Can You Take CBD Oil on a Plane? CBD Travel Advice

Just as you’re about to go through the TSA checkpoint and head to your gate, it hits you — sweaty palms, a rapid heartbeat, and flushed skin. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who experience travel jitters, these symptoms are known all too well. 

You see, for some, flying is nothing more than a hassle, thanks to unbelievably high fares, long flight delays, and lost luggage; for other travelers, flying is much more than inconvenient — it’s downright terrifying.   

A fear of flying can be caused by many different things, including claustrophobia or a fear of heights. Others panic at the very thought of not being in control of the aircraft that’s carrying them. Many anxious flyers feel that their plane might malfunction or crash, no matter how many times they read the statistics about how safe flying is. 

That being said, if you’ve ever sat on the runway and wished you could take something as simple as a piece of candy that could somehow quell your racing mind, then we have excellent news for you: You can. 

We would like to formally introduce you to the incredible world of CBD oil. 

It’s not too good to be true — you really can harness the power of the increasingly popular botanical compound to help ease feelings of stress and tension while relaxing your mood and calming the mind. 

But are you allowed to fly on a plane with CBD? 

We won’t beat around the bush: Yes, you can fly with CBD in the United States

However, there are a few exceptions, as well as a few things you should know before you pack your bags to the brim with all of your favorite Healist CBD products

In this post, we’ll tell you everything you need to know to help you navigate CBD for travel. So buckle up, ladies and gentlemen, we’re about to take off!

Check-In: What Exactly Is CBD? 

Before we begin our journey into the realms of wellness and travel, it’s first important to understand what CBD is. 

Cannabidiol — or CBD for short — is a naturally occurring compound found in the flowers, stems, and leaves of Cannabis Sativa plants. Manufacturers generally extract CBD from the hemp subspecies, which, unlike its famous cousin marijuana, is a plant known for its non-intoxicating chemistry. You see, hemp contains no more than 0.3 percent THC, the psychoactive compound found in higher concentrations in marijuana. 

Quite simply, it won’t get you high. 

Hemp does, however, contain higher levels of CBD, a powerful non-psychoactive compound known for helping the human body restore balance and support overall wellness.*

In recent years, CBD has taken the world by storm, proving to be an excellent addition to any holistic wellness routine. It’s widely consumed through products such as CBD oil — a powerful combination of CBD extract and plant oils. 

By placing a mild to medium dose directly under your tongue, you can begin to feel the potential effects of CBD oil in as little as 15 to 20 minutes. 

There are also chews, patches, or CBD pills you can take. 

Why Use CBD When Flying?

Even if you don’t use CBD on a regular basis, it can be an excellent addition to your travel bag for a handful of reasons. 

First and foremost, CBD has become an increasingly popular holistic approach to combating travel jitters. Whether you are a nervous flier who dreads turbulence, or someone who feels a little suffocated sitting in tight spaces, the botanical compound is a great way to release some tension. 

For travelers up against jet lag, there are also sleep-inducing CBD products to help you find restful sleep when your internal body clock is completely out of whack. Sure, you can always take melatonin, but you run the risk of waking up feeling groggy and not well-rested. 

To fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up with your fighting spirit to conquer the day, we recommend our Sleep Drops — a sleep-inducing blend of the highest quality CBD combined with active levels of essential botanical oils and a unique custom sleep terpene blend to support your body in promoting a healthy sleep cycle with no next-day grogginess.* What’s not to love?

Super easy to use, simply start with a mild to medium dose of CBD placed directly under your tongue roughly 20 minutes before bedtime (or take-off!) and see how you feel before taking more. 

In addition to those who experience a little stress paired with some jet lag, travelers who get some muscle soreness and tightness from too many hours cooped up in a plane or too many nights catching zzz’s on an uncomfortable hotel mattress may find CBD to be their saving grace. 

Our fast-acting Extra Strength Body Relief Lotion is a powerful blend of CBD and other active natural ingredients, including menthol, camphor, and arnica, as well as a healing blend of moisturizing botanical oils created to soothe sore and tired muscles and overall body discomfort.* Perfect for travelers looking to ease their body aches!

Flying With CBD Oil: What You Need To Know 

When traveling with your favorite CBD oil, the most important thing to keep in mind is that the legality of these products can change based on your location. In the United States, CBD is legal at the federal level and has been since 2018 when the Farm Bill was passed — CBD users, rejoice!

Most states allow possession of hemp-based CBD because, as mentioned a little earlier, CBD derived from the hemp plant is guaranteed to have less than 0.3 percent THC. 

However, if you’re traveling to a state that has strict marijuana regulations (we see you, Idaho, South Dakota, and Nebraska), it’s of the utmost importance that you do a little bit of research on the state laws before bringing CBD — and more importantly, make 100% sure your CBD products are devoid of THC. 

What’s the Best Way To Ensure That There’s No THC? 

When looking for CBD oil, steer clear of full-spectrum hemp extract, which contains up to 0.3% THC, and stick with our broad-spectrum hemp extracts— not only is our CBD non-psychoactive, but it contains undetectable levels of THC and is perfectly legal to bring on a plane. 

Here at Healist, we’re taking action against misinformation, deceptive labeling, soft truths, white lies and equipping you with all you need to stay informed. On every single Healist product, you’ll find a QR code and batch code that allow you to view all lab reports so you can see exactly what goes into each and every product, so you know exactly what you’re putting into your body. 

How To Travel With CBD Oil 

Believe it or not, TSA security officers don’t search for marijuana or other illegal drugs, but they may do so if there are suspected violations of the law. 

To avoid any issues, here are a few tips to help make your journey with CBD run smoothly:

  • Your CBD tincture in your carry-on bag can’t contain more than 3.4 ounces of liquid.
  • CBD vaping devices can’t be stored in checked bags.  
  • To ensure your CBD has undetectable levels of THC, only travel with broad-spectrum hemp extracts. 
  • There is no need to declare to the TSA security officers that you’re traveling with CBD products, but they shouldn’t be hidden.  

Conclusion 

So, can you take CBD oil on a plane?

Absolutely! As long as you ensure that your CBD oil contains no more than 0.3 percent THC, you are good to fly.

For a stress-free flying experience, we recommend our broad-spectrum hemp extract. It contains undetectable levels of THC — perfect for travelers! 

Plus, not only does it contain high levels of CBD, but it includes other wonderful cannabinoids such as CBDA, CBG, CBN, CBC, and therapeutic compounds like terpenes, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals that work in synergy with each other to power your body — just as nature intended.* 

Safe travels!

 

Sources:

Lots of Americans fear flying. But not because of plane crashes | Washington Post

Airline Safety Statistics | LoveToKnow.

Hemp Production and the 2018 Farm Bill - 07/25/2019 | FDA