Travelling with CBD
Now that CBD products are legal in the United States many consumers are seeking to better understand the laws surrounding the use and possession of cannabidiol (CBD). CBD was previously classified as a schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act but with the recent passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act prohibition of CBD has ended.
What Is CBD?
Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is one of over 400 cannabinoids that comes from the cannabis and hemp plants.
CBD produced from the hemp plant contains less than .3% THC and is considered a non-intoxicating substance. CBD does not make the user feel “high” such as THC does.
CBD is now legal in all 50 U.S. states and is often sold as a wellness product online. CBD products come in different forms such as oils, lotions, creams, tinctures and capsules.
What Is the Agriculture Improvement Act?
The Agriculture Improvement Act is more commonly known as the Farm Bill which was passed by the United States Government in December 2018. The new legislation lifted the prohibition on hemp in the United States and made products derived from hemp, such as CBD, fully legal.
The legalization of hemp is expected to boost the CBD industry and generate more research into the therapeutic applications of CBD. Experts predict that the CBD industry will be worth $1 billion by 2020.
Travelling With CBD
Travelling with CBD products is now legal within the United States. CBD may be transported across state lines and into states where medical cannabis is not yet legal.
Residents of the United States are also able to fly with CBD products as long as they meet TSA regulations. For instance, if CBD oil is being taken on a plane in a carry-on bag it must be under the maximum allowable liquid stipulated in the TSA guidelines.
The CBD product must clearly show that the CBD was derived from hemp and contains less than .3% THC. It is always advisable to ensure that products are clearly labeled with this information to avoid confusion over whether the CBD product is legal.
At the end of the day TSA agents are attempting to maintain safety on planes and are looking for weapons or illegal drugs. As long as an individual’s CBD products are clearly labeled as “hemp derived CBD” there shouldn’t be an issue.
International Travel With CBD
CBD products are illegal at all border crossings and on international flights. While CBD is legal in the United States it is not legal in many other countries. For instance, Canada has legalized recreational cannabis however the purchase and sale of hemp derived CBD products is still illegal.
If an individual attempts to take CBD products across an international border the products will be confiscated and criminal charges may be pressed.
Chakra Love CBD Products
Chakra Love offers a full line of CBD products including: oils, bath bombs, syrups, gummies, vape oil, hemp powder, tea, lotions, pain salve and more.
These products are easy to take on the go and are a great compliment to your daily health and wellness regime.
Anne Marie @cannawrite for Chakra Love