- 1 Vacationing with your favorite CBDMEDIC™ products
- 2 Can You Bring CBDMEDIC Products on Your Flight?
- 3 Why Should You Bring CBDMEDIC Products With You?
- 4 The Legal Landscape of Hemp-derived Products
Vacationing with your favorite CBDMEDIC™ products
You are packing up your suitcase in preparation for the perfect summer vacation. Shirts, shorts, and other articles of clothing are placed neatly inside, and you begin to gather your toiletries and medications. You reach for your favorite CBDMEDIC products, but you stop.
“Is it legal to travel with CBD?” You ask yourself.
You’re not alone in this confusion. In short, the laws and regulations are constantly changing across the United States to keep up with the evolving medical landscape. As of now, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will permit products or medications that contain cannabidiol (CBD) in your carry-on or checked bag, thanks to a little confusion with the epilepsy medication, Epidiolex.
Here’s a little on the history behind the legal changes for medical cannabis and why the TSA has now revised their policy on flying with medications to (mostly) permit legal travel with CBD.
Can You Bring CBDMEDIC Products on Your Flight?
According to the TSA
“Marijuana and certain cannabis-infused products, including some Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, remain illegal under federal law except for products that contain no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis or that are approved by the FDA.”
So, the answer is yes!
Please keep in mind that the TSA does have restrictions on the volume of fluid products that can be carried on the plane with you. These are limited to 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) per item, and they must be placed in a one-quart clear zip-top bag. No more than one bag of this type is allowed per traveler. If your product is larger than that, you should place it in a checked bag. It is always best to keep any products containing CBD in their original package to avoid any questions. However, CBDMEDIC has a travel-friendly product for your everyday aches and pains.
Why Should You Bring CBDMEDIC Products With You?
Vacations are supposed to be about fun and new experiences, and you don’t want anything holding you back. By bringing your CBDMEDIC products with you, pain relief and effective skin care can be at your disposal.
Step up your summertime skincare routine
With an increase in temperature and higher chances of sun exposure, there is more of a risk for skin rashes or burns. It is always best to use a sunscreen product when you plan to be outdoors, especially when on the beach or water where the rays are far more reflective. In the event that you do get sunburn or have some other form of skin irritation, it is comforting to know you have a trusted product with you. The last thing you want to do is hunt for a skin care product that may or may not work.
Relieve your travel aches and pains
Studies have shown a relationship between heat and increased pain. So, if you plan to spend some time outdoors or even long hours cruched up on the plane, it’s good to know that you can take your naturally-derived topical cream or ointment with you to soothe your sore spots. But if your products contain CBD, you may want to get familiar with the rules and regulations regarding them.
About CBDMEDIC’s cannabinoid compounds
Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is just one form of cannabis with a complex chemical structure, containing over 100 active cannabinoid compounds.
Quality CBD products are typically classified as either full-spectrum, broad spectrum, or isolates. The three are different in that cannabis-derived isolates contain the CBD cannabinoid only, while full-spectrum and broad spectrum products contain other cannabinoids (e.g., CBG and CBN) as well as terpenes and other compounds. Full spectrum also contains the negligible trace amounts of THC. These forms of cannabis-derived products can now be sold legally in the United States as long as they contain less than a 0.3 percent (dry weight) tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the intoxicating compound in cannabis. This substance binds to the CB1 receptors in the brain’s reward system and is a chief factor in the ability of cannabis to produce feelings of euphoria. While some researchers believe that the combination of THC and CBD work together to provide health benefits, others are concerned about their exposure to THC, particularly if they are taking the product internally.
While CBDMEDIC products are topical medications that do not enter the bloodstream, the products still contain CBD broad spectrum only and ZERO THC. This means that you are getting a safe and legal CBD product that will not make you “high,” is non-addictive, and will not cause you to fail a THC drug test.
The Legal Landscape of Hemp-derived Products
The Farm Bill
Since 1990, cannabis has been classified as a Schedule I drug that has been illegal to grow, distribute, and use in the United States. Recently there have been changes to these regulations, prompted by the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill.
This bill removed Cannabis sativa L. from the Controlled Substances Act list as long as it contained less than 0.3 percent of dry weight, and expanded the previous bill (Farm Bill 2014), which allowed state agriculture departments and institutions of higher education to grow cannabis under a research pilot program as long as state law permitted it.
Because of this, many different pilot programs were established across the country to study for a variety of uses, including medical purposes. The success of these programs gave the agricultural community the leverage it needed to push for change.
FDA public hearings
Recently the FDA held a public hearing to gain more scientific information about products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds. At this hearing, over 100 speakers participated, and more than 1,000 people registered to join the discussion. The testimony was presented by representatives of academia, agriculture, public safety, and retail, as well as consumers, patients, and healthcare advocates and professionals.
Many of the speakers conveyed their personal opinion (or that of a group) on how the FDA should regulate this industry. Some of these speakers demanded strict oversight, while others lobbied for looser regulation. The FDA believes that the consumer needs to know that CBD products are safe to use, as well as the potential for side effects and drug interactions. Thus, they are working to streamline this endeavor.
Following the presentations by the various speakers, the FDA representatives asked specific questions about the production and use of CBD and encouraged all attendees to submit additional, detailed information (particularly data) through the official portal by July 2, 2019 — which has now been updated to July 16.
Take your CBD MEDIC products wherever you go
While the FDA is playing catch-up, the medical cannabis landscape is still a revolutionary achievement. For the first time in a long while, the sale, distribution, and use of topical cannabis-derived topical creams, lotions, oils, salves, and more have been approved in the United States. This means that they are now available through mail order and in retail stores with other over-the-counter pharmacy products. Many of these products are combined with other ingredients such as camphor and menthol to aid in pain relief.
You’ll inevitably want to travel with them. If you are considering traveling with CBD MEDIC products, be sure to get the travel-friendly products like pain stick for less mess or individualized packs of deep rub ointment for your post-flight stiff neck. You may also wish to put your foaming facial cleanser in a travel container in order to abide by TSA’s limitations on liquids.
Bottom line: You can keep your skin healthy and relieve your pain in order to enjoy your travels to the fullest!
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been approved by the FDA to diagnose, treat, prevent, cure, or mitigate any diseases or conditions. We use CBD in our products for cosmetic purposes only.