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Guide to Travelling with CBD Oil Internationally

Travelling with CBD at an airport

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Various motives drive individuals to travel with CBD products. Apart from their potential to induce calming effects and alleviate travel-related anxiety, many CBD users feel compelled to carry their balms, tinctures, or oils for medical purposes.

Travelling with CBD Products: What You Should Know

Although CBD products enjoy legal status in most European countries and the UK, taking them on flights may still entail certain risks.

For European traveler’s intending to bring CBD products, placing them in checked luggage is advisable. If you’re opting for hand luggage, consider having a Certificate of Analysis for the product. This third-party analysis validates the legality of products by confirming the cannabinoid content in each item.

Furthermore, terpene infused products can easily alert trained dogs within an airport. This is because dogs are trained to detect the scents of illegal goods – these scents that come from terpenes! If travelling with our White Widow or OG Kush it is advisable to store in a sealed bag.

To steer clear of legal troubles, CBD must be lawful both in the departure and destination countries. Ensure you have the latest information on its legality before traveling. However, it’s advisable to abstain from carrying hemp products or CBD to countries in Asia and South America. In some instances, transporting illegal substances to these regions can result in severe penalties, including life imprisonment or even the death penalty – a risk that far outweighs any potential benefits.

Navigating CBD Legality Across Regions

Can I Bring CBD Oil on a Plane?

Despite CBD products being legal in the UK and most of Europe, transporting them via flights might present challenges.

For European traveler’s intending to bring CBD products, placing them in checked luggage is advisable. If you’re opting for hand luggage, consider having a Certificate of Analysis for the product. This third-party analysis validates the legality of Canavape products by confirming the cannabinoid content in each item.

To steer clear of legal troubles, CBD must be lawful both in the departure and destination countries. Ensure you have the latest information on its legality before traveling. However, it’s advisable to abstain from carrying hemp products or CBD to countries in Asia and South America. In some instances, transporting illegal substances to these regions can result in severe penalties, including life imprisonment or even the death penalty – a risk that far outweighs any potential benefits.

Where is CBD Legal?

USA

Bringing CBD into the USA involves navigating intricate guidelines set by the American Transport Security Administration. Notably, medical marijuana, including CBD, is prohibited in both carry-on and checked bags.

Despite CBD’s legal status in numerous US states, certain jurisdictions still consider it illegal. Complicating matters, federal law and individual state regulations intertwine, rendering CBD’s importation illegal.

However, the situation varies for industrial hemp-derived CBD. Similar to the UK, CBD derived from industrial hemp is legal for production and distribution, as long as it contains less than 0.2% THC. This isolated compound is sourced from a different plant, despite being chemically similar.

Numerous US states now allow both medical and recreational marijuana use, including Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and the District of Columbia (as of January 2019). Medical cannabis, sometimes limited to CBD, is now lawful in Oklahoma, New Mexico, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Georgia, Delaware, Florida, and Connecticut.

Europe

Within Europe and the UK, the legality of medical cannabis, including CBD, varies by country. Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, and Italy are among the countries where medical cannabis is permitted. Industrial hemp cultivation is also lawful in many European nations if the THC content is below 0.2%. Numerous companies employ industrial hemp to produce CBD extracts and isolates. Before traveling, ensure you’re well-versed in the regulations of your destination country.

The European Industrial Hemp Association advocates for unified legislation across Europe. In the interim, travelers are advised to research the specific laws of their intended country.

UK

CBD enjoys legal status in the UK, with unrestricted sale as long as it’s derived from hemp (not marijuana) and contains less than 0.2% psychoactive THC. Traveling domestically within the UK with CBD is permissible, though standard border security protocols apply.

Expect questions from border agents, as some might not be updated on recent legal changes. The UK government’s reference might not reflect the current legislation, potentially leading to misunderstandings. In such cases, awareness of the latest regulations is paramount.

Please note: This blog post reflects historical data predating recent changes in cannabinoid laws, medical cannabis regulations, and some of our best CBD product names, strengths, and formulations. These historical blogs remain as a reference post our website update, but they might contain outdated information. Discover our updated CBD and legal cannabinoid products for the best CBD experience. 

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