How to Travel With CBD Legally, Safely & Conveniently
Traveling can be a fun and exciting adventure, but the planning beforehand? Not so much. For the health-conscious, traveling while maintaining healthy habits can sometimes be tricky. The disruption to your everyday schedule and the limiting capacity of your luggage are just some of the challenges traveling presents. If you use CBD to supplement your wellness routine, you may be faced with questions about how to travel with these products. Here, we cover everything you need to know about how to safely travel with CBD.
Is CBD Legal in All 50 States?
Federally, CBD products are legal as long as they are sourced from Industrial Hemp that is farmed by licensed growers and contain no more than 0.3 percent THC. When the 2018 Farm Bill was passed, the cultivation of Industrial Hemp was legalized and the FDA gained authority over Hemp-derived CBD products. However, there aren’t definitive policies in place at the federal level, so most of the responsibility is on state governments to determine how to regulate CBD products.
Even though Hemp-derived products are federally legal, not all CBD products are viewed the same among all 50 states. Each state’s laws vary depending on factors such as sourcing, labeling and the product’s contents. If you are planning to travel out of state and want to bring your CBD products with you, check that state’s CBD legislation. And at the very least, it’s important to understand where your CBD is coming from and if it meets federal legal standards.
Can You Carry CBD With You On a Plane?
According to TSA policies, it is legal to bring “products that contain no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis or that are approved by the FDA.” Generally, as long as your CBD products are legally sourced and meet THC level standards, you should be fine.
It is important to remember that while TSA officers do not directly search for hemp or cannabis products, they are required to report any suspected violations to a law enforcement officer if they come across a substance that appears to be cannabis-infused. Depending on the state’s view on CBD, this could potentially create a hold-up at the airport.
In the end, the final decision on whether or not your CBD products are allowed through the security checkpoint rests with the TSA officer. This is why it’s a good idea to know ahead of time what the laws are surrounding cannabis and hemp in the place you’re traveling to.
Is CBD Safe to Keep in Your Car?
If you’re road-tripping or traveling by car, you might have questions about how to properly store your CBD. It’s recommended to keep CBD products like oils and gummies away from excessive light and heat to maintain their potency and freshness. That being said, leaving your CBD in the car for long periods of time is not a good idea, as unattended cars can heat up quickly in the sun and spoil your products.
If possible, you should store CBD products in a cooler when traveling by car. If that’s not an option, keep your CBD tucked away in a dark place, like a backpack or glove compartment. Keeping CBD in your climate-controlled car while driving should be fine, but if you are parked and out of the car for several hours, it’s best to bring your CBD with you.
Best Types of CBD Products to Travel With
There are many different CBD products available, from edibles to oil tinctures. Each has different considerations for traveling.
If you choose to bring CBD products with you on an airplane, CBD gummies and capsules are the easiest to pack in your luggage since they are non-liquids. Edibles like these are also good options if you’re traveling by car because of how easy they are to ingest on the go. You won’t have to worry about your CBD accidentally spilling or leaking as it rustles around in your bags.
If you prefer more flexibility in the amount of CBD you take and how you administer it, then CBD oil tincture is a compact and easy product to take with you on road trips or car rides. For flights, TSA rules state that liquids must be 3.4 ounces or under, so as long as your CBD oil products are the proper size and stored correctly, you can fly with them. (Nature’s Script CBD oil bottles are 1 ounce and safe to fly with.)
Tips to Keep a Consistent Wellness Routine While Traveling
Once you’ve figured out the logistics of how you’re traveling with CBD, you’re left with figuring out how to actually keep up with your wellness routine on the go. Traveling should be fun, and you shouldn’t have to worry about getting out of shape, catching a cold or letting stress overwhelm you. Try keeping these tips in mind while traveling to maintain your wellness routine.
1. Take supplements
2. Stay hydrated
It can be easy to forget about your water intake when you’re having so much fun traveling, but staying properly hydrated is essential for many health reasons. If you have trouble drinking enough water because of the taste (or lack thereof), you may want to toss in a few pieces of fruit in a travel water infusion bottle. Or, you can opt for CBD oil-infused tea. With minimal, compact ingredients, it’s easy to bring along everything you need for a cozy cup of tea to stay hydrated while traveling.
3. Don’t neglect mental health
There’s a lot to see and do while traveling and while it’s fun, it can also be draining at times. Carving out a few minutes every day to practice mindfulness can help keep you clear-minded and positive. This can be a guided meditation, journaling about your trip or taking time to slow down and stretch.
4. Move your body
After sitting in a plane or car for hours, your legs will be itching to move. Try to walk whenever possible to keep active, get your blood flowing and help clear your mind. There’s a lot of great exploring that can be done on foot, rather than in a car or bus.
5. Get quality sleep
Even though you don’t want to miss out on anything while traveling, remember that quality sleep is important for immune system function and for your overall mood. If you have trouble falling asleep while traveling, you might want to create a mini-routine in the evenings to promote relaxation. You can try listening to a soothing sleep story before bed, rolling on a relaxing essential oil blend with lavender and CBD or taking CBD sleep gummies before bed.
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