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Can You Fly with CBD Oil?

can you fly with cbd oil

Bathing suit. ✔️

Travel guide. ✔️

Camera. ✔️

CBD. ❓❓❓

We all know that things like Tylenol and Advil, or prescription meds, are fine. So, what happens when you want to bring CBD on your flight? Can you fly with CBD oil?

TSA Guidelines

In the past, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) guidelines made no distinction between marijuana and hemp, or CBD and THC. Everything fell into one category, under one “not allowed” umbrella.

Thankfully, they’ve clarified their guidelines to distinguish between the two.

The new TSA guidelines read:

“Marijuana and certain cannabis infused products, including some Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, remain illegal under federal law except for products that contain no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis or that are approved by FDA.”

So, in theory, as long as you’ve chosen a product with less than 0.3% THC, or if it’s approved by the FDA, you should be good.

In theory.

One Small Problem

There’s just one small problem.

Let’s start with the positive. The TSA says that its agents “do not search for marijuana or other illegal drugs.”

That said, if you’ve got it in your carry on, or it’s flagged by the scanners, it may be tested.

Herein lies the problem. The tests used in the field can’t tell the difference between CBD and THC. Since both come from the cannabis sativa plant, both CBD and THC show up on the test as the same thing.

So, if a TSA agent finds your CBD, and tests it, you might want to be sure you have a copy of the Certificate of Analysis with you.

Not sure what a Certificate of Analysis is, or how to read one? Check this out.

Can You Fly with CBD Oil?

So, clear as water or clear as mud? Like all the rules surrounding CBD, it seems, the rules about flying with CBD are still a little confusing.

The TSA guidelines were likely altered to make things a little more clear, but we’re not sure that’s been the end result.

Again, in theory, that CBD oil you purchased should be fine, as long as it’s less than 0.3% THC. But, and this is a big but, the agency warns that “the final decision rests with the TSA officer” on duty, so let’s just hope they’re having a good day.