Within the last year, CBD has made its way into every aspect of Americans daily life including air travel. The status quo of airlines just became a new level of “high” although the rules and regulations on bringing CBD onto planes and into airports are very vague.
Despite, the fact that CBD is legal in some states, the TSA is still a federally ran agency and airports are subject to federal laws, and unfortunately marijuana is still considered federally illegal.
This is why TSA has the right to ban or stop any traveler with edibles, dried flower or any forms of marijuana that contain a certain amount of THC.
However, CBD dangles in the realm of question primarily if it is derived from hemp. According to the DEA and FDA, CBD made from hemp is not considered to be the same as psychoactive marijuana. The agency suggests that if the THC content in the CBD oil is below 0.3 percent, no legal action will be taken place.
The main problem most American have is the fact that CBD oil is widely sold in medical dispensaries and is often derived from cannabis, not hemp. THC concentrations can be detected easier and test at a higher level making the source of the CBD illegal under federal law.
But the legalities of CBD oil is so gray, the companies that produce these products have been manipulated the system for years before the government took effect.
The point is it would take a furious and determined TSA agent to spot out and flag a traveler’s cannabis-derived CBD product, but the scary truth is it is happening around the states that don’t allow CBD.
The single four states that have not budged when it comes to the cannabis compound are Idaho, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas.
Idaho has not moved to legalize any form of CBD or THC but may see an option on the Ballot this November, South Dakota will be putting their initiative on the Ballot this coming voting season. So will Nebraska which has two cannabis measures hoping to find its way on the Ballot, but Kansas still passes on having any medical marijuana initiative on the Ballot.
According to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), along with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) when it comes to traveling with CBD oil, it must contain THC content below 0.3% to be cleared. Many are advised to purchase their merchandise from a reputable company with a Certificate of Analysis from a reliable laboratory that explicitly outlines the content of the product.
The Transport Security Administration (TSA) regulations are required to report any speculated violations of law if they encounter one.
“Meaning an extract containing one or more cannabinoids that have been derived from any plant of the genus Cannabis, other than the separated resin (whether crude or purified) obtained from the plants(58) Marihuana Extract–7350”-DEA.
A bottom line traveling with CBD is still not the safest thing a traveler can do.