The holidays are a time for family, friends, and fun, but they can also be a stressful time of year. With all the hustle and bustle of the season, it’s important to take care of yourself and find ways to relax and unwind. One way to do this is by traveling with CBD during the holidays.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a natural compound found in the cannabis plant. It has been found to have a variety of health benefits, including reducing anxiety and stress, improving sleep, and providing relief from pain and inflammation. It is also non-psychoactive, meaning it won’t get you high.
Traveling with CBD during the holidays can be a great way to stay relaxed and stress-free. It can help you stay focused and energized while on the go, and it can also help you get a better night’s sleep while away from home.
When traveling with CBD, it’s important to make sure you’re following all the laws and regulations of the state or country you’re visiting. Some states and countries have restrictions on the amount of CBD you can bring with you, so it’s important to check before you travel.
It’s also important to make sure you’re buying your CBD from a reputable source. Look for products that are third-party tested and have a Certificate of Analysis (COA)to ensure they are free of contaminants and contain the amount of CBD listed on the label. Purchasing from a non-reputable supplier who doesn't do 3rd party testing could put you at risk of traveling with an illegal product if the THC levels show over 0.3%.
Flying With CBD
In general, it is legal to fly with CBD in the United States. However, it is important to check the laws of the state or country you are visiting to make sure you are following all the regulations. Within the U.S., you can fly with CBD products that contain less than 0.3% THC. However, be aware that TSA rules still apply, in that any liquids (oils, tinctures, creams) must be less than 3 ounces. So you'll want to watch that as well.
You can bring a CBD vape pen through airport security in your carry-on, but not in your checked baggage. Make sure to pack all products in their original packaging or clearly labeled containers to avoid any confusion during security checks. International travel tends to be trickier as some countries have much stricter laws. You'll want to be sure you check the laws within the country you are traveling to so that you don't come across a problem.
Flying with Delta 8 & Delta 9
Hemp-derived delta 8 & 9 containing 0.3% THC or less is federally legal. Unless a state has made specific laws to prohibit it (which some of them have), delta 8 doesn’t violate any federal laws. TSA’s medical marijuana regulations do not specifically discuss or specify hemp-derived delta-8 or delta-9 THC, but they do mention that medical marijuana products are federally illegal except for “products that contain no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis or that are approved by FDA. ” So what this means is that as long as you are flying with hemp-derived products containing under 0.3% THC you are generally safe to fly with these products in the U.S. As always we recommend to always watch out for state-specific laws, airline-specific regulations, and the contents of your Delta 8 & Delta 9 products as these can sometimes change.
Can You Cruise With CBD and Other Hemp Derived Products?
Cruising is much different than flying when it comes to whether CBD & hemp-derived products are allowed on cruise ships. Many cruise ships port in other countries where these products are not legal; leaving cruise ships to avoid the allowance of them entirely.
Recently you may have heard about the Texas woman who says she was banned for life from Carnival cruises for trying to board a ship in Miami with CBD gummies. Carnival said it’s following federal law, and that the gummies are against its policy. So the Miami Herald recently decided to check this out on a deeper level. Here are some of their findings when they asked some of the most popular cruise lines about their policies:
▪ Royal Caribbean Group: “Marijuana, even in its medicinal form or for medicinal purposes, is prohibited on our ships, as well as CBD oil and products.”
▪ Carnival: Any illegal narcotics “including synthetic, designer drugs, Cannabidiol (CBD) and medical marijuana” are prohibited, according to the cruise line’s policy. “While certain CBD products used for medicinal purposes may be legal in the US, they are not legal in all the ports we visit and therefore are also considered prohibited items. “
▪ Disney Cruise lines (now home-ported in Fort Lauderdale): The policy states that “illegal narcotics — including synthetic designer drugs — and marijuana (even if legal where you reside or medically prescribed) — are prohibited on board the ships and on Disney Castaway Cay.” Medical marijuana, as well as CBD-infused products, are prohibited. You might be denied boarding if you’re found to have it, and you could also be “subject to severe legal penalties.”
You may want to keep those CBD, hemp, and marijuana products at home when cruising.
Traveling with CBD/hemp-derived products can be a great way to explore the world while also taking advantage of the many benefits that hemp has to offer. CBD products are becoming increasingly popular and are now widely available in many countries around the world. With the right research and preparation, traveling with hemp-derived products can be a safe and enjoyable experience.