Source: Expert Vagabond
While using your favorite CBD oil to relax and reduce stress before you hop on your flight, the thought of traveling with cannabidiol products in your luggage might seem a little stressful itself. Being a little cautious is not a bad thing by any means. Who wants unnecessary trouble anyways?
Is it legal? Is it safe to be in my bag? Do I need to take any special precautions? These are questions you should ask yourself before boarding any plane, train, or automobile.
With the ever-increasing scope of CBD as anxiety relief and a dietary supplement, people have good chances of carrying it. Because of its wide medicinal use, it is more of a compulsion for people to carry it. To follow is a detailed guideline as to legality of CBD while traveling to different parts of the world.
The U.S: Federal law
The federal law considers cannabis a schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substances Act, which makes it illegal to manufacture import and possess cannabis. For cannabis to be a schedule 1 drug means that the federal government deems it as having a high susceptibility to abuse.
Now, this is where the real catch is, although cannabis is illegal federally, industrial hemp is not. Therefore, CBD derived from industrial hemp is legal to produce, supply, and carry. If you are traveling within the country with CBD here are some points you should ponder over:
- CBD should meet the Transport Security Administration (TSA) rules
- The container containing CBD must not have liquid weighing more than 34 ounces
- Choose only hemp derived CBD oil
- Check the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) level.TSA allows only CBD oils with THC below 0.3%
- To increase security, carry your medical documents with you.
- Don’t try to be secretive about carrying CBD. If the security checks at the airport find anything suspicious about you they might take you for further examination
Benefits of CBD oil as anxiety relief
Going through the above legalities might have triggered a headache to you. No worries! You’ve already got your remedy in hand. It’s none other than your CBD oil. CBD oil studies for over a decade concluded that using CBD oil can yield many health benefits – like headaches. Another prolific benefit is the treatment of anxiety.
CBD (and other important cannabinoids) have a direct impact on CBI receptors. More importantly, cannabinoids like CBD can affect serotonin levels (the neurotransmitter that finds a significant role in mood disorders).
Interestingly, 18% of the U.S population (which is around 40 million) are diagnosed for anxiety. This statistic shines a light on the severe problem of anxiety. CBD acts quickly and reacts to the onset of depression.
In A Nutshell
Traveling with CBD doesn’t have to be tricky. Wherever you go, a quick Google search prior to leaving will provide you with your destination’s guidelines. Travel anxiety doesn’t have to be cured with an overpriced airport mimosa (or your beverage of choice). Opt for a healthier, more beneficial, option of using CBD. A natural compound scientifically proven to help your body heal itself.