As such, given its legal status you should be able to bring CBD products on board domestic flights within the UK, and international flights to the UK. We still recommend contacting your flight provider and customs in advance though.
Once people have gotten their heads around the basics of what CBD oil is (and if you still haven’t, you can introductory guide to CBD) the questions that follow are normally concerning legality. Since cannabidiol shares both the root of its name and the root of its creation with cannabis, it can seem like a taboo topic.
One of the most common queries we get concerning legality is whether or not you can take cannabidiol on a flight. Since people get used to the daily routine of buying CBD and taking CBD, the prospect of not being able to take it abroad for business or on holiday can be frustrating. As ever, given the relative flippancy with which CBD’s legality is often handled, the question isn’t a simple yes or no situation.
Flying internationally with CBD
For example, in the UK the maximum levels of THC in the hemp extract are 0.2%, whilst in the U.S. they can reach 0.3%. That means that even if a CBD oil is legal in your home country, and legal in your destination, you still need to confirm that the laws follow the same guidelines.
We haven’t provided individual country reports because simplified information can cause issues in and of itself. Broadly speaking, for example, European constituents are tolerant of hemp-derived CBD oils due to the mass legalisation of industrial hemp, but there are still grey areas in more hardline countries like Sweden.
We also have category pages that cover each of our product ranges, including CBD e-liquids, CBD oils, CBD cosmetics, as well as CBD topicals and CBD edibles. That way, you’ll be totally ready to buy CBD.
The best solution to any headaches you may be having about whether you can fly with CBD or not is to be upfront. That means taking it in your carry-on, carrying the batch report with you to prove your THC levels (if you’ve bought your CBD with us you can find your specific one here) and contacting customs in advance to ensure you’re on the same page.
To play it safe and avoid running into trouble it may be worth leaving the CBD oil at home.
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Holidays to certain countries require careful packing as items could be illegal there that are acceptable in the UK. One such article that can cause complications is CBD (cannabidiol) oil. An estimated 300,000 people use it in the UK but it’s advisable to think twice before travelling with it in your hand luggage, even if it does help settle pre-flight nerves. CBD oil is banned in some countries so it’s best to check restrictions ahead of travel.
Quelch added: “Some CBD oil contains higher amounts of THC than others.
Other items people might pack in their hand luggage can cause confusion under the liquid restrictions.
Such soft cheeses include brie, camembert, goat’s cheese, cream cheese and more.
Some foodstuffs might not strike you as counting as a liquid but they actually do.
If you travel to these countries with CBD on you, you could be breaking the law, and some of them may have strict penalties for doing so.
If you don’t fly directly to your destination and have connecting flights, you also need to exercise caution in case CBD is illegal in the stop-over country.
Is CBD Oil Legal in the UK?
Cannabidiol may be legal in your final destination, but if it’s illegal at any stopover, this could cause you some problems.
So, make sure that CBD is legal throughout your stopovers. (This is obviously especially important if the oil is in your hand luggage).
Always be sure to check the law around CBD in your destination thoroughly and only fly with cannabidiol on you if its law clearly states that cannabidiol is legal.