Travelling with medication can be a little complicated —and that’s because countries have different laws about what can be consumed and what can’t. Take CBD, for example. It’s legal in the United States, so long as it complies with certain rules. But can you travel with CBD? The answer is quite clear-cut: Yes, you can travel with CBD — around the United States, at least.
Just like paracetamol, CBD can be taken aboard a flight in both carry-on and checked baggage. The tricky part, however, is getting it past security (on both sides) if you’re travelling from a region where it’s legal to one where it’s not, so you’ll need to do your research to see where CBD is legal before picking up your password and headed to the airport with your tinctures in tow.
In 2018, the United States’ Department of Agriculture passed a new law called the Farm Bill, which legalized Hemp-infused CBD with a THC count (that’s the chemical in Cannabis that triggers psychoactive effects) of 0.3% or less, so you should have no issue taking it aboard an aircraft while flying from state to state — though there are limits on how much liquid you can carry.
Travelling with CBD abroad is a little bit trickier. While there’s no rule against boarding a flight from the US with CBD, there’s a chance you could have it confiscated and be sanctioned with a fine when you arrive at your destination if it’s not legal there. What’s more, if you’re travelling with excessive quantities that could be considered intent to supply, you could find yourself in hot water.
The moral? Check to see if CBD is legal in the country you’re travelling to. If it is not, don’t risk it.