Many people like taking CBD gummies due to their ability to promote calm, sleep, and pain relief.
If you’re one of these people, you might be wondering if you can take CBD gummies on a plane.
Table of Contents
- 1 Can You Bring CBD Gummies on a Plane?
- 2 Can the TSA Detect CBD Gummies?
- 3 Dogs May Be Able to Smell CBD Gummies
- 4 What Will Happen if the TSA Catch You
- 5 You Can Bring Some Types of CBD Oil on a Plane
- 6 How to Fly With CBD Products
- 7 Do You Have to Declare You Are Traveling With CBD Gummies?
- 8 Avoid Bringing Weed on a Plane
Can You Bring CBD Gummies on a Plane?
According to TSA regulations, you can bring CBD gummies on a plane as long as they don’t contain more than 0.3% THC.
If they don’t contain more than 0.3% THC, you can pack CBD gummies in both your carry on and checked bags with no restrictions.
Whether you can bring CBD gummies when flying internationally depends on the legality of CBD in the country you are flying to.
While CBD is legal in the USA, parts of Europe, and in some Asian countries, it is banned in countries like Thailand and Japan.
So we recommend checking the legality of CBD in the country you are flying to before you get to the airport.
Can the TSA Detect CBD Gummies?
The TSA can’t outright detect CBD gummies, or even detect drugs for that matter.
What happens is that if a TSA agent sees something suspicious on an airport scanner, they will take a closer look and may discover a passenger is attempting to fly with drugs that way.
Dogs May Be Able to Smell CBD Gummies
Detection dogs are able to detect whatever they are trained to detect.
So, if a detection dog has been trained to detect CBD, they will have no problem sniffing out CBD gummies.
Generally, dogs at airports are predominantly trained to sniff for explosives, as explosives pose a real risk to aviation safety unlike CBD and THC containing products.
What Will Happen if the TSA Catch You
The thing about CBD gummies is that they may or may not contain more than 0.3% THC, so even if a TSA agent finds CBD gummies, there is no way of knowing if a passenger is breaking the law or not.
Rest assured that a TSA agent isn’t going to confiscate your CBD gummies and send them to a lab for analysis.
The TSA do not predominantly check for drugs and have far more important matters to worry about.
You Can Bring Some Types of CBD Oil on a Plane
Again, it all comes down to the THC contain.
You are not allowed to bring CBD oil on a plane if it contains more than 0.3% THC on a dry weight basis, in either your carry on or checked bags.
If the CBD oil doesn’t contain more than 0.3% THC, it can be packed in both your carry on and checked bags, though if the container exceeds 3.4oz/100ml, the oil must only be packed in your checked bag.
How to Fly With CBD Products
Whether you want to bring CBD gummies, oil, or any other CBD product on the plane, we recommend:
- Making sure that the CBD oil or any other CBD products you want to bring does not contain more than 0.3% THC.
- Making sure that the percentage of THC is clearly stated on the packaging.
- If flying with CBD oil that is in a container that is larger than 3.4oz/100ml, pack it in your checked bag.
- Researching the country you are flying to, so you can ensure that CBD products are not illegal there and that the percentage of THC the CBD product you want to bring contains is considered legal.
Do You Have to Declare You Are Traveling With CBD Gummies?
When flying domestically in the USA, you do not need to declare that you are flying with CBD gummies, CBD oil, or any other CBD product.
Avoid Bringing Weed on a Plane
As weed is illegal on a federal level and as airports and airplanes are under federal jurisdiction, you are not allowed to bring weed on a plane.
Even if you have a medical marijuana card, and even if you are flying between two states where weed is legal, you still cannot bring weed.
Again, this is because weed is illegal on a federal level, so the legality of weed in the state makes no difference.
Ella Dunham, a Freelance Travel Journalist and Marketing Manager, boasts an impressive career spanning eight years in the travel and tourism sectors.
Honored as one of "30 Under 30" by TTG Media (the world’s very first weekly travel trade newspaper), a "Tour Operator Travel Guru" and "Legend Award" winner, Ella is also a Fellow of the Institute of Travel, a Member of the Association of Women Travel Executives, has completed over 250 travel modules, and hosts travel-focused segments on national radio shows where she provides insights on travel regulations and destinations.
Ella has visited over 40 countries (with 10 more planned this year).