Here’s What You Need to Know about Flying with CBD


Posted on June 20th, 2023

For some of our customers, using CBDa + CBD oils, salves and tinctures is an important part of their daily routine. Sticking to that routine is important—especially if you hope to stay on track while you travel. Plus, while you’re on the go, a lot can happen, so you may want to stick our Sun Recovery Lotion or Muscle Relief Rub in your suitcase. Both of these vacation-ready products are infused with our patent-pending, 1:1 formulation of CBD and CBDa, federally legal in the US and 2X more effective than formulations with CBD alone. Clearly, they’re worthy of your packing list. And this is why so many people ask us: can I pack Tanasi’s CBD products in my checked or carry-on luggage when I fly? Our answer … It depends on where you’re flying with your CBD!

Flying with CBD: Rules For Travel Within the U.S.

With few exceptions, if you’re traveling inside U.S. borders, you can pack Tanasi’s CBD products in whatever bag you choose. As of May, 2019, The Transportation Security Administration updated its cannabis policy.   Passengers can travel with hemp-derived CBD products containing no more than 0.3% THC. Since Tanasi CBD + CBDa products are hemp-derived and meet this THC component, they all comply with TSA regulations.

In fact, if you visit each of our product pages, we provide you with a Certificate of Analysis (COA) as proof that our products comply with the 2018 Farm Bill. To ensure you make it through security smoothly, we advise printing that COA (example: our 1200mg Tincture) for any Tanasi product you plan to pack and having it readily available to show security agents. Keep the products in their original Tanasi packaging, which is clearly labeled with a complete list of ingredients. You can also print an updated version of the current TSA regulations regarding CBD products, just in case you encounter an agent who’s unfamiliar with the policy.

Flying to Canada with CBD

Now let’s take a look at what happens when air travel takes you north of the border. Canada has officially legalized the use of any form of cannabis, regardless of THC content. But that applies to adults only, and only within the country’s borders.

More importantly for travelers to know, the Canadian government has made it illegal to transport cannabis of any kind, including CBD products, across the Canadian border. And that rule applies whether you’re entering or exiting the country. In fact, it doesn’t matter if your CBD has been authorized for medical use.  And it doesn’t matter that it’s legal at your destination of origin.

In short: don’t bring Tanasi CBD + CBDa products with you when you fly to (or from) Canada.

Now, what should you do if you’re accidentally flying with CBD, and have some in your bags when you arrive at the border? Our best advice is to wise up and confess to the Canada Border Services Agency. They’ll likely just confiscate your products. If you don’t declare your products, however, you could be prosecuted for a serious criminal offense. So, if you’re planning on traveling to Canada, it’s safer to purchase a local product for the duration of your visit. Shipping your Tanasi CBD + CBDa to Canada isn’t an option either, as you must comply with Health Canada’s import regulations in order to do so.

Flying with CBD: Rules for International Travel with Hemp Products

When it comes to international travel, packing your CBD products will likely be tricky given heightened security precautions and regulations. Rather than risking a stop at security, we advise that you research local laws, both at any country where you will have a stopover and at your final destination.

Now, CBD oil (with or without CBDa) is currently legal in many countries. But even where legal, it is still under heavy regulation. And, remember: the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Russia, and many other countries still strictly prohibit all CBD products, regardless of their THC content.

So, here’s the bottom line regarding flying with CBD products, whether you purchase from Tanasi and get a CBDa bonus, or shop with another supplier. Within the USA, take the precautions listed above before flying with your product. Stick to the original packaging and bring your hemp extract (CBD) product’s COA. Outside of our borders, however, you’re better off legally purchasing CBD at your destination than trying to bring your own from home. But we would suggest sticking to your routine while you’re circling the globe. And here’s why.

Flying with CBD + CBDa: Why You Should Stick to Your Schedule

Most people who supplement CBD + CBDa do so because they want to feel something. And, for the most part, they do. But what everyone feels is different. Plus, finding the dose level that makes you notice CBD effects takes some time and experimentation.

Also, for CBD to do something, you typically need to use it daily. So, unless you’re taking a CBD break for a specific reason, it’s wise to stick to your daily supplementing routine once you’ve found your just-right dose. So, how can you do that when you’re hitting the road? Follow our tips, along with local regulations at your points of origin and destination. From there, you should be in tip-top shape, ready  to enjoy your CBD and CBDa on vacay!

Safe travels, everyone!

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