The hemp-extracted CBD industry is booming and many people are traveling with their favorite products on a regular basis. This can present a challenge as regulations and laws attempt to keep up with the times. Shifting legal regulations can cause frustration for travelers who want to bring their hemp-extracted CBD along for the ride. Make sure to know your options before heading out on your next trip with hemp-extracted CBD oil.
Here are a few important tips for people wondering if they can travel with hemp-extracted CBD oil.
There are some hemp-extracted CBD companies that do a poor job regulating their production process. For this reason, some products claiming to be “THC-Free” may contain THC. This might not be an issue in many states or even your home state. However, when you travel across state lines, it is important to consider this so that you don’t run into trouble while trying to explain the need to carry illegal products.
Green Remedy’s Vice President of Business Development, Roger Hayes says there is one important way that customers can make sure their product is legal. “On the side on all Green Remedy products is a QR code that can be scanned to view the Green Remedy Certificate of Analysis (COA). This will show the product is made by the company that appears on the label, and that it contains less than the legal limit of 0.3% THC.”
There are of course several different options for travel in today’s world. As a passenger, taking hemp-extracted CBD before or during travel should not be a problem. But even though hemp-extracted CBD oil is non-psychoactive, taking it and then driving might not be a good idea depending on your specific situation.
First, consider how hemp-extracted CBD makes you feel. If hemp-extracted CBD oil causes you to feel drowsy, lethargic, or sleepy it would certainly not be a good idea to consume hemp-extracted CBD oil before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. Finding the right dosage is an important part of the process.
Second, make sure you know the local laws governing if/when hemp-extracted CBD should not be taken. Consider how these might impact a worst-case-scenario situation. For example, if you are in a tragic accident while driving and taking hemp-extracted CBD oil, it is possible you may be required to be tested for the presence of drugs and alcohol. An unlucky test could cause a lot of legal issues down the road.
Third, think about the different vehicles you'll use to travel. It might be rare to travel on planes, boats, buses, or trains but the rules for doing so while carrying hemp-extracted CBD oil could also require some additional research. For example, remember that even though you might be legally allowed to carry hemp-extracted CBD products, the TSA at airports still requires liquids to be packaged correctly. Rules like this might extend to other forms of transportation that you should look into before leaving home.
Last, make sure you review the laws in all of the places you stop and end up during your travels. Similar to the example above the laws governing use and possession of hemp-extracted CBD oil might be very different than what you are accustomed to. This is especially important if you are flying across state or international lines. European countries require that hemp-extracted CBD products contain 0.2% or less THC. So packing hemp-extracted CBD oil with 0.3% might land you in hot water.
In general, the TSA seems to be moving toward relaxing rules regarding hemp-extracted CBD products. This means the advice provided above might need to be updated very soon. In the meantime, stay tuned for more updates on the rules for traveling with hemp-extracted CBD.