Do you have to declare CBD oil when traveling?
After interning at SmarterTravel, Ashley joined the team full time in 2015. She’s lived on three continents, but still never knows where her next adventure will take her. She’s always searching for upcoming destination hotspots, secluded retreats, and hidden gems to share with the world.
Sherri Tutkus, BSN-RN, has been a registered nurse for more than 30 years and is the founder and CEO of GreenNurse Group, Medical Director at Irie Bliss Wellness, and a member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association and the Cannabis Nurses Network.
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National parks fall under federal regulation; you can have hemp-derived CBD oils in national parks but nothing more, regardless of the state’s law on other CBD and cannabis products.
If you’re nervous about flying with any of these products in your possession, then take it ahead of your flight and find a legal place to buy it on the ground.
Assuming CBD oil is accepted on your flight, don’t forget it must adhere to the standard rules regarding liquids. These will vary from country to country, but in most cases, liquids should be in a see-through container and declared at customs. Don’t try to hide your CBD oil; instead, treat it the same as any other liquid you would take on a flight.
Planning a trip, but not sure if you can take CBD oil with you? Keep reading to find out if you can fly with CBD oil in Europe, America, and Canada, and for our top travel tips for frequent flyers.
If you cannot be without CBD oil, make sure you thoroughly research any applicable regulations. You can always contact an airline or security agency directly to ask what their stance on travelling with CBD oil is, especially if guidance is lacking online.
• Adhere to the same rules as other liquids
At this point, several countries around the world have effectively legalized both recreational and medicinal cannabis in its various forms. But, even with a growing acceptance of the Cannabis sativa species and all its derivatives, travelling with CBD oil isn’t as straightforward as you might think.
In the majority of situations, the difficulty of taking CBD oil on a flight will likely outweigh any potential benefits you might get from taking the substance with you. Regulations in the US are a little clearer, but even travelling with CBD oil between states can be challenging.
When you aren’t flying, there is a little more freedom in how much CBD oil you can carry, but legal limitations still apply. You’ll need to be aware of the regulations surrounding CBD oil for all locations you’re travelling from, to, or through—no matter how you get there. There’s less of a chance you’ll be stopped or searched if you’re going in your own car, but we wouldn’t recommend throwing caution to the wind.
In the United States, regulations for CBD have been put forth by the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency). Legal CBD products must contain less than 0.3% THC—0.1% higher than in most parts of Europe. Many travellers have reported receiving a pass on small variations in concentration, but TSA regulations require agents to report any possible violations to law enforcement.
Traveling with hemp-derived CBD is tolerated in most countries around the world, but it’s always good to err on the side of caution — especially on a foreign territory.
Can I travel with my own CBD products to Brazil?
Yes, as long as these products contain less than 0.2% THC.
Now you’ve got all your research in one place. We hope you’ve found this guide useful and that you’ll use it for your future trips!
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Where to buy CBD in Columbia
Columbia is hands down the number one country to buy CBD in Latin America. CBD products are widely available across the country’s food stores, drug stores, and head shops. You can also order CBD online and have it delivered to your door.
Most countries in Latin America legalized hemp-derived CBD. Cannabidiol is widely available in many forms, including tinctures, capsules, edibles, and vape products.
Can I travel with my own CBD products to Singapore
No, we actually suggest you refrain from bringing any illegal product into Singapore — including hemp-derived CBD. This country has highly strict laws on cannabis, and any illicit activities are severely punishable.
Full-spectrum CBD refers to extracts containing the entire range of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other naturally occurring hemp compounds. This means that a full-spectrum product also carries some THC content. The legal THC limit by federal law is 0.3% per volume.