We get asked a lot “Can you take CBD oil on a plane?” and the simple answer is… almost certainly.
Of course it all depends what type of CBD oil you have. It must be less than 0.05% THC. And you must be absolutely sure of this. If your CBD oil contains any more THC than that, you’re holding a controlled substance, and that doesn’t tend to end well at airports. All Native CBD Oils products are blended in the UK under strict controls to guarantee they contain less than 0.05% THC.
It also depends on where you are flying to. We’ve covered a few common flight zones below and how they fare in terms of carrying CBD.
Can you take CBD oil on a plane within Europe
Hemp derived CBD like Native is 100% legal in all EU states, provided it contains less than 0.05% THC. Make sure you’re carrying a brand that states the THC content on the box clearly. There are still rules around carrying liquids that you must be aware of. A 10ml bottle of Native is under the limit in terms of carry on liquids.
Taking CBD on a plane in the USA
In the USA, CBD Oils come with and without THC. So it’s a little more complicated here. Although medical cannabis (with THC) is legal in some states in the USA, all airports are controlled under federal law. This means that if, for example, you bought CBD Oil with THC in Colorado, you can’t fly with it. That’s because under federal law THC is illegal in the USA.
However, if you’re flying with a 0.05% THC CBD Oil like Native, you aren’t breaking any laws. It’s still going to be important that your bottle clearly states this. There’s also a chance that a misinformed officer at the airport doesn’t understand the difference between the two products. It won’t land you in jail, but it could slow you down and they may take it off you.
Taking CBD on a plane in the Asia, Africa & Rest of World
This is where things get really interesting. Take Thailand for example. There have been cases of people getting 5 years in a Thai jail for carrying substances that were legal in their home country, only to find they are a criminal when they land. Prescription drugs like Tramadol.
There was also a case of Mostafa Soliman, an America citizen who was imprisoned in Egypt in 2010 for importing organic hemp seed oil, used mostly in salads. If convicted he would have faced the death penalty. Thankfully he was released following protests.
Although these horror stories do exist, there are also plenty of people on TripAdvisor forums saying they’ve travelled happily between borders with a single bottle of 0.05% THC CBD Oil in their hand luggage.
Check with local authorities before you take CBD on a plane if you’re not sure.
If you’re not 100% sure, check with authorities in the country you are travelling to before you leave. Don’t forget to include any countries where you might be changing flights, although you’re not leaving the airport, you’re still landing there and subject to their laws. If you’re flying via Dubai or Singapore, make sure you’re fully aware of the laws in those states before you take off. Ask your airline if you can take CBD Oil on the plane, they may be able to help.