A road trip can be a liberating experience, but what about when you’re traveling with CBD? The open air blowing through your vehicle, the endless vistas beckoning you forward, and the spirit of discovery that fuels your journey – these are the hallmarks of travel done right.
But some trips are fraught with anxiety and doubt. Did you pack the right clothes? Will you get lost along the way? What dangers lurk around the next unknown corners of the world?
Exploration is a two-way street. It is whatever you want it to be, but the last thing you want to do is needlessly add to your worries by carrying products that could get your bags confiscated. Worse yet, some travel dilemmas tend to escalate along with stress levels. A heated situation could take a horrible left turn if the parties involved are road-weary and sleep-deprived.
Take a cue from the popular meme: keep calm and carry on. But before you go, make sure your CBD products are good to go!
Experiencing other cultures is a beautiful endeavor. The free exchange of ideas, languages, and history can open your mind as well as your heart, but when you cross borders, be sure not to cross the line.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) dictates what can and cannot accompany you on international flights. Cannabidiol (CBD) is featured on their extensive list of restricted and/or prohibited travel items. Their rules are strict, but it is important to read the fine print. They reference CBD oil as an illegal substance under federal law, but they go on to specify that products containing less than 0.3% THC are acceptable.
It just so happens that certain tinctures qualify for the under 0.3% THC club. These CBD Gummies also have no detectable levels of THC. While this means that you can technically travel with our products, it doesn’t necessarily ensure smooth sailing through the security line. Some TSA agents may question the contents of your CBD edibles. So, to be careful, make sure you have the proper packaging that displays the contents.
We also cannot vouch for the specific rules of the countries to which you are flying. Every nation has specific immigration and agricultural restrictions. Please know the rules before you travel. Your trip should be about making connections, not causing conflict.
DOMESTIC TRAVEL WITHIN THE UNITED STATES
We live in divided times. America is a patchwork quilt of different perspectives and behaviors. Sometimes, you can suffer the consequences of ignorance and strife, even if the law is on your side.
Take, for example, there’s this 71-year-old grandmother, Lena. Lena Bartula was traveling with CBD through Texas, and it was a small amount of CBD oil in her carry-on bag. Authorities at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport seized her luggage, arrested her for possession, and forced her to spend the night in the airport holding cell.
The nightmare continued when Ms. Bartula was transferred to the county jail, where she would spend another night incarcerated. Despite the fact that the woman used CBD to treat her aches and pains, the police were unsympathetic. They added to her bodily harm considerably by forcing her to sleep on the floor next to a toilet.
While this is a disgraceful chapter in the maddeningly inconsistent war on drugs, it is not uncommon. Dallas police have had a heyday arresting droves of individuals with minuscule amounts of CBD products, despite the fact that shops selling these products pepper the North Texas landscape surrounding the city.
So, how can you avoid what happened to Lena Bartula? Read on…
KNOW YOUR PRODUCTS, KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
The laws regarding cannabis are shifting, but attitudes may be slower to change. Take, for example, the 2018 Farm Bill. The text of the bill effectively decriminalizes hemp products. Hooray, right?
Not so fast.
Despite the fact that hemp was removed from the government’s list of Schedule I substances, it does not legalize cannabis. In fact, CBD remains on the Schedule I list, inexplicably and unfairly.
The FDA has actually approved the use of CBD to counter the effects of two extremely disruptive forms of epilepsy. Both Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome can now be treated with Epidiolex, a medication whose active ingredient is cannabidiol (CBD).
It begs the question: if the government openly acknowledges the health benefits of CBD, then why are they slow to decriminalize it? The answer may lie in the centuries-old misconception that all cannabis products get you “high.”
The truth could not be farther from the myth.
CBD products have experienced a renaissance in recent years. From a soothing Bath Bomb to a relaxing Night Cap, the intent of many CBD offerings is the polar opposite of psychotropics. Instead of inducing a high, these products bring you back down to earth.
In the spirit of relaxed rejuvenation, HUGS cares about your holistic human experience. We diligently test each line of CBD products using a 3rd party to ensure objectivity and professionalism. HUGS wants to verify the purity and consistency of our CBD so that we can provide you with a quality experience without worrying about the baggage that once accompanied cannabis usage.
To bring it back to the subject at hand, HUGS encourages you to travel with a sense of wonder