Can you take CBD oil on a plane? CBD (cannabidiol) is a non psycho active compound found in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, CBD doesn’t give you the “high sensation”. CBD works by entering the body and connecting to receptors. These receptors are called CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptor plays the role in helping with health and disease, cardiovascular and motor control and are primarily located on nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Whereas, CB2 receptors helps with the immune system by managing pain and inflammation. CB2 receptors are mainly found on white blood cells, in the tonsils and in the spleen.
So, can you take CBD oil on a plane?
With many air travellers struggling with anxiety and jet lag turning to CBD, it’s about time we explain to you the legal status of taking CBD on your flight. At the minute it’s very difficult to tell whether you can take it on your flight or not due to the different legal statuses in different countries. The real answer is it depends. Although the TSA have loosened up regulations regarding CBD products, marijuana and certain cannabis-infused products including cannabidiol (CBD) oil are still illegal and according to Carrie Harmon, a TSA spokesperson, CBD won’t make it through government screening. But CBD products made from hemp, which contain no more than 0.3% THC are legal under the Farm Bill of 2018. THC is the compound that creates the “high sensation”, everyone associates with cannabis.
The TSA’s updated regulations allow passengers to legally bring these products on board:
- Medical marijuana
- Products that contain no more than 0.3% THC
- FDA-approved products. The only one currently approved is Epidiolex (cannabidiol), which treats two rare and severe forms of epilepsy.