CBD Oil on a plane: are there any restrictions?

Can you take CBD oil on a plane? CBD Oil can be a perfect addition to your travel kit. CBD provides numerous benefits whilst travelling by air; hence why it is a popular use when travelling!

CBD products are perfectly legal in the UK and EU. However, due to its association with cannabis, people still get nervous about its usage and are unsure if CBD products are safe to travel with.

In the UK, the rules on buying and selling CBD are clear: it is legal to be sold and consumed because it contains no THC; however, it must be produced from licensed EU approved hemp seeds, and is considered a “novel food” such as oil, capsules, oral sprays, gummies and such. But when it comes to taking your CBD in-flight, the rules are a little less clear.

So you are going on a trip and of course want to arrive at your destination without any problems and start your holiday carefree. Even if you are going on a short business trip, it is good to find out and observe the restrictions with regard to CBD per country. Find out what the rules are for taking a CBD product on the plane.

CBD and THC

CBD is short for cannabidiol and is the non-psychoactive substance from the hemp plant. THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol, which is a component of the cannabis plant that makes people “high”. In most countries THC is governed by “narcotics” or “stimulants” laws with very strict legal rules. A THC product, such as cannabis oil, Rick Simpson oil or cannabis oil, may not simply be taken in the suitcase. For medicines, such as medicinal cannabis, which are covered by this law, a Schengen certificate (if you are traveling within the Schengen area) or a medical certificate must be requested.

In most European countries, only CBD products that contain a maximum of 0.05% THC may be legally sold. Whether or not the CBD product you have purchased contains THC and how much, you can often find on the quality report or the test results that are issued or can be requested with the product. In this blog we continue to assume a CBD product that meets this condition, unless stated otherwise.

Before you fly, 3 things are important:

1. How much THC does the CBD product contain?
2. In which country does my journey start?
3. What are my possible stops and what is my final destination?

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