What’s The Deal With Bringing CBD Products On A Plane?

CBD On a PlaneWhat is CBD again?
Cannabidiol is more commonly know as CBD and is a cannabinoids extract of the cannabis plant. It can make up to 40% of the extract from the plant depending on the strain and is 1 of 113 different cannabinoids. More importantly, it doesn’t have its cousin’s (THC’s) psychoactive effects on the user. Remember that THC is the main ingredient in marijuana.
Why would you want to bring it on a plane?
Well, there could be a number of reasons, but there are a few major plane specific reasons. First, it can help with anxiety. Plane rides can be difficult for all of us and some have a very difficult time with traveling from the busy airports to the on board turbulence. CBD products can be used to help get through the flight. Just hide a bit of CBD in a poison ring and you can take a shot as you sit down. Second, it can help relax your muscle and fend off joint and muscle pain. Being confined to a small seat for multiple hours can be incredibly difficult and cause stiffness, soreness, and numbness. CBD products have been shown to help relax the muscles making it easier to deal with the long travel in cramped quarters.
CBD On a PlaneBut can you bring CBD products on a plane?
Well, there is no solid answer at the moment. When you walk into an airport you are still on state public property. So, if you live in a state where CBD products are legal then you can walk around without a care in the world. You don’t even need to hide the CBD in a poison ring. However, once you pass through security you are passing through a federal gate that is managed by the Transportation Security Administration. This means that federal law governs the security gate, not just state law.
Let’s discuss for a moment the purpose of the TSA. The TSA is not a drug enforcement agency. They are highly concerned with airplane security. They are completely focused on making sure you get to your plane and your final destination safely and securely. What does this mean? Well, it means that they aren’t looking for drugs. If they find drugs they may report you to local authorities but if the drug is legal in the state then there is a bit of a quandary. This used to mean that you needed to hide your CBD products in a poison ring.
However, as of January 2020 the TSA’s website has included the following language: “Marijuana and certain cannabis infused products, including some Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, remain illegal under federal law except for products that contain no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis or that are approved by FDA.” (LINK) So, it sounds like if they can magically determine if there is less than 0.3 percent THC they may care, otherwise it sounds like you could be safe taking your CBD products through the airport.

CBD edibles offer longer lasting highs for pain relief compared to smoking

Sensation from edibles can last up to six hours

CBD ediblesHighs from CBD edibles can be far more potent than smoking or vaping herb products. Research has found that eating CBD products rather than smoking them, gives users a body high that lasts between four and six hours. Although an edible’s high takes slightly longer to “kick in”, the overall effect and pain relief is stronger and longer lasting.

In layman terms, the ratio of 11-hydroxy-THC to Delta-9-THC in CBD edibles is far higher than if CBD is smoked. CBD can be packed into a variety of foods through creative recipes. These allow users to eat food items rather than smoking or vaping CBD. The more intense sensation can then give individuals strong pain relief. Due to the saliva breaking down the THC in CBD edibles, the THC gets into the body for a more intense high.

One of the big differences between eating CBD products rather than smoking or vaping, is it takes slightly longer for it to kick in. According to research, it can take up to 90 minutes for the high to fully kick in. One issue that can affect people who are new to edibles is that they eat too many CDB food items.
CBD edibles

The time it takes for an edible to kick in can cause individuals to eat more believing the high won’t be strong enough. This can cause them to have too much at one time. New edible users can over consume CBD food items without realizing it.

CBD ediblesEdibles are a safer way to ingest CDB than smoking. By ingesting CBD through smoke, individuals can cause respiratory issues. Smoking causes individuals to ingest ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, and formaldehyde, which are all cancer-causing substances. Like smoking cigarettes, smoking CBD can cause breathing issues.

CBD Edibles offer a healthier alternative and individuals can receive the same benefits without the harmful side effects,” Website CBDEdibles.sites, explains. “Consumers can eat an edible and get the pain relief they seek without causing other potentially harmful issues by smoking.”