Flying with CBD: What is Currently Allowed?

Even though many people aren’t flying nowadays, the question still arises: can I fly with CBD?

Many people choose to fly with CBD because they might use it to calm their nerves that they have while flying on a plane, or because they use it on a daily basis to live a happier and healthier life.

The answer to whether or not you are allowed to fly with CBD might be a little more complicated than you’d expect, but we’re here to break it down for you and let you know what is currently allowed and in compliance with state and TSA guidelines.

Is CBD Allowed on Planes?

The short answer: generally yes, as long as it is hemp-derived. TSA’s short answer to this question on twitter is perhaps the most informative answer: “Products that contain hemp-derived CBD oil or are FDA-approved are generally legal & can fly.”

The longer answer is much more complicated.

TSA Guidelines

According to the TSA’s official website, hemp-derived or FDA-approved CBD oil are generally allowed on planes. The product may contain no more than 0.3% THC, which is the legal requirement for CBD products. Since most commercial CBD products follow these strict guidelines, theoretically you should be able to fly with your CBD.

Of course, a TSA agent will not be able to immediately tell if a CBD product contains less than 0.3% THC. No on-site testing is done on the product. If you really want to fly with your CBD product but are worried it will be confiscated even though it follows the guidelines, you can print off the official testing done by the company to prove the amount of THC. (All the products at Highline Wellness are independently tested, and the results can be found on each product page.)

At the end of the day, it’s up to the TSA agent’s discretion whether or not they’ll inspect and allow the product. TSA says that they do not actively search for drugs, but if they are discovered during screening they can turn it over to law enforcement officials.

State Guidelines

However, you also have to take into account what state lines you will be crossing. CBD is still illegal in some states, so depending on where you are flying to and from, you might not be able to legally hold any form of CBD, regardless of its THC content. In this case, if you don’t want to risk your CBD being confiscated, it might be better to leave it at home.

Currently, Iowa, Idaho, and South Dakota are the only states in the entire US that do not allow CBD in any form. Other states, such as California, Michigan, and Georgia, do not allow CBD in food or beverages.

Tips for Flying with CBD

  1. Bring a printed version of the ingredient list and independently tested analysis results, to prove that the product contains less than 0.3% THC. (Note: CBD Oil from Highline Wellness contains broad-spectrum CBD, which means it contains absolutely no THC.)
  2. Research the state or states you’ll be flying into, as their regulations may be stricter and no CBD, regardless of the THC content. Plan accordingly.
  3. Plan to buy CBD when at your final destination, if it’s legal. Alternatively, you could ship your favorite CBD brand to your final destination so it’s there when you arrive!