Traveling with CBD

Traveling With CBD: 7 Must Know Rules & All Legal Countries

You might be wondering if you can travel with CBD cream and oil in the USA and internationally. I’ve researched this in-depth for myself before a recent trip and today I want to share with you the 7 must-know rules on traveling with CBD and every legal country you can bring it to.

Is it legal to travel with CBD?

Yes, it is legal to travel with CBD as long as you are traveling between places where it is legal and you follow airline and TSA rules.

Watch out for any CBD items that may have THC in them. Some CBD products can have a low percentage of THC in them and if you are flying somewhere that has laws against THC possession, this may become a problem.

Airline Rules for Traveling With CBD

In addition to local and federal laws, airlines have rules for when you are traveling with CBD liquids, edibles, and vapes.

Traveling with CBD Liquids

If traveling with CBD liquids on your carry on, it must be in a container less than 3.4 ounces and stored in a quart-sized bag. Pack any other liquids, oils, aerosols, or creams in your checked luggage before your flight.

Traveling with CBD Edibles

Almost all edibles and food items can pass through the security checkpoints as long as none of them contain liquids in amounts exceeding 3.4 ounces.

Traveling with CBD Vapes

According to Delta Air Lines, “Battery-powered electronic smoking devices, such as ‘e-cigarettes, e-cigs, e-cigars, e-pipes, e-hookahs, personal vaporizers, electronic nicotine delivery systems,’ can be brought as carry-on items only.”

It’s recommended to place your vape in a special carry case or another secure container to prevent leaks or accidental activation. Airlines and federal laws also prohibit passengers from using or charging vape devices while on the plane.

Traveling With CBD In The USA

Traveling with CBD in the United States is pretty easy as long as you follow the airline’s rules that are listed above.

Federal Rules for Traveling with CBD

According to the federal legalization of hemp in 2018, it is legal to travel anywhere in the USA with CBD as long as it doesn’t contain more than 0.3% THC.

TSA Rules for Traveling with CBD

In 2019, the TSA updated its rules because of the 2018 Farm Bill’s legalization of hemp. Its new rule makes an exception for “products that contain no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis or are approved by the FDA,”

Traveling With CBD Internationally

It can be more difficult traveling internationally with CBD due to the complexity of international laws. Below I’ve listed all of the countries where you can travel with CBD and their restrictions.

Countries Where CBD is Legal

  • Austria
    • Maximum of 0.3% THC
  • Bulgaria
    • Maximum of 0.2% THC
  • Canada
    • No maximum THC level
  • Cyprus
    • Maximum of 0.2% THC
  • Czech Republic
    • Maximum of 0.3% THC
  • Denmark
    • Maximum of 0.2% THC
    • Some debate on whether a prescription is required.
  • France
    • Maximum of 0.2% THC
  • Germany
    • Maximum of 0.2% THC
    • Flower is illegal
    • CBD isolate is illegal
  • Greece
    • Maximum of 0.2% THC
  • Ireland
    • Must be extracted by cold pressing only
  • Italy
    • No official laws
  • Japan
    • Must be derived from the seeds or stems of hemp
    • Must not contain any THC
  • Latvia
    • Maximum of 0.2% THC
  • Lithuania
    • Maximum of 0.2% THC
  • Luxembourg
    • Maximum of 0.3% THC
  • Netherlands
    • Maximum of 0.05% THC
  • Norway
    • Must not contain any THC
  • Poland
    • Maximum of 0.2% THC
  • Portugal
    • Maximum of 0.2% THC
  • Romania
    • Must not contain any THC
    • No edibles or flower
  • Slovenia
    • Maximum of 0.2% THC
  • Spain
    • Maximum of 0.2% THC
  • Sweden
    • Only with prescription
    • Must not contain any THC
  • Switzerland
    • Maximum of 1% THC
  • United Kingdom
    • Maximum of 0.2% THC
Alex Knoch

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