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FLYING WITH
CBD PRODUCTS

The legality of travelling with CBD products will be dependant on the laws of the origin and destination locations. Our guide will help you to find out whether you will be able to take CBD oil with you when you fly between destinations mentioned below

FLYING WITH CBD IN THE US

Is CBD legal in the state you are flying to?

Despite the 2018 Farm Bill making hemp and CBD legal on Federal Level, individual states can elect to make the sale and possession of CBD illegal.

Statement from TSA website:

“Possession of marijuana and cannabis infused products, such as Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, is illegal under federal law…. TSA security officers do not search for marijuana or other illegal drugs, but in the event a substance that appears to be marijuana or a cannabis infused product is observed during security screening, TSA will refer the matter to a law enforcement officer.”

At federal level, the following applies:

  • Anything with more than a 0.3% THC level is classified as marijuana (illegal at a federal level, no matter the state)
  • If the product does not explicitly state its THC content, it will be seized
  • If a bottle is already open it may be confiscated by TSA due to the risk that the contents may have been substituted for more potent contents

Make sure that you do your research ahead of time to know the laws of the state you are travelling to – and with regards to travelling with CBD oil, we’ve done the research for you.

Note: The information on this page is about CBD. If you would like to know more about traveling with cannabis, please see our Flying with Marijuana guide.

In Which US States is CBD Legal?

Alabama

Legal YES – Conditional

Notes

Legal since 2014 for epilepsy and clinical trials. Now legal across the state when derived from hemp plant according to state Attorney General.

Alaska

Legal YES – Conditional

Notes

Cannot be shipped across state lines according to USPS. Still widely available as a health supplement across the state.

Arizona

Legal YES 

Notes

Legal and available in health stores across the state when derived from hemp containing less than .3% THC. A bill passed in June of 2019 allows for growing of industrial hemp within the state.

Arkansas

Legal YES – Conditional 

Notes

The state passed legislation to allow CBD purchasing throughout the state in 2017. Farmers should soon be able to grow industrial hemp to extract products like CBD oil, though it is currently not permitted under law. All civil and criminal penalties for hemp-based CBD have been eliminated as of 2019.

California

Legal YES – Conditional 

Notes

CBD derived from cannabis is regulated within California as a cannabis product and subject to marijuana laws. CBD derived from industrial hemp is not an approved food additive it cannot be added to human or animal foods.

Colorado

Legal YES 

Notes

CBD oil is legal in Colorado, with limited dispensaries offering “medical-grade”

Connecticut

Legal YES 

Notes

Legal as of July 1, 2018, when derived from hemp plants.

Delaware

Legal YES – Conditional

Notes

Under Rylie’s Law, passed in 2015, Delaware registered residents can purchase CBD products for qualifying medical disorders and conditions from medical marijuana dispensaries within the state. Legal for purchase when derived from hemp plant.

Florida

Legal YES – Conditional

Notes

CBD oil can be used under law by patients in the medical marijuana program if it is derived from the marijuana plant. If derived from the hemp plant, the law is less clear and falls under federal guidelines.
Georgia

Legal YES – Conditional

Notes

Legal when derived from marijuana plants for specific medical conditions, providing it contains less than 5% THC. Legal when derived from hemp plants.

Hawaii

Legal YES – Conditional

Notes

Legal when derived from hemp plants. Illegal when derived from marijuana plants except for specific medical conditions.

Idaho

Legal NO 

Notes

Illegal when derived from marijuana plant. Multiple legislation attempts have failed.

Illinois

Legal YES – Conditional 

Notes

When derived from hemp plants: legal. Only legal when derived from marijuana plants for registered patients with qualifying conditions.

Indiana

Legal YES – Conditional 

Notes

Legal when containing less than .3% THC for registered epilepsy patients. Legal when derived from hemp plants, containing less than 0.3% THC for widespread use.

Iowa

Legal YES – Conditional 

Notes

Illegal when derived from marijuana plants except for registered epileptic patients, providing it contains less than 0.3% THC. Legal when derived from hemp plants.

Kentucky

Legal YES – Conditional 

Notes

Only legal when derived from marijuana plant for patients in clinical trials. Legal when derived from hemp plant.

Kansas

Legal YES – Conditional 

Notes

Illegal when derived from marijuana plant. Legal only when containing 0% THC and derived from hemp plant.

