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Can You Fly with CBD? A Holiday Travel Guide

Can you fly with CBD?

Consumption of cannabidiol (CBD) is increasingly common, with 1 in 7 adults reporting using CBD at least once, according to a 2019 Gallup poll. If you are a CBD consumer, you may be familiar with its potential to help alleviate stress and calm the mind. And if you are planning a trip this holiday season, you may want to include CBD as part of a tension-free vacation plan. But can you fly with CBD?

You may assume you are safe to fly with CBD because it is legal across the United States, thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill. Although hemp-derived CBD products containing less than 0.3% of tetrahydrocannabinol are legal nationwide, you may still encounter some challenges depending on the origin, amount, and makeup of your CBD. The best rule of thumb is to ensure your CBD comes from hemp.

Here at KOR Medical, we offer hemp-derived products for physical and mental wellness. All of our CBD products contain less than 0.3% THC and are legal to possess in all 50 states.

While it’s possible to bring CBD on your trip, it requires some research and precaution. You must plan for each aspect of your trip, whether you are packing CBD sublingual sprays for your flight, or taking CBD-infused topicals in your car across state lines. Here are some important considerations regarding the transport, consumption, and storage of CBD on your holiday vacation. 

Can You Travel with CBD? Hemp vs. Marijuana

Before we explore the details of transportation regulations, it’s vital to make the distinction between CBD products that are derived from marijuana and hemp. Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp production is federally legal because it contains minimal amounts of THC. However, CBD products derived from marijuana contain higher concentrations of THC. Marijuana-derived products are only legal in states that have recreational or medical-use laws. 

Certificate of Analysis

Even though you will still need to use caution when traveling with any type of CBD, you will have an easier time if the product contains little to no THC. In order to be as safe as possible, make sure you only travel with a reputable CBD product that contains a certificate of analysis (COA). The COA results show that a third-party testing lab analyzed the product and confirmed its cannabinoid content. 

Can You Fly with CBD? What the TSA Says

According to the Transportation Security Agency (TSA), hemp-derived CBD products are allowed on domestic flights. Before the policy update in May 2019, the TSA prohibited all hemp-derived products, along with marijuana. Now, the TSA policy is harmonious with federal law. To be on the safe side, only bring products that are clearly hemp-derived and contain no THC. But can you fly with CBD vapes? The TSA only allows vaping devices in carry-on bags — keep them out of your checked baggage.

Can You Travel with CBD Across State Lines?

Planning an interstate road trip? You should be safe bringing hemp-derived products. Possession of hemp-derived CBD is lawful in all 50 states. 

If you are looking for hemp-derived CBD, you can trust KOR Medical’s pure and compliant cannabinoid therapies. All of our products are certified hemp-derived and third-party lab tested. Browse our selection of hemp-derived CBD products here.

Kasey Donovan is a copywriting and SEO specialist, music lover, and cannabis enthusiast. In his free time he is having fun with his son Atticus, wife Jesse, and two corgi-mixes, Zira and Ellie.


Gallup – 14% of Americans Say They Use CBD Products

NCBI – Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders

NBCDFW – Traveling Grandmother Jailed for CBD Oil: ‘I Slept on the Floor… Next to the Toilet’

TSA – Medical Marijuana

TSA – Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping Devices

Amtrak – Smoking Policy