4 Things to Keep in Mind When Traveling With CBD

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Though non-psychoactive hemp that contains less than 0.3% THC is legal across the U.S., there are still blurred lines and mixed tolerances when it comes to traveling between states with CBD. If you’re in the midst of planning a trip, it’s important to know how to safely and legally transport CBD products (such as oils and gummies) across state lines when flying or driving. Consider this your go-to guide for traveling with CBD.

Know Current TSA Rules

If you’re flying somewhere in the coming weeks, it’s important to know whether you can take CBD oil on a plane. Current TSA regulations allow passengers to fly with medical Cannabis products that contain no more than 0.3% THC by dry weight, and FDA-approved products. Some experts recommend printing out TSA’s newest regulations on CBD so you can show it to the agent on duty if he or she is unfamiliar with current rules. The final decision about what can be taken on a plane rests with the TSA officers manning the checkpoint, but it can still be helpful to familiarize yourself with the latest guidelines in case you need to share more information about a particular product.

Keep Your Prescription With You

If you’re flying with an FDA-approved drug or medical Cannabis, it’s a good idea to keep your prescription with you. Leave the marijuana products in their original packaging, and—if you’re carrying CBD products—have the certificate of analysis (CoA) on hand. Any legitimate brand will have the CoA clearly accessible on its website, so have it handy on your phone in case you need to show the TSA agent that the THC level is at or below the required 0.3%. It’s also a good idea to keep your prescription or the CoA with you if you’re traveling across state lines in a car with CBD products. Make sure the CBD products are unopened or in a sealed bag so you don’t run the risk of spilling the contents during the flight.

Know the Rules for the Place You’re Traveling to

Since laws vary from state to state, it’s important to read up on the rules that govern CBD in the place you’re traveling to. This website outlines the basic legality of CBD products and any exclusions state-by-state; and this website is filled with up to date information about state laws for marijuana.. Since international rules can be much stricter, make sure to carefully research the requirements and regulations before packing any products for an international site so you don’t run into any legal issues.

Exercise Caution

If a state or country is vague or unclear about its rules, it’s better to err on the side of caution and leave any questionable products at home. When traveling, the last thing you want to do is create unnecessary attention or risk slowing down your trip. Before you purchase a CBD product, be sure to check its CoA and website for information regarding its THC content. At Upstate Elevator Supply Co., we offer products ranging from THC-free CBD capsules made from 99% pure CBD isolate to a THC-free CBD tincture made with MCT oil so you can enjoy the benefits of CBD anytime, anywhere. All of our products are batch tested by third party laboratories, with current CoAs conveniently listed on the website. 

By planning ahead, doing your research, and making sure you have any relevant documents on hand when you travel, you can guarantee a safe and seamless travel experience with your CBD products in tow.


  1. https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/items/medical-marijuana
  2. https://www.leafly.com/news/cbd/is-cbd-legal-state 
  3. https://norml.org/laws