Traveling With Delta 8 THC

Traveling With Delta 8: Where Can You Fly With Delta 8 THC?

Yes, it is legal to fly with delta 8 THC as long as you are traveling with delta 8 in-between places where it is legal and you follow airline guidelines.

Delta 8 is federally legal and the TSA does not specifically look for it however, the local police do get called when drugs and suspicious items are found and you might get in trouble if you are in a state or country where it’s illegal.

Additionally, flying with vape cartridges, liquids, and edibles of any kind will have its own regulations from the airline.

Another issue to look out for when flying with Delta 8 THC is the amount of Delta 9 THC that is included. If you are flying to a location where only delta 8 is legal, you might run into problems if it contains any delta 9.

TSA Delta 8 THC Rules

In 2019, the TSA updated its rules due to the 2018 Farm Bill’s legalization of hemp and hemp-derived products.

Its previous rules stated that all “marijuana and cannabis-infused products,” were banned but 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,” referencing the 2018 bill for clarification.

Airline Delta 8 THC Rules

In addition to federal and state laws, the airlines also have rules when it comes to delta 8 thc oils, vapes, and edibles.

Oils & Liquids

According to the TSA, you’re allowed to carry one quart-sized bag filled with containers that hold 3.5 oz (100 mL) of liquid or less.

Other liquids, oils, aerosols, or creams should be packed in your checked luggage before your flight.

Vape Cartridges

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.”

Delta recommends placing your vaporizer in a special carry case or another secure container to prevent leaks or accidental activation, and the airline also prohibits passengers from charging vape devices while on the plane.

Gummies & Edibles

The TSA allows almost all food items through the security checkpoint, so long as none of them are liquids in amounts exceeding 3.4 ounces.

States Where Delta 8 THC is Illegal

According to Reuters, delta 8 THC is currently illegal in 18 states. Take note that this list includes all states with a law restricting its use.

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Kentucky
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Rhode Island
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Washington

Hemp vs Synthetic Delta 8 THC

In 2020 the United States federal government put out a statement stating that synthetic cannabinoids are always illegal so make sure you are only flying with hemp-derived delta 8 THC.

The statement stated that “for synthetically derived tetrahydrocannabinols, the concentration of Δ9-THC is not a determining factor in whether the material is a controlled substance. All synthetically derived tetrahydrocannabinols remain Schedule I controlled substances.”

Traveling With Delta 8 THC Internationally

The United States is the only country that has any regulations when it comes to delta 8 specifically. Below are the countries where cannabis is legal meaning that it should be safe traveling with delta 8 thc to these countries:

  • United States of America (Certain States)
  • Canada
  • Uruguay
  • South Africa
  • Georgia
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