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How To Fly With CBD Over The Holidays

The percentage of THC is one of the most important factors when it comes to transportation. For you to successfully move CBD oil across states, the THC level must be below 0.3%.

CBD is just about the least alienating type of cannabis product, which makes it perfect for sharing with friends and family over the holidays, or stashing it away to help ease your anxiety. It’s a compound that’s of equal interest to your best friend as your conservative uncle. But despite the compound’s acceptance and legality, there are a few things you should account for when traveling with CBD.

The percentage of THC is one of the most important factors when it comes to transportation. For you to successfully move CBD oil across states, the THC level must be below 0.3%. It’s also important to remember that not a lot of people, including TSA agents, know the difference between CBD and THC, so the least “weedy” your package looks the better. This also depends on the airport your flying from, since some are more lax with their regulations, especially if they are located within legal states.

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“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,” explains the TSA’s website.

Not all CBD oil is derived from hemp; a lot of these products are extracted from the marijuana plant, having a higher THC percentage. These types of products are banned across all airports, even if the state that you’re traveling to or from is a legal one for cannabis.

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If your product fits the TSA’s guidelines, it should be okay to travel in your carry on or luggage, just remember that liquids must be 3.4 ounces or less if you plan on stowing them in your carry on or personal bag.

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If you comply with these rules you’ll have no issue when it comes to national trips. If you’re traveling to a different country, it’s another matter entirely, since you must account for the legal status of the compound.

In these cases, you should be as careful as possible, looking into the country’s CBD drug regulations or any additional restrictions. You should also look into purchasing travel size CBD products and having with you your product’s Certificate of Analysis (COA), which confirms your product’s safety and validity. When in doubt, it’s best to leave your CBD product at home and save yourself the waste of money and time.

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