With CBD and various CBD products becoming more and more accepted and commonly used in the USA these days, there is also going to be a myriad of problems concerning its legality.
CBD is in a bit of a strange legal situation at the moment, with it being legal in some circumstances, but not necessarily in others.
One of the biggest confusions is what to do with your CBD gummies while traveling, especially when going on flights.
So, are CBD Gummies legal to fly with?
What Are the Rules Around CBD and Flights?
Despite how common it is to take CBD with you throughout the day, it is entirely natural to feel pretty afraid when thinking about what to do about your upcoming flight.
The TSA and general security on airplanes have a reputation for being pretty terrifying and intense regarding security, so you might find yourself frantically Googling what the rules are just before your flight.
Well, as seems to always be the case when it comes to CBD and legal issues, the position is not entirely clear.
The legal position that CBD finds itself in is one of technical legality; the Farm Act of 2018 officially made it legal to possess and use hemp-derived CBD products, as it moved agricultural hemp off the federally controlled substances list.
This means that CBD now falls under the FDA’s (Food and Drug Administration) jurisdiction, rather than the Department of Justice or the regular DEA.
This means that it is entirely up to the decision making of individual states to determine whether they allow CBD oil as a legal product, which is still being determined throughout the country.
This means that technically speaking, CBD and CBD Gummies should be completely legal to take on a flight.
Unfortunately, the TSA and airport security, in general, tend to operate on their own rules and regulations, even going so far as to arrest people for things that are, in actual fact, legal, but look suspicious to whichever TSA agent happens to on the gate at that time.
However, there is also the fact that CBD gummies are a little bit different when compared to regular CBD oil, which makes it just a little bit easier to take on a plane.
Are CBD Gummies Special?
The thing about CBD gummies is that they are fundamentally different from CBD oil or other CBD products. This is because of the fact that, instead of being administered in food like with CBD oil, or even smoked like with CBD rich marijuana, CBD gummies are instead food themselves.
This makes them incredibly easy to keep on hand and concealed, as they tend to just look like a regular gummy bear, but they also have one big other benefits – they tend to not smell of anything.
Well, they do have a smell, but not anything that could be easily recognizable as being CBD. Instead, they tend to smell like whatever flavor they are, usually citrus or tropical fruits.
This makes it incredibly easy to take CBD gummies on a flight as opposed to other forms of CBD because as long as you take them out of their original packaging, no one would be able to tell that they are actually CBD Gummies.
So, Should You Fly with CBD Gummies?
Ultimately, the decision about whether or not to fly with CBD gummies needs to be up to you – legally speaking, it isn’t illegal to board a plane or fly with CBD oil, let alone CBD gummies.
However, the TSA tends to work pretty separately from what the federal government says, so you need to be extra cautious – no matter how legal it may be, some TSA agents might assume it is illegal simply because it sounds similar to marijuana and thus detain you.
So, while it is, in fact, legal to fly with CBD gummies, you should definitely still take care – keep your CBD gummies out of their original packaging, perhaps even in a separate ziplock bag, and don’t draw attention to them.
You won’t be doing anything wrong by keeping your CBD gummies hidden, as they are perfectly legal, but you might be risking unnecessary attention from the TSA if you don’t.