Are you planning on taking CBD topicals along with you on a trip? Whether you are packing CBD-infused hemp oil, body lotion, or any other skincare product containing cannabidiol, the following article should help ensure a trouble-free experience.
In the United States and Europe, there are laws and regulations in place for the transport of CBD cream and related products. In the U.S., transporting these items is subject to the regulation of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which is part of the Department of Homeland Security.
As per TSA regulations, bringing medical marijuana and derivative products onboard an airplane is prohibited. This also applies to products with CBD derived from marijuana. The U.S. federal government still considers marijuana illegal, which means that all products derived from it are illegal as well.
CBD cream with CBD derived from hemp are another matter. Hemp was legalized in the U.S. after the passage of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018. By the end of May 2018, the TSA website bore a statement clarifying the legality of hemp-derived CBD products.
According to the statement, products and medications that contain hemp-derived CBD, as well as CBD products approved by the FDA, are allowed on flights. The law further stipulates that these products should have been produced in conformance to regulations defined under the Agriculture Improvement Act.
Going by the above regulations, you can legally carry CBD cream in your check-in luggage. You can carry CBD oil products in your luggage and carry-on bags as well, provided you conform to TSA regulations regarding the amount of liquid or gel you can bring on a flight.
As per TSA regulations, the maximum amount of liquid you can have in your carry-on luggage is 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters. In most cases, you could carry your CBD oil products in the same bag as you carry your other toiletry products or medicines.
Of course, going on an international flight means that you will have to conform to a different set of rules. Here’s what you should know about taking CBD cream and other CBD-based products on international flights.
If you are flying to the U.K., you can bring CBD cream along with you as long as it conforms to U.K. federal law. Your CBD cream should be manufactured specifically for human consumption for one thing, and it should not contain any THC whatsoever.
Keep in mind that some airlines may have specific rules and regulations regarding CBD creams and other CBD-based products. It is always a good idea to check with airline representatives and customs before you are scheduled to go on your flight.
Most countries in the EU are subject to the same laws and regulations as the U.K. However, the laws on the transport of CBD cream and similar products may differ slightly depending on the country in question. Here’s what you should know about transporting CBD cream and CBD-based products to specific EU countries:
In general, it is best to ensure that your CBD cream does not contain THC before you travel to any European country. It is also a good idea to check relevant legislation before your trip, as laws can change any time.