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Can You Travel with CBD?

Can You Travel with CBD?

All natural CBD is increasingly being used for the range of health benefits it offers, but many people are still confused about whether or not it’s legal to use CBD for medicinal as well as recreational purposes. If you want to know more about CBD North Carolina or the safety of traveling with CBD, here’s a guide for domestic and international travel that should help clear some of your doubts. 

CBD from Hemp and Marijuana 

CBD is one of the many naturally occurring compounds found in hemp and cannabis. It is the non-intoxicating component of the plant and can’t result in a high for individuals using it. This, however, is only true when the extraction happens from hemp plants that contain under 0.3 of THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, not when it is extracted from marijuana. This minimal THC content when extraction occurs from hemp doesn’t have intoxicating side effects. THC, in general, is a psychoactive compound and results in feelings of a high when derived from marijuana plants. 


According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), hemp-derived CBD products that contain less than 0.3% THC have been made federally legal as per the Farm Bill that was passed in December 2018. This Bill amended the Controlled Substances Act so that hemp would be exempted from THC and marijuana as long as it’s sourced according to the new regulations. There are, however, some restrictions and regulations governing traveling with high quality CBD.

Domestic Travel

If you’re traveling across state borders, federal law permits you to carry hemp-derived CBD that has less than 0.3% THC content, subject to the restrictions described above. There are, however, differences in the law for different states that you need to pay attention to when you’re traveling. Be sure to do your research on the legal status of CBD in different states before you embark on your journey so that you don’t find yourself in a fix. Laws governing the use of CBD oil NC may be very different from the laws in Idaho, so you need to be thorough with such laws if you plan to travel with CBD. For example, while North Carolina CBD oil use is legal with restrictions, it’s illegal in Idaho. You can check out a quick guide on the legal status of CBD in different US states here.      

It’s a good idea to keep the lab report of the product handy in case you need to verify the cannabinoid content to authorities. If you use it as medication, be sure to carry your prescription along with you.

International Travel 

International travel is a little trickier because some countries have extremely strict drug laws, even for oils derived from hemp. While you can research the laws of the country you’re traveling to and make a decision, you’d be better off leaving your CBD products behind.