A guide to traveling with CBD on planes, trains, ships and automobiles
Many people use CBD in various forms as a stress or anxiety reliever when they travel. From rushing to gates for departure to flight delays, traveling can create lots of stress and anxiety.
Many people are wanting to swap alcohol and prescription medications for stress and anxiety when traveling with natural solutions. CBD is the ideal answer.
And if you’re on a CBD treatment protocol for pain or other reasons, you need to continue treatments even when you are away from home.
We get questions nearly every day about traveling with CBD products. Here’s what you need to know.
CBD Travel and The Law
In the U.S., you can travel legally with CBD products with THC content under .03 via any means of transportation. That means:
- Travel with most CDB oils is legal
- Travel with most CBD edibles is legal
- Travel with most CBD tinctures is legal
- Travel with most CBD inhalers is legal
- Travel with most CBD balms and other topicals is legal
You’ll still be subject to TSA guidelines when traveling (don’t try to carry on a gallon of CBD oil with you on a plane, as an example) but, if you are within TSA guidelines, you’ll be fine.
For International travel, traveling with CBD can be a little tricky, and may even be illegal, even if the CBD product contains zero THC. Laws regarding CBD can vary by country. Punishments in some countries can be what most would consider to be extreme.
It’s always best to research current CBD legislation for each and every country you’ll be staying in or passing through. When in doubt, we advise you to not take CBD with you on international trips.
Driving and CBD
Since CBD products don’t contain the psychoactive ingredients that get you high, it is legal in the United States to drive a vehicle or boat while using CBD products.
We advise you to use your best judgement. You know what you are using CBD for and how it makes you feel. If you are using a high concentration of CBD to help you sleep, it’s not a safe thing to take your normal dose and then operate a vehicle.
Tips for Traveling With CBD
These tips are in no order of importance but are beneficial to all when traveling with CBD:
- Buy CBD products from reputable manufacturers and sources like Vapen CBD. It’s estimated that 7 out of 10 CBD product labels contain incorrect concentration levels of CBD, THC and other ingredients. That’s because the industry is new and testing standards are lax. Don’t let a mistake happen to you. Only buy from reputable U.S. growers and producers like Vapen CBD.
- Bring enough with you to last your entire trip plus two extra days to stay on the safe side in event of unexpected delays or needs.
- We recommend keeping your CBD and any other medications in their original container with their original product labeling. Some states have requirements about the labeling of medications with which you need to comply.
- Always keep your CBD products in your carry on instead of checked baggage. That way it’s handy when you need to use it. It’s most likely the way you travel with other medications. It better ensures the purity and stability of the CBD product. And finally, it’s easy and convenient for you to answer any questions someone may have about what it is.
- Stay within TSA guidelines for transporting CBD liquids. This usually means keeping your liquids under 3 oz. and transport them in a clear bag for easy viewing by inspectors.
- Be aware of CBD rules and regulations when traveling through or staying in countries outside the United States. CBD is still illegal in some countries and penalties for its possession or use could be severe. When in doubt, don’t bring CBD products with you on trips outside the U.S.
- Select product sizes that are convenient for traveling. Some CBD product packaging is big and bulky, making it difficult to put in a carryon or your pocket or purse.
Enjoy your travels. And make sure to take Vapen CBD with you for each and every stop along your way.