TSA Loosens Regulations for Flying With CBD

CBD regulations can be overwhelming. Let alone flying with CBD. For example, a grandmother was arrested at Disney world in April 2019 after security officers found CBD in her purse that she takes for arthritis. The charges were eventually dropped but she spent 12 hours in jail because of the lack of clarity surrounding this hemp-derived compound. At the same time, CVS can carry CBD products on their shelves.

Thankfully the TSA, which is a federal agency of the Department of Homeland Security decided it needed to keep up with the times. They recently updated the What Can I Bring? section to include hemp-derived CBD:

Products/medications that contain hemp-derived CBD or are approved by the FDA are legal as long as it is produced within the regulations defined by the law under the Agriculture Improvement Act 2018.

Previously, all forms of cannabis were not allowed in checked and carry-on bags. This was a major inconvenience for anyone who regularly uses CBD for general health or specific symptoms.

The updated regulations are good news for anyone with upcoming travel plans. However, keep in mind that this only applies to hemp-derived CBD with less than 0.3% THC. If any illegal substance is found during screening, TSA will refer the matter to a law enforcement officer.

Fear not though! All products on Hempfulness fall within these guidelines. We recommend grabbing some CBD capsules for convenience when traveling.

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