Summer travel season is just getting started and with all the excitement also comes some worry around the unknown, as the last of the states are opening and travel restrictions are being lifted around the country. Travelers have been turning to CBD products in order to help with issues including anxiety management, stress relief, and relaxation, and also for pain support from spending hours on the plane or in a car. We know that travel can take its toll on our body and also on our minds, especially on the heels of a global pandemic, and CBD can help maintain healthy habits to help us recover faster and feel better. But what are the legalities of traveling with CBD? We chat with the Vice President of Marketing at Sky Wellness – a brand of premium CBD wellness products – about taking these items across state lines and overseas. Here’s what they have to say about traveling with CBD.
Before getting into what’s allowed and what’s not, we need to clarify that Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is typically derived from hemp. There’s also Cannabigerol (CBG), a lesser-known minor cannabinoid known for its effects on energy and skin health. Please note, the products we are talking about containing CBD and/or CBG only, and are free of THC which is the main psychoactive chemical in cannabis.
Both CBD and CBG are appealing options to support a healthy lifestyle. Specifically for traveling, the ingredients in these products can help reduce anxiety, support relaxation, and offer relief from pain and fatigue. You can check out Sky Wellness’s full collection of daily wellness CBD products here. According to the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD and CBG are legal in all 50 states. They were proven to be a non-harmful substance and were removed from the TSA’s cannot fly list. That means as long as the product is THC-free, you are free to travel with it throughout the country. Just make sure that if you are carrying on, and you’re traveling with a lotion, gel, or other liquid, that the item still adheres to the 3.4-ounce limit required by the TSA. While that might be great news to many, we need to be more careful with international travel. As borders start to open up, we recommend you be diligent with checking the international rules and regulations on CBD with the foreign country or countries you will be visiting. The laws are constantly changing and vary from country to country. It gets even more confusing if you are traveling by cruise ship. We recommend contacting your cruise line directly for more information on what is safe to bring on board.
Some other tips for traveling with CBD or CBG:
- To reduce the amount of liquids you are traveling with, we recommend CBD products in gummy, soft gel, or pill form instead.
- The FAA does not allow vapes and other battery-powered smoking devices in checked bags. You can, however, travel with them in your carry-on baggage or on your person.
- To avoid delays, never try to hide or disguise these products while you’re traveling.
- For international travel, when in doubt it is best to leave your items at home.
With rules and regulations constantly changing, it’s best to be diligent with your research on the legalities of all cannabis products. We wish you the most fun and enjoyment with all your travel plans, and most importantly we hope you stay safe this summer!
ABOUT SKY WELLNESS
Sky Wellness is a brand family of affordable, premium THC Free, Full Spectrum, and Isolate Hemp-derived CBD products that are designed to elevate health, enhance well-being and make life… feel, better. Unlike others in the industry, each product is made only from the highest quality raw materials in the cleanest, safest, certified facilities, all verified via rigorous third-party testing. The ultimate goal of Sky Wellness is to make customers feel better by optimizing wellness outcomes through the benefits of Hemp-derived CBD. Available online at skywellness.com and at nearly 1,100 Convenience & specialty retail locations nationwide.