Two grandmothers were arrested recently for carrying CBD oil in their luggage. Drug possession charges were dropped in both cases, but only after the women were charged and taken to jail. The 2018 Farm Bill was supposed to make hemp-derived products legal throughout the United States, but some states and localities are still treating CBD as a
controlled substance. What should you do if you are traveling? Here are some things to try:
- Take pills instead of CBD oil if you are flying. Many CBD “liqui-gels” look just like vitamin E supplements. Divide doses of medications and supplements into small bags or those AM/PM containers. It is unlikely that anyone will test everything in your luggage. If you don’t take vitamins consider taking some just for the trip so that the CBD doesn’t stand out.
- Consider gummies. These also blend in nicely with vitamin gummies or they can be tucked into a small plastic bag in your luggage. Since they are not liquid they don’t attract attention like a bottle of oil. Suck on the gummy before chewing it in order to get some sublingual absorption.
- Look for small containers labeled “hemp oil” if you have some confidence that they contain CBD, CBDistillery oils, for example, are labeled “Hemp Supplement” and “full spectrum hemp extract” even though “CBD” is in the brand. Avoid traveling with homemade oils and handwritten labels.
- Consider taking a break from CBD. Sometimes this is a good way to discover whether it is really helping as much as you think. There are no withdrawal symptoms. CBD is not addictive.
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