More than half of the states in the United States have legalized CBD and its derivatives. However, when you must travel with CBD oil, doing so can be risky if you aren't prepared. It is especially not advised to travel through states where CBD is still illegal, but you'll need to be careful even when traveling through legal states.
CBD Oil Laws Are Complicated
CBD oil is actually legal at the federal level as long as it meets certain requirements. If it is legal at the federal level, this means that you are allowed to travel across state lines while in possession of the oil. The plants from which the CBD was extracted must contain less than 0.03% THC.
There Are Special Rules for Flying
If you will be flying, you are often allowed to bring FDA-approved medical cannabis products with you. You may fly with CBD oil that contains less than 0.3% THC. While you may fly with the CBD oil, whether or not it is confiscated is based on the laws and regulations of the location where you land. However, keep in mind that TSA agents are still able to make the final decision regarding whether you are allowed to fly or bring a particular product. Arguing with a TSA agent will often make the situation more difficult.
As with all liquids, you'll want to store your CBD oil container in a plastic bag along with your other liquids. Do not place it in a separate location or hide it among other belongings, or the TSA agent will think that you are hiding something.
Local Laws Can Vary
In general, it's important to know local laws regarding CBD oil so you can always remain in compliance. For example, the rules for possessing CBD oil are much more strict in Texas than they are in Colorado.
CBD Oil Comes with a Certificate of Analysis
Fortunately, when you purchase CBD oil, it will contain a Certificate of Analysis. This is a document provided by a third party that has tested the product to determine its chemical composition. Keeping this certificate with you will help you prove that your CBD oil is legal.
Don't Forget Your Prescription
If you have a prescription for medical cannabis, carrying your prescription with you will help as well. This is especially important if you're the parent of a child who has a prescription for a CBD drug that has been approved by the FDA.