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Can You Travel With CBD?

Can you travel with CBD?

CBD oil has many uses, and recently, brands have started to incorporate it into a wide range of products. You can buy CBD Gummy Bears and skincare products that contain CBD, and even some dog treats now have CBD in them to calm our anxious 4-legged friends. Due to the changes in the law, more people are open to buying CBD products.

If you have a travel bug or are living nomadically while working remote, you might wonder if it’s okay to bring along your CBD items during your trips. Questions like “Are CBD-infused products allowed in airports?” and “Can I bring my CBD oil?” are very common.

Due to recent changes in the law after the 2018 Farm Bill, also known as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, traveling and crossing state lines with CBD is federally legal. But there 3 catches to watch out for we’ll explain here – make sure the CBD in your products was extracted from hemp (not marijuana), has a dosage of THC under the legal limit, and the place you’re traveling to allows CBD.

Domestic Travel

The CBD oils that are extracted from hemp are considered legal on a federal level. You can bring it with you on your travels, whether across different state borders or during flights. We advise that you use travel-sized products that won’t take too much space in your luggage or your carry-ons and don’t exceed the liquid size limits (so they don’t get confiscated at security!)

Traveling, and especially the recycled air on planes, is notoriously bad for your skin. It’s common to experience dry skin or breakouts after long travel days. Normally, bringing all of your skincare goods can be a hassle, but fortunately TribeTokes has an entire collection of travel-sized CBD skincare, like the Travel Size CBD Superfood Mask, Travel Size CBD Collagen Boosting Serum, and many more.

CBD oils that are extracted from marijuana are still considered unlawful in some states. Hemp and marijuana are all in the cannabis family, but hemp is grown with THC levels below 0.3%, and marijuana has THC levels above 0.3%. Both have varying levels of CBD that can be extracted, so your CBD could be from either. You can easily differentiate the two by studying the product ingredients on the label. Make sure that the products you are using have a THC level below 0.3%.

Lastly, while it is FEDERALLY legal to consume and travel with CBD oil, there may be state laws that differ – states maintain the right to ban certain substances in their own state. Make sure you do your research before you travel. For example, as of the time this post was published, CBD is banned in Idaho, Iowa and South Dakota – these are “less traveled states” but just FYI!

International Travel

If you plan to travel internationally, you might want to do extensive research before bringing your products. Many countries globally still classify CBD and hemp as illegal, so check the laws of the country you are going into. Beware if it is not allowed, you should leave your products at home.

If you’re moving on water or are going on a cruise, it’s a bit more complicated – some cruise lines allow it, but it is still puzzling. Some cruise lines can ban the oils; we recommend contacting them directly if you must travel with your CBD oil if you want to guarantee it won’t be confiscated.

Why Are CBD Oils Good For Traveling?

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CBD has a lot of benefits. When traveling, you might get anxious about stepping foot into a foreign country and leaving your comfort zone, and CBD oils can help you relax. Aside from that, CBD oil can help regulate your nervous system and the body’s different organs, preventing you from experiencing anxiety and jet lag.

If you are nervous about traveling via airplane with this merchandise in your luggage, we suggest taking it before your flight. You can also research legal places that sell CBD products at the destination you are arriving to.

One important note about traveling with CBD vapes in particular: it is allowed, but you are actually required to take your battery in your CARRY ON, not checked luggage. From the TSA website: “Lithium batteries with 100 watt hours or less may be carried in a device in either carry-on or checked bags. Loose lithium batteries are prohibited in checked bags. For more information, see the FAA regulations on batteries.”

Another tip we can share is – if you are bringing lotions, gels, or oils, you must comply and strictly follow the TSA 3-1-1 rules. Read about the rules, so you will know what the dos and don’ts are. You shouldn’t hide your products, but you are also not required to tell the officers that you have them.

Doing your research before flying will help you avoid problems you could have run into. Always consider the laws of the country you are traveling into. If they consider CBD to be illegal, do not try to bring it if you don’t want to face problems. If you’re anxious about bringing them, you can always ask the internet if the place you are going to sells legal CBD items. Your health and safety should always come first!


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