Louisiana

Legal YES 

Notes

Legal as of June 6, 2019 when derived from hemp plant and containing less than 0.3% THC.

Maryland

Legal YES – Conditional

Notes

Illegal for recreational use when derived from marijuana plant. Legal when derived from hemp plant.

Massachusetts

Legal YES 

Notes

CBD is legal in all forms.

Maine

Legal YES – Conditional

Notes

Legal for purchase for adults 21 and over. Cannot be sold as a “food” or edibles, or infused in commercial food products.
Michigan

Legal YES 

Notes

Legal for adults 21 and over.

Minnesota

Legal YES – Conditional 

Notes

Legal when derived from marijuana for only registered patients. Legal when derived from hemp.

Mississippi

Legal YES – Conditional 

Notes

Legal when derived from marijuana plant only for medical research and patients with a qualifying, intractable epilepsy diagnosis. Legal when derived from hemp plant.

Missouri

Legal YES – Conditional 

Notes

Legal when derived from hemp plant with less than 0.3% THC for registered patients carrying a card under the state’s Hemp Extract program.

Montana

Legal YES – Conditional 

Notes

Legal for patients with specific conditions when derived from marijuana plant. Legal for all when derived from hemp.

Nebraska

Legal Questionable

Notes

llegal when derived from marijuana plant. Unclear when derived from hemp plant.

Nevada

Legal YES

Notes

Fully legal for adults 21 and over. Legal for minors with qualifying marijuana cards for specific conditions.

New Hampshire

Legal YES – Conditional

Notes

Legal when derived from marijuana for patients with registered cards from physicians. Legal when derived from hemp.

New Jersey

Legal YES – Conditional

Notes

Legal only for specific patients when derived from marijuana. Legal when derived from hemp.

New Mexico

Legal YES – Conditional

Notes

Only legal when derived from marijuana for registered patients. Legal when derived from hemp. Dispensaries are urged to purchase only through New Mexico growers.

New York

Legal YES – Conditional

Notes

Legal when derived from marijuana only for registered, card-carrying patients. Legal when derived from hemp plant.

North Carolina

Legal YES – Conditional

Notes

Legal when derived from marijuana plant when containing less than .3% THC and over 10% CBD when prescribed by neurologist for epileptic patients only. Legal when derived from hemp.
North Dakota

Legal Questionable

Notes

Marijuana derived CBD is only available to qualifying CBD patients. Hemp-derived CBD is considered controversial and sales are enforced on a city-by-city basis.

Ohio

Legal YES – Conditional 

Notes

Marijuana-derived CBD is legal for patients with qualifying conditions. Hemp-derived is widely considered legal. UPDATE: Ohio legislators have signed a bill in July, 2019 to make CBD legal “officially.” It is waiting on the governor’s signature.
Oklahoma

Legal YES – Conditional 

Notes

CBD oils are legal only for pediatric epilepsy patients.

Oregon

Legal YES 

Notes

Fully legal

Pennsylvania

Legal YES – Conditional 

Notes

CBD derived from marijuana is legal only for patients with 17 qualifying conditions. CBD derived from hemp is considered legal.

Rhode Island

Legal YES – Conditional 

Notes

Legal for registered patients only when derived from marijuana. CBD derived from hemp is widely considered legal.

South Carolina

Legal YES – Conditional 

Notes

Illegal when derived from marijuana plant. Considered legal when derived from hemp.

South Dakota

Legal YES – Conditional 

Notes

Only legal if FDA approved.

Tennessee

Legal YES – Conditional 

Notes

Marijuana-derived CBD is available only to registered epileptic patients.

Texas

Legal YES

Notes

Hemp-based CBD is legal as of June 2019, as long as it contains less than .3% THC. Additional regulations and details are forthcoming

Utah

Legal YES – Conditional 

Notes

Marijuana-derived CBD is legal for epileptic patients meeting specific qualifications. Hemp-derived is questionable.

Vermont

Legal YES – Conditional 

Notes

Marijuana-derived CBD is legal for patients with qualifying medical conditions. Hemp-based CBD is widely considered legal.

Virginia

Legal YES – Conditional 

Notes

Marijuana-derived CBD is legal for qualifying patients. Hemp-derived CBD is widely considered legal.

