CBD and Me: Can I Travel WIth CBD?

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- Everything you need to know about traveling with CBD.

In the summer of 2018, news hit that a grandma was arrested at Disney in Orlando for carrying CBD oil in her purse.

Despite her legally purchasing the CBD in Florida, the Sherrif’s office which detained her said that the arrest was lawful.

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When you can legally purchase something and then be legally arrested for it, it’s no wonder that people are confused about what they can and can’t do with CBD products.

Thankfully, things have changed within the last year, and possessing CBD is much safer than it was not long ago.

Can I be arrested for CBD possession?

Later in the year, after the arrest at Disney, the United States passed the 2018 farm bill.

A few of the most important pieces of that legislation outlined that it:

  •       Redefined hemp
  •       Removed hemp and its constituent parts from the CSA
  •       Legalized CBD commerce

So, at this time, the federal government does not consider CBD to be illegal, as long as it’s derived from hemp with 0.3% THC or less.

Since localities and states must follow through with their position, you cannot be arrested for possessing hemp-derived CBD products of any kind.

Is it legal to travel with cannabis and hemp products?

Traveling with certain cannabis products may be risky, even if they are CBD products.

That’s because some cannabis products labeled as CBD products still contain high enough levels of THC to potentially be illegal in certain states.

Since the 2018 farm bill legalized the CBD industry, it is not against the law to travel with hemp products. However, should your package description list THC in the ingredients, you may be stopped in certain states for cannabis possession.

How to Legally Travel with CBD

Traveling with CBD is easy once you know how to prevent any obstacles.

Primarily, it’s not illegal to cross state lines with CBD products, so driving across a state boundary with your products is permissible.

When it comes to air travel, we recommend flying with CBD products that don’t contain, nor mention, THC.


The 0.3% THC indication on some CBD products may raise some red flags when flying.

Furthermore, ensure that any tinctures, oils, or other CBD products meet the requirements for flying with liquids.

The TSA notes that you are allowed a quart-size bag of liquids in your carry-on. However, the individual bottles must be 3.4 ounces (100 mL) or less. Your check-in baggage does not contain these limitations.

Vapes, edibles, and non-liquid CBD products should go right through the scanner.

Act Normal

Since the legalization of CBD was quite recent, some may feel a bit paranoid.


You’re traveling legally; and, as long as you follow the liquid requirements set forth by the TSA, your bags won’t even get a second look.

Now that you’ve learned a little bit more about CBD and how to legally travel with it, would you mind sharing this article with your friends?

By Nicholas D. 

Professional Cannabis Writer and Content Creator

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