CBD On a Plane

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.