Can I Travel with My CBD?
- by Lourdes Staff
If you are traveling across state lines with CBD, understanding some of the laws in place will help you avoid trouble with local authorities.
What Are the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 and the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018?
Hemp is a variety of the cannabis sativa plant that contains less than 0.3% THC, making it impossible to get high from consuming it. In fact, hemp can be used to make clothing, rope and other items and has been cultivated for millennia. The Hemp Farming Act was passed in 2018 as part of an effort to decriminalize industrial hemp production at the federal level and remove barriers related to interstate sales and transportation of all varieties of hemp products including CBD oil—but only if you're following state law!
The Agricultural Improvement Act (or "Farm Bill") also came into play with regard to CBD sales because its passage meant that hemp would be removed from Schedule 1 classification under the Controlled Substances Act which means that companies can now legally produce their own CBD based products without having them inspected by the FDA.
Can I Travel with CBD?
You can travel with CBD if you have a valid medical card.
If you're traveling to another state, make sure that your state's laws allow the use of CBD before crossing over state lines. If they do, then you may be able to legally bring your CBD products with you.
If you're traveling internationally, check what the regulations are in whatever country or countries you'll be visiting. Some countries will have strict restrictions on bringing CBD into their country without a prescription from a doctor from that country or outside agency approval such as The World Health Organization (WHO). However, some countries will allow it as long as it's not used for recreational use and is only for personal health reasons such as epilepsy or cancer treatment symptoms
Crossing State Lines With CBD
It’s important to know your local and destination laws before traveling with CBD. If you are unsure about whether or not CBD is legal in your home state, contact the Department of Health in order to find out more.
In addition to knowing your local laws, it’s also important that you check with border control agents before attempting to cross state lines with CBD. Not all states treat products containing THC and CBD equally; some may allow travelers from one bordering state but ban those coming from another bordering or non-bordering state due to varying regulations regarding possession across borders that can make crossing into a different jurisdiction difficult or impossible depending on which product was purchased or possessed. For instance, some states require prescriptions while others do not. It may also be necessary for travelers who wish to cross their borders into another jurisdiction where marijuana has been decriminalized due to its medicinal properties, only if they have proper documentation proving this usage, usually forms from a physician.
What to know before traveling with CBD?
You should be cautious about taking CBD across state lines or international borders, whether by plane or car. It is also illegal to take CBD on a plane or in your carry-on baggage through airport security checkpoints and TSA checkpoints.
It is also important to remember that if you are traveling internationally with your CBD products, they will likely be treated as a Schedule 1 drug at the border checkpoint or airport security.
Understanding the law regarding travel with CBD products will help you avoid trouble with the local authorities. While some states allow for the transport of hemp, others may not be so lenient. If you are unsure about your state or destination’s stance on CBD, we recommend checking your local and destination laws before making any plans for travel.