TSA Updates Policies on Travelling with CBD and Hemp Products
With the rise in popularity and legality of marijuana products and byproducts, major government agencies including the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) have to make some changes to their policies in order to accommodate customers.
As such, the TSA has made changes to their website, “What can I bring” in order to allow travelers to bring CBD and medical marijuana products, but only if they are derived from hemp and have FDA approval.
So what is CBD? Does it really work for treatment? The popularity of medical marijuana is soaring, and among this burgeoning market, customers are seeking CBD products and cannabis oils.
A wealth of material, blogs, and narratives claim that CBD oils will help with so many ailments and may even be able to cure cancer. CBD oil is very much effective for an inclusive range of conditions, from chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease to depression, stress, and anxiety. Moreover, it can help with low blood pressure and act as a natural anti-inflammatory supplement.
So how does it work? CBD is often dispensed in a form known as cannabis oil, which is the concentrated liquid extract of the marijuana plant. For CBD oils, the plants that are harvested have high levels of CBD and little to no THC content. Similar to other herbal extracts, the chemicals in cannabis oils have different effects, all contingent on how the extract is prepared and what chemicals were in the plant to begin with.
David Dragun, an employee at NUWU dispensary said that, “CBD itself has no intoxicating effects. CBD is going to be more for pain relief, anxiety relief. It does things like reducing inflammation in joints,” as shared by Gabby Hart in “TSA to allow some travelers to fly with CBD, hemp products.”
Further, he said that “We do need to find that difference on how to prove it’s a CBD versus THC thing.”
So what has changed?
Statement of the TSA:
According to recent changes, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has allowed some passengers to move with CBD oil and other hemp byproduct goods. However, some CBD products are still illegal to use or travel. TSA has advanced technology to screen and deduct the products which have any possible threats while traveling. TSA clarified the statement that their security officers are not checking any marijuana and cannabis products, but if they found an illegal substance, then they call a law enforcement officer for further inquiries.
Any other marijuana products not derived from hemp, even CBD that contains no THC, is not allowed on planes. It must be hemp derived. CBD has some of its side effects, which include nausea, fatigue, and irritability. The substantial protection concern with CBD is that it is primarily marketed and sold as a supplement, not a medication.
According to the TSA in response to inquiries from the media, “Possession of marijuana and certain cannabis-infused products, including some Cannabidiol (CBD) oil products, 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. TSA was made aware of an FDA-approved drug that contains CBD oil for children who experience seizures from pediatric epilepsy. To avoid confusion as to whether families can travel with this drug, TSA immediately updated TSA.gov once we became aware of the issue.”
They have also shared that with the busiest summer travel spell ever approaching, they are concerned that if an individual takes a long time in taking boarding pass, then this would bother other passengers. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) does not anticipate that CBD oil will impact checkpoint lines.
What this means for you!
After reviewing the statement of TSA and another investigation unit, we conclude that the newest update allows passengers to fly with medical marijuana and CBD products, but only if they are derived from hemp and FDA approved.
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