Is It Legal to Fly With Hemp?
Are you planning a trip within or outside of the US? If you choose to travel with your favorite hemp products, you'll want to know more about the laws and regulations that may prohibit or allow you to bring your flowering buds or edibles.
Traveling With Hemp Products
If you travel with a hemp-derived product that contains no more than 0.3% Delta 9 THC, you can carry this on your checked luggage or in carry-on bags on your next flight. Before you fly, you'll want to check with several sources to be certain there are no additional restrictions that may prohibit hemp products:
- Does the airline have restrictions, such as policies or rules prohibiting hemp products on flights? If so, these rules precede state and federal laws, as airlines can choose to allow or restrict these products on flights.
- State laws can vary, which makes it important to compare any restrictions on hemp products from the state you’re traveling from to the state you visit.
- If you’re traveling out of the US, it’s important to research the laws of the other countries you plan to visit to ensure that you’re not breaking any laws by carrying various types of hemp products.
Preparing ahead can give you peace of mind, knowing you’re following all the applicable laws while avoiding unnecessary hassles and delays. You'll want to ensure you can enjoy your favorite uplifting hemp product without issues!
Please read over the TSA website on items you can bring here.
Why Do People Travel With Hemp Products?
You might want to bring along your favorite gummies or massage oil for many reasons. Some people are nervous before a flight, and a mild, uplifting edible can provide relief before boarding and takeoff. It’s a great way to ease tension if you’re looking to unwind after a busy week at work and need a mellow start to your vacation.
If your flight is long, and you’re traveling halfway around the globe or making several stopovers, a bit of relaxation can help you sleep and regain energy for the next leg of your trip.
While bringing along hemp products is ideal for many and growing in popularity, it’s important to learn about each country’s laws to ensure you’re not violating any laws when you arrive by plane. Some countries allow limited amounts of hemp, while others strictly prohibit any hemp or related items.
On your way home, you may find hemp-infused drinks, gummies, and topical lotions or creams, which are ideal for relaxing if your hotel bed is uncomfortable or you’re treating a sunburn from the beach. Topical creams and oils are also soothing and help your muscles and joints relax, especially if you have a long flight home.
Traveling In and Out of the US With Hemp Products
Are you flying within the US, inside one state, or from one state to another? You’ll be able to bring along the legal amount of hemp, up to 0.3% Delta 9 THC, in your favorite hemp-based products.
While federal laws allow for CBD and limited THC concentration, you’ll need to check with each state you visit, as some have very strict rules, and some airlines also prohibit bringing hemp products on flights. If you’re in doubt about the laws in the state you’re traveling to, it’s best to skip the gummies or topical cream and see what options you can find when you arrive.
If you’re traveling to another country, you’ll find that while many countries have legalized hemp products, many more countries outright ban or restrict them. It’s vital to ensure that you do not bring any products that may put you at risk, especially in countries that have banned all hemp or hemp-related products, which may result in severe consequences.
When you determine that the country you're traveling to permits hemp, there may still be restrictions on the amount you can bring into the country, if any, and whether you can bring any home after your vacation. If you're uncertain about the laws that allow or restrict these products, it's best to leave them at home and see where you can acquire them when you travel to your destination.
The best way to prepare for your domestic or international trip and plan whether or not to bring hemp is to research. The more information you know, the more at peace you'll be when you bring your favorite package of gummies or topical hemp oil on your next trip.
Ideally, before you travel, contact your airline, look up your state's laws, and research other countries' laws around hemp are essential. You'll also need to decide how much you can bring, whether to store it in checked luggage or carry-on and how to store it discreetly and carefully so that it's not too hidden but not easily lost during your vacation.