CBD which was once a taboo topic has gained the spotlight in recent years. People have started to recognise the health benefits and soothing properties it can offer. If you have heard about CBD or if you are a person who uses it as a health supplement then you will know what we are talking about. Various researches are in progress to gauge the health effects that CBD can offer and so is the story when it comes to the governing regulations related to using and carrying CBD across borders.
Though CBD is a legalized health supplement in most countries, there is confusion pertaining to its transportation. Many things are to be considered while moving around with CBD. So this article will help you know the basics to be followed while travelling from one country to another. Do follow these five tips to be on the safer side.
Inspect your CBD
Always make sure that you inspect any product, particularly CBD products before making a purchase. Double-check the contents in case if you are travelling abroad. The reason is THC levels in the product should be less than 0.3 %. In case if the product contains more than the legally permitted amount, it is considered as marijuana that is considered illegal to be used. Another point to note is to always carry your CBD product in its original form. Do not remove the label and content details, so it can help you at the time of official inspection when needed.
Keep Your Medical Documents Handy
In case if you are using your CBD product for medical reasons always keep your doctor’s prescription and the medical certificate handy. Make sure that you carry only the needed or subscribed amount of CBD products. This will help you get through security checkpoints easily.
Carry Your Products Certificate of Analysis (COA)
Not all CBD products are of high quality. Low-quality products usually have incorrect content. At times the THC levels in these products may be more than the permitted levels and hence is illegal. Genuine products will always produce the COA. So make sure to carry it while travelling internationally to avoid conflicts.
Pack Your CBD Product Perfectly
The travel limitation for CBD products varies from country to country. Always make sure that you do not hide your CBD oils and products in secret compartments to avoid suspicions. Make sure your liquid CBD product is packed along with other liquids you carry. In the UK, for example, passengers are limited to carrying 100 ml of fluid per container. Make sure that you don’t exceed the regulated limit in the countries you are travelling to.
Stick to Reputed CBD Brands
Always opt for CBD brands that are reputable and make sure you purchase oils and other products that go through independent third-party lab testing. This test report will have clear details about the levels of cannabinoids, terpenes and other ingredients involved in making the product and a reputed brand will save your reputation too.
List of Countries That Consider CBD Legal
- USA – Most of the states
- Czech Republic
- Australia and
- United Kingdom
List of Countries That Consider CBD Illegal
- Dubai and Arab countries
- Southeast Asia
- South Korea
- USA – Some states
- Africa – Most of the states
Note* – The list is tentative and crosses verify with the authorities before visiting the country.
It is very important to understand the rules and regulations followed at your destination country before visiting. So it is advised to have a clear discussion on matters related to CBD transportation with your travel agent or the officials to ensure safety.
Note* – Avoid carrying hemp flowers in any form, as it is strikingly similar to cannabis flower.