The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) now allows some products containing hemp-derived CBD (cannabidiol), and medications such as oils containing CBD approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in both carry-on and checked luggage at airports.
This welcome change to the formerly restrictive rules announced Sunday is good news for users of medical marijuana. CBD is the non-psychoactive (meaning it doesn’t produce a “high”) compound in the hemp plant and marijuana plant.
All forms of marijuana were previously prohibited in both checked and carry-on luggage.
The federal government legalized hemp and CBD derived from hemp plants in the 2018 Farm Bill or the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018.
TSA said as long as travelers have CBD in forms that adhere to the regulations in the Farm Bill, it will permit these on airplanes. TSA announced this change on its website in an updated guidance regarding medical marijuana.
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