Rules for Flying with CBD in 2022

When it comes to the world of hemp, things are evolving and changing before our very eyes, including its legality. If you’re planning on traveling in the near future, you’ll need to know what the current laws and rules have to say about flying with a CBD product.

Is it Legal to Fly with CBD?
First, let’s make one thing clear – flying with cannabidiol is completely legal. How? Because hemp is federally legal under the 2018 Farm Bill, and CBD-based products contain no more than 0.3% delta 9 THC by dry weight as the law requires, hence the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) permits CBD on flights. There are technically no limitations on product type or possession amount, assuming you’re sticking to general traveling guidelines regarding liquids, etc. (more on that later).

What You Really Need to Keep in Mind
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, time to cover the specifics of what you can/can’t do when bringing CBD products with you on a flight, in order to ensure that everything goes smoothly, of course.

#1: TSA Guidelines on Liquids and Other Product Types Apply
The TSA does have general rules when it comes to how certain products may be packaged. Because most CBD products come in liquid form, you’ll need to make sure you’re following their rules on liquids. According to the TSA, you may travel with up to 3.4 ounces of any liquid product, which must be able to fit into a 1-quart bag. Also, if you’re traveling with rechargeable vapes, you’ll want to make sure your vape battery and cartridge are dissembled before you go through security.

#2: Labeling Goes a Long Way
The thing about most CBD products is that they smell and look a lot like marijuana products, coming from the same cannabis genus. But, marijuana is not permitted on a flight because unlike hemp, it’s a federally prohibited plant. So, just to be on the safe side, we recommend keeping your CBD products in their original packaging if possible, as the labels on the packages will tell TSA agents that you are traveling with the legal member of cannabis.

#3: Make Sure Your Destination Allows Your Product Type
Some states have laws banning particular types of CBD products, such as edibles or flower. So, it’s helpful to check with the laws of your destination ahead of time, to make sure you’re not entering a state with a product that can get you into trouble once you land. On top of that, some countries around the world have strictly outlawed hemp, and you may face serious penalties for being caught with it on your person, so make sure you’re not traveling to a country in which you can get into a lot of trouble for having CBD with you.

#4: Don’t Whip Out Your Vape in an Airport or on the Plane
While CBD is legal, keep in mind that airports and planes still do not permit vaping or smoking of anything. Trying to catch a puff of CBD vapor or smoke while waiting for your flight or traveling can lead to some pretty major penalties that you don’t want to be stuck with. If you do want some cannabidiol during your travel, then we recommend going with a gummy or a tincture instead, both of which are perfectly permissible while traveling.

Bottom Line: Traveling with CBD Doesn’t Need to be a Hassle
So, overall, you can travel with CBD products without any real risks or hassles getting in your way. Assuming you stick to the TSA’s more general guidelines, traveling with your favorite products can happen without a hitch. Still, it is up to the TSA agent’s discretion whether or not they’ll inspect and allow that said product. TSA says that they do not actively search for drugs, but if they’re discovered during screening, then they can turn it over to law enforcement officials.

Note: The TSA actually has an entire section called “What Can I Bring?”, as it’s quite direct on what products can be brought upon an airplane.