Going Somewhere? Your Summer 2020 CBD Travel Guide
Now I don’t know about you, but here at PACHAMAMA, we’re feelin’ the sublime Summertime.
Planning a trip? Traveling can be stressful at any time of the year. And THIS year?
Well… you’ve got enough to worry about.
If a relaxing getaway is on your Summer 2020 bucket list, PACHAMAMA’s got two golden rules to make the most of it:
- Never leave home without your CBD.
- Know how to travel safely with your CBD for a no-stress success.
Benefits of CBD When Traveling
Cannabidiol does it all. And when it comes to traveling, there are no shortcomings. Our products can help to support better moods, stiff joints, sleep support, and more!
And since CBD is non-psychoactive, there’s no worry when it comes to being in an altered state. Unless we’re talking feeling calm in California.
If you’re worried about flying internationally, take some before you hit the road, and leave your tincture at home. Not sure how much you need? Our F.A.Q. gives you the specific calculation to properly dose our tinctures.
I Fit in Your Suitcase… But is It Legal to Take Me Along?
The truth of the matter is that traveling with CBD is still a topic of discussion amongst legislative parties. But if you’re brave enough to travel right now, you’re an adventurous soul, and we like that. So let’s be sure your goods aren’t confiscated.. Or that you run into trouble with the law.
The debate comes down to this:
Hemp-derived CBD (THC >0.3%)? Feds check yes.
(This includes ALL PACHAMAMA CBD products. From our tinctures to our gel caps and beyond.)
THC concentrations 0.3% and above? Currently illegal to cross state-borders with.
So, going from state-to-state is not nearly as confusing as it was just a couple of Summers ago. As more and more individuals across the U.S. incorporate CBD into their daily lives, they no longer have to comb through confusing documents of state regulations and restrictions. Instead, it will come down to knowing your product labels, and the concentration of THC present in them. Check out our blog post on the differences between marijuana and hemp, and how to break down your label.
On 4/20/19, TSA took to Instagram to explain the laws in a cheeky manner, stating the following alongside a photo of the hemp plant,
“--Let us be blunt: TSA officers DO NOT search for marijuana or other illegal drugs. Our screening procedures are focused on security and detecting potential threats. But in the event a substance appears to be marijuana or a cannabis-infused product, we’re required by federal law to notify law enforcement. This includes items that are used for medicinal purposes.--”
Canafarma Corp. Legal Counsel member Joshua Bauchner stated earlier this year, “Consumers may consider traveling with CBD products to be the same as traveling with any other over-the-counter supplements. “TSA guidelines as of January 2020 specifically state that consumers can travel with CBD products as long as they contain no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis, or that are approved by the FDA.”
Top Tips for Traveling with PACHAMAMA CBD
The most important thing to note here is that you may only travel inside U.S. borders with CBD products containing less than 0.3% THC. PACHAMAMA gets the green light.
But concentration isn’t all you should consider when you want to bring your goods along. Follow these simple tips to keep stress low… for you, and your TSA officer.
Know the Laws for Where You’re Going
Now that we’ve cleared the air on how you can take PACHAMAMA with you this Summer, it’s important to note that international travels look a little different. To avoid the headaches (or a possible arrest. That’s never fun…), we got the deets from MyDosage.com on each country that legally allows entry with hemp-derived CBD products.
#2. Oh, Canada
Canada is in the executive’s seat when it comes to legalization and legislation for Cannabidiol and cannabis products. That being said, their policies are uber-flexible surrounding possession and purchase.
#3. Don't Hide It
Although it’s legal to travel with CBD within the U.S., it’s important you still properly follow all TSA guidelines and regulations. You don’t have to declare your possession, but it’s important to not delay the checkpoint-process by hiding anything, either.
Vape pens and batteries may be stored in carry-on, but not checked bags. And all other products from topicals, to gel caps, e-liquids, and beyond should still comply with all standard regulations.
#4. Bring Your Certificate of Analysis (C.o.A.)
Your Certificate of Analysis is a lowdown on the Cannabinoid profile of your products. The C.o.A acts as your proof that your CBD has the legal amount of THC as stated.
Find PACHAMAMA’s analysis tool here.
5. Still in Doubt? No Stress. We'll Be Waiting for You Right Here
Still having doubts, play it safe, and leave your products at home. On vaca-mode for more than a few days? Here’s how to store your CBD. To preserve the freshness of your products, store inside a cool, dark place away from sunlight. This is especially important when it comes to our topicals.
All PACHAMAMA products have an expiration sticker attached to the bottom.
Our Final Thoughts
We understand traveling with your CBD may be a bit confusing, but at PACHAMAMA, we’re hopeful of an easier process as the popularity of CBD continues to climb.
We want to kindly remind you to always do your research on the laws and regulations prior to your travels, and we hope we’ve been able to clear the air a bit on some of the most common questions surrounding the subject.
And as always, stay healthy, stay safe, and stay well with PACHAMAMA.
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