Traveling should be a source of relaxation and pleasure, but if you are planning to travel with your CBD vapes, you may be signing up for a bumpy ride.
Today, we will share with you some tips for a stress-free travel experience with CBD vape oils.
We will present the CBD-related laws and regulations, outline the different types of CBD oils, give you a checklist of what to bring with you, and provide some packing tips.
In the US, CBD oils have become more readily available since the Farm Bill was signed in 2018. This regulation meant that certain types of CBD products are legal on the federal level.
With the wide adoption of CBD products, vapers were introduced with new possibilities. The Farm Bill also affected travel regulations.
Before 2018, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) prohibited travelers from bringing any CBD oils to airports and on planes. While it’s still illegal to actually vape at the airport or on an airplane, you can now bring your vapes with you.
However, there are some restrictions.
If you don’t know the source of your CBD vape, don’t bring it with you. Vape liquids containing CBD derived from hemp are legal as long as the THC content is lower than 0.3%. On the other end of the spectrum are the marijuana-derived CBD oils that are illegal and often have a higher THC content.
The issue here is that THC is a psychoactive substance that produces a ‘high’. The amount of THC found in marijuana and marijuana-derived CBD oils is significantly higher compared to hemp-based products.
If you aren’t looking for trouble, steer clear from carrying marijuana in your luggage.
While you can travel with hemp-based CBD oils across the US, there are some states and municipalities that have stricter local laws.
Always check the laws in your destination state or country to verify whether you can bring your CBD vape oil.
If you’re traveling internationally, it’s best to avoid bringing CBD vape oils with you. However, if your mind is set on not leaving your products at home, double- and triple-check what’s legal and what isn’t to avoid criminal penalties.
There are a few things you should check even if you believe the products you’re carrying are legal at your destination.
First of all, check the Certificate of Analysis (COA) of your CBD vape oil. This will help ensure that the oil is actually below the legal limit of 0.3% of THC content. If there’s no certificate, don’t take the risk. Responsible manufacturers will always make these certificates available to consumers.
When traveling with CBD vape oils, it’s best to collect and pack documentation that can clear up any potential issues with authorities. Other than the COA, you can bring lab reports, any prescriptions you may have for the products, or your doctor’s notes.
With these documents, you should be able to go through airport security without any issues.
When packing for an airport, it’s best to have your CBD oils in your carry-on luggage. It is legal to have it in checked bags as well, but if the airport security spots it and suspects something might be off, your products may be confiscated. When you have CBD oils in your carry-on bags, you can quickly whip out the necessary documentation and clear up potential issues.
That said, there are limitations to the amount of liquids, gels, lotions, oils, and similar products you can have on you when boarding the plane. You can only bring one quart-sized plastic bag with up to 3.4 oz of liquid per carry-on. Anything over that amount will need to be checked.
If you’re using legal products, packaging them properly, and having the appropriate documentation, you shouldn’t have any issues when traveling with CBD vape oils. Take the precautions and enjoy your hassle-free trip!