You're probably aware that CBD products are now legal throughout the United States. Because of the federal Farm Bill, any American over the age of 18 can buy and consume CBD products almost anywhere!
But what about overseas travel? What about flying from the United States to Japan or France to Canada? These subjects can be a little more complex. Continue reading to find out where CBD is legal, where it isn't, and where confusing laws mean you should probably avoid it.
The simple way to travel international with CBD
It is actually quite simple to stay within the bounds of the law while traveling internationally. If CBD is legal in the country from which your flight departs...and CBD is also legal in the country from which you arrive...then you're good to go.
If CBD is illegal in the country from which you are departing or the country into which you are arriving, you may want to avoid CBD products this time.
CBD levels and International Law's
Even if you're traveling from one CBD-friendly country to the next, there's one thing to keep in mind: different areas have different THC limits than others. CBD products must contain no more than 0.3% THC in the United States and most European Union countries. This 0.3% THC cutoff, however, is far from universally accepted. Switzerland allows much more (1%), other countries allow slightly less (0.2%), and a third category prohibits CBD products from containing any THC at all.
Due to these differences, it may be best to seek out a CBD Isolate when traveling internationally, especially if you plan to visit multiple countries. Currently, all of Hemplus One's products are <0.3% THC formulas - so if you have to shop somewhere else, we are willing to give up on a sale so you can fly safely. When in doubt, ZERO THC is the correct number.
CBD's NO FLY ZONES
There are a surprisingly large number of nations where any and all types of CBD products are illegal. Here's a partial list:
CBD isn't always just a little bit illegal
Possession of even small amounts of CBD in Dubai and other UAE countries can result in serious fines and jail time. A British man who moved to Dubai earlier this year was sentenced to 25 years in prison for possessing only four bottles of CBD oil. The Dubai government claims to have a zero-tolerance policy for drug-related offenses. We'd advise you to be cautious if you're traveling in the UAE or any of the other countries mentioned.
How to live without CBD (for a little while - if needed)
Studies have shown that a variety of activities and even specific foods can sufficiently activate your endocannabinoid system to maintain the equilibrium of your body. Running, cycling, and yoga are popular activities. All of these activities may be able to increase your body's natural production of cannabinoids and keep you happy. Healthy fats like coconut oil and olive oil are excellent endocannabinoid-friendly foods. Dark chocolate is also high in chemical precursors, which your body needs to synthesize more endocannabinoids on its own. Don't worry if you have to go without CBD for a while. Simply nourish your body and trust that it knows what to do!
Empty your bags completely before packing!
The horror stories I've heard from people forgetting to take their old/ half used THC and CBD cartridges out of their bags....
You don't want to end up like women's basketball star Brittney Griner who was caught with THC vape cartridges at Sheremetyevo International Airport (Russia), and is facing up to 10 years in prison.
When in doubt check with the local laws and restrictions of that country. Make sure you aren't accidentally breaking the law. As in Brittney Griner's case, you will be held responsible regardless of whether you intentionally broke the law or if it was an accident.