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Can you fly with CBD oil? 2019 Farm Bill Update

By Jesse Li | Feb 06, 2019 in CBD Blog | 4 min read

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It is no surprise that so many people ask the question, "can you fly with CBD oil?". CBD, or cannabidiol, is widely used as a supplement for anxiety reliever, sleep aid, and more.

Daily CBD users often wonder if you are allowed to fly with CBD products. Some even use cannabinoids to help with anxiety during flights.

President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill which has changed the future of CBD for the better and will make it easier for you to travel with CBD.

We are here to provide you with information on the 2019 Farm Bill status and how to travel safely with CBD.

Flying with CBD is allowed in 2019

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Every few years the Farm Bill gets an update that sets the tone for agricultural policy. The 2018 Farm Bill has new mandates in regards to hemp cultivation.

The updated 2019 Farm Bill expands the cultivation of hemp and hemp derived products to all 50 states.

Now farmers will be able to pursue hemp cultivation and gain access to federal grants, banking, and other benefits.

Most importantly, the Farm Bill removes industrial hemp from the illegal schedule 1 drugs list, and it’s now classified as an agricultural commodity.

This means that CBD from industrial hemp is now federally legal across all 50 states.

Does this make all CBD products legal?

Technically yes, CBD is legal on a federal level. The Farm Bill specifies industrial hemp as legal, which means only CBD products derived from industrial hemp are legal.

Industrial hemp contains less than 0.3% THC, anything higher than that is considered federally illegal.

So when purchasing CBD make sure that it is derived from industrial hemp and less than 0.3% THC!

How to fly with CBD

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Traveling with CBD should pose no problems thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill. It is still important to proceed with caution when traveling with any cannabinoids.

Do research on the rules and regulations wherever you plan to visit just to be safe.

Make sure that you purchase a legal CBD product, containing less than 0.3% THC, or you may run into problems with TSA.

Also be careful with how much CBD you plan to bring. Below we will list the TSA rules to help you legally pack your CBD.

TSA Liquid Rule

The TSA Liquid Rule states that you can bring no more than 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters of liquid in your carry on.

The liquid bottles also have to be in a quart-sized plastic bag, containers larger than that are not allowed.

TSA will also revoke large bottles even if they only contain 3.4 ounces so make sure you are carrying the appropriate container size.

How to pack

For carry-on bags, pack your CBD oil in a 3.4 ounce container and have the liquid bottle in a quart sized bag. Doing this will help the TSA process go smoothly.

Make sure the CBD oil is clearly labeled and sealed, and that the THC content is less than 0.3%. We recommend that you also pack the lab reports just in case TSA asks any questions.

CBD oil is not the only way to ingest CBD. There are CBD gummies, capsules, and more.

Non-liquid CBD products are exempt from the liquid regulations so those can be packed with no hassle. You should have no problems flying with cbd gummies.

Overall, traveling with CBD shouldn’t be a problem as long as you are familiar with the TSA rules and your CBD meets the legal standards (less than 0.3% THC, industrial hemp).

Benefits of flying with CBD

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Cannabidiol has several positive effects which is why many people use it daily as a supplement for anxiety, nausea, sleep, pain, etc.

Everyone has different reasons for wanting to travel with CBD, but there are some who may want to consider ingesting CBD if they have a fear of flying.

Cbd helps ease anxiety

As we mentioned earlier, CBD is known for easing anxiety, nerves, and nausea which are common symptoms that fearful flyers encounter. CBD can help calm those fears and anxiety leading to a relaxed flight.

CBD is non-psychoactive as opposed to THC which is psychoactive. Some people take THC edibles before a flight to relax their nerves but you may feel sick once you’re up in the air.

On the other hand, CBD will not get you high and will provide the soothing benefits you need to get you through your flight. Common forms of on-the-go CBD products include bottled tinctures and edibles.

CBD as a sleep aid

Some people prefer to sleep on a flight due to being tired or to make time pass.

Taking CBD right before your flight can help improve quality of sleep.

This is a huge benefit because good quality sleep is seldomly found during a plane ride.

Although you can ingest CBD oil or any type of CBD, we recommend taking CBD Gummies with melatonin. They are a sleep aid supplement that contain melatonin which will help you doze off into bliss.

Can you fly internationally with cbd?

Although CBD is great to take before a long flight, we highly suggest that you do not travel internationally with any type of cannabinoid.

Flying internationally can be stressful due to tighter security measures, international customs, etc. Traveling with CBD may cause more trouble than it’s worth.

Some countries are more lenient but there are a few that impose punishments for cannabis possession.

It’s up to you to do some research on the country you’re traveling to, but it is not advised to fly internationally with any potential illegal substances.

We do not recommend traveling international with CBD as it is illegal in a lot of countries outside of the United States.

Be safe, smart, and do your research if you plan to travel with any CBD products. Make sure that the CBD product you are taking is legal and can provide you with lab reports so you can pack just in case.

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