Can I take my CBD with me when I fly?
30 January 2020
To be on the safe side, at the moment, don’t. There can be serious consequences for bringing in banned or questionable substances into some countries. Legal CBD is new and in some countries there might still be rules in place which could potentially ruin your trip.
If you really want to take your CBD honey with you, be absolutely sure it is okay, even to the point of printing off correspondence with the customs office or speaking with them directly. Online research sometimes might not be enough. Use caution and take all steps necessary, or just leave it behind.
As for your carry-on luggage, it’s safe to assume that taking liquids on board the plane is going to be difficult, especially if they are over 100ml. This restriction has been in place for a long time now and if you’re a frequent flyer you will have come across this before. Once again, if you haven’t done your research, it’s not worth the risk. Airport staff on the UK side may be able to help with your enquiries, but also may be busy at peak times or find your query difficult.
All in all, travelling with CBD is currently a bit of a difficult process – but there are some exceptions. A few countries have legalised all marijuana and hemp based products, like the Netherlands, but it might still be worth making absolutely sure that any CBD you purchase here or in somewhere like Amsterdam is safe and legal to transport back and forth between the two. Customs laws are often unnecessarily complex and give long and strange reasons for why this may not be possible.
For the safety of our readers we have to say that it’s not worth the risks, and unless you have gone to an extreme length and contacted the right people to confirm that yes you can 100% take CBD with you abroad, it’s best to err on the side of caution until laws change worldwide.
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