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TSA Updates Policy on Hemp-Derived CBD Oil

TSA Updates Policy on Hemp-Derived CBD Oil

Over Memorial Day weekend, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) updated its policy to allow hemp-derived CBD oil in carry-on and checked bags. The change now declares “yes (special instructions)”, where it had previously stated a flat out “no.”

The section mentioning hemp-derived CBD oil on TSA.gov states, “Products/medications that contain hemp-derived CBD or are approved by the FDA are legal as long as it is produced within the regulations defined by the law under the Agriculture Improvement Act 2018.”

The Agriculture Improvement Act 2018, or Farm Bill, was passed last December and legalized hemp on a federal level.

To the update, the TSA also added:

“TSA’s screening procedures are focused on security and are designed to detect potential threats to aviation and passengers. Accordingly, TSA security officers do not search for marijuana or other illegal drugs, but if any illegal substance is discovered during security screening, TSA will refer the matter to a law enforcement officer.”

Viridipharm applauds the update and still advises our customers traveling with CBD to use discretion. Most of our products contain undetectable levels of THC, but be wary of other companies. The TSA warns:

“Possession of marijuana and certain cannabis infused products, including some Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, remain illegal under federal law. TSA officers are required to report any suspected violations of law, including possession of marijuana and certain cannabis infused products.”

We always recommend double-checking with your airline’s policy first. Check what they have listed online or give them a call to ensure you will not have any problems at the airport.

If you have any questions about any of our products, feel free to send us a message. We’d love to hear from you!

2 Replies to “TSA Updates Policy on Hemp-Derived CBD Oil”

  1. Kathleen says:

    Will I have any problem carrying cbd oil in Europe? My pain specialist wasn’t able to tell me for sure. I will be in England,Hungary,Austria,Switzerland,Germany and the Czech Republic. I would think they would be more accepting than TSA in US, but wondered if you could answer me.

    1. Shauna says:

      Hi Kathleen,

      We advise reaching out to your airline to see if they can provide further assistance. Safe travels!

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