Washington

Legal YES 

Notes

Legal for adults and qualifying minors.

West Virginia

Legal YES – Conditional  

Notes

Marijuana-derived CBD is legal for qualifying patients. Hemp-derived CBD is widely considered legal.

Wisconsin

Legal YES – Conditional  

Notes

Marijuana-derived CBD is legal for qualifying epileptic patients. Hemp-based CBD is considered questionable.

Wyoming

Legal YES – Conditional  

Notes

Hemp-derived products with less than .3% THC and over 5% CBD are legal only to qualifying epileptic patients.

FLYING WITH CBD IN EUROPE

Is CBD legal in the European country you are flying to?

Travellers should not face any issues passing customs in the following countries as they either allow for 0.2% THC content or lower, have no laws at all regarding CBD extracts, or allow for the medical/recreational use of cannabis:

Safe Countries to take CBD oils

Austria

Legal NO 

Notes

All CBD supplements must be prescribed by a medical professional.

Belgium

Legal YES 

Limits

No limits legally enforced.

Notes

Decriminalised cannabis for personal use, no limits

 

Bulgaria

Legal YES 

Limits

0.2% maximum THC level

 

 

Croatia

Legal YES 

Limits

No limits legally enforced.

 

 

Cyprus

Legal YES 

Limits

0.2% maximum THC level

 

 

Czech Republic

Legal YES 

Limits

0.3% maximum THC level

 

 

Denmark

Legal NO 

Notes

All CBD supplements must be prescribed by a medical professional.

Estonia

Legal YES 

Notes

CBD not considered psychotropic so entirely legal

 

 

Finland

Legal NO 

Notes

All CBD supplements must be prescribed by a medical professional.

France

Legal YES 

Limits

0.2% maximum THC level

Germany

Legal NO

Notes

All CBD supplements must be prescribed by a medical professional.

Greece

Legal YES 

Limits

0.2% maximum THC level

 

 

Hungary

Legal YES 

Limits

0.2% maximum THC level

 

 

Ireland

Legal YES 

Limits

0.2% maximum THC level

 

 

Italy

Legal YES 

Limits

0.6% maximum THC level

 

 

Latvia

Legal YES 

Notes

No regulation so entirely legal.

Lithuania

Legal YES 

Notes

No regulation so entirely legal.

Poland

Legal YES 

Limits

No limits legally enforced.

Notes

No policy in place so CBD is entirely legal for the time being.

 

Portugal

Legal NO 

Notes

All CBD supplements must be prescribed by a medical professional.

Romania

Legal YES 

Notes

No regulation so entirely legal.

Slovenia

Legal YES 

Limits

0.2% maximum THC level

 

 

Slovakia

Legal NO 

Notes

CBD is illegal and listed as a ‘group 2’ psychoactive narcotic.

Spain

Legal YES 

Limits

No limits legally enforced. 0.2% THC maximum for domestic hemp cultivation.

Switzerland

Legal YES 

Limits

No limits legally enforced.

Notes

No policy in place so CBD is entirely legal for the time being.

 

Sweden

Legal YES 

Limits

No limits legally enforced.

Notes

Hemp is not considered cannabis so entirely legal

 

The Netherlands

Legal YES 

Limits

No limits legally enforced.

Notes

Cannabis is decriminalised thanks to the famous Tolerance Policy

 

United Kingdom

Legal YES 

Limits

0.2% maximum THC level

COUNTRIES WHERE CBD IS LEGAL

The following countries that have legalized CBD products:

Argentina

Austria

Belgium

Belize

Bulgaria

Canada

Chile

China

Colombia

Costa Rica

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Georgia

Germany

Greece

Guam

Guatemala

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

India

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Netherlands

Norway

Paraguay

Peru

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Romania

Russia

Republic of Slovenia

South Africa

Sweden

Switzerland

Virgin Islands

United Kingdom

Uruguay

Important:

Please note that the information on this page does not constitute as legal advice.

The content of this page was correct at time of writing, but the laws and regulations of the countries and states listed on this page may have changed since the content on this page was written/updated.

We strongly advise that you do your own research into the laws of the country you visit – most airlines will be able to advise you on the most up-to-date information on CBD rules for the countries and states that you will be flying to and from.