August 1, 2019
Hemp and marijuana are both varieties of the cannabis plant; however, they are classified differently under the law due to their concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound found in cannabis.
Under federal law, marijuana is still considered an illegal substance because of its THC-content and ability to induce psychoactive effects. Hemp contains no more than 0.3% THC, while marijuana can contain over 30% THC-content.
In 2018, Hemp was reclassified as an agricultural commodity under the Agricultural Improvement Act and is no longer considered a controlled substance, which means that products using hemp-derived CBD are legal under federal law.
Based on TSA technicalities, passengers cannot travel with marijuana-derived CBD because marijuana is illegal under federal law.
CBD derived from hemp; however, is federally legal and is allowed to be brought on a plane.
With this in consideration, it’s also important to be cautious when traveling with CBD because of shifting legal regulations and the unclear distinction between hemp-derived and marijuana-derived CBD amongst the general public.
If you’re planning on bringing CBD on your next flight, here are some easy tips you can follow to make sure you are prepared.
While hemp-derived CBD is legal under federal law, some laws and regulations will vary from state to state, and certain states have strict laws against CBD regardless of its source.
Because of this, it is important for travelers to research the rules and regulations of both the state being departed from and the state being traveled to.
Poor manufacturing practices can lead to low-quality CBD and inaccurate cannabinoid content. Even if a product’s label displays that the product is “THC-FREE,” it may actually contain THC, making that product illegal.
Before you purchase a CBD product, review its ingredients and COA, or lab report, to confirm that it contains less than 0.3 percent. For cautionary purposes, it is highly recommended to print out the product’s lab report and have it readily available during your flight just in case you need to verify the product’s cannabinoid content with airport security.
Like other aqueous products, liquid-based CBD products (oils, lotions, etc.) must meet the requirements outlined by the TSA. Travelers can bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams, and pastes that contain less than 3.4 oz of liquid each in a carry-on bag. In addition, it is recommended to not hide your CBD products and group them with other liquids so that they do not appear suspicious
Due to the precarious legalities towards hemp, marijuana, and cannabis in other countries, traveling internationally with hemp or marijuana-derived CBD is not advised.
In some parts of the world, hemp and marijuana are heavily regulated, and importing even personal use products could result in severe criminal punishment
Our CBD products are tested twice to ensure potency. All test results (Certificate of Analysis/COA) are available for review on our website here.
Our CBD infused Muscle Therapy Salve pain relief topicals are made from Colorado Hemp Cannabidiol oil and contain no THC.
Written by Lisa Scheerer, CEO and Creative Alchemist of Not The Same dba Alise Body Care
August 1, 2019