CBD usage, across the UK and beyond, is gradually becoming more widespread. This is because it boasts a wide range of health benefits and can help you live a healthier, happier lifestyle. For example, it can relieve symptoms of anxiety, making it a travel necessity for anxious flyers. It can also be used to reduce fatigue, promote a healthy sleep pattern and ease pain. As a result, it is easy to understand why you may wish to take your CBD products with you when you go travelling - especially if it has become a favoured part of your daily routine.
However, despite the manufacturing/sale of CBD products being widely legalised, there are still specific rules in place relating to travelling with CBD products - though this varies depending upon your intended destination.
Travelling with CBD in Europe.
In accordance with European laws and regulations, you can bring CBD products with you when travelling, so long as they contain a maximum of 0.2.% THC. THC refers to Tetrahydrocannabinol. You can easily figure out the amount of THC within your product by reading the label. Alternatively, you can check the distributors' website, or get in touch if you are still unsure. Reputable and trustworthy companies will be able to provide you with substantial evidence that your CBD is safe to travel with, meaning that you won’t have to worry when adding it to your suitcase.
Travelling with CBD in America.
You may have already heard horror stories surrounding people getting arrested when carrying CBD products into the state - though many are fabricated or exaggerated. Similar to European Law, you can carry CBD products with you, so long as their THC content is relatively low. In many areas of the US, they are slightly more lenient than in Europe, allowing for a THC content of 0.3%. If you use a CBD product for medicinal purposes, it must be FDA approved.
Travelling with CBD in Australia.
CBD products are entirely legalised in Australia, meaning that you should have no qualms bringing them along with you when travelling. However, you should only carry small amounts for personal use.
In short, if you are unsure if you can travel with CBD products, ensure that you do your research beforehand. Each country has different laws surrounding the use of CBD products, and you must understand them before heading to the airport as you don’t want to land yourself in a tricky situation.
Regardless as to where you may be travelling, you need to ensure that you have proof that your product is derived from hemp. This should again be detailed on the labelling, or online product description. If you have any further worries or qualms, you should contact your airline before traveling, who will be able to provide you with more specific advice. For example, they can let you know whether you should store your CBD products in your suitcase, or whether they are allowed in your carry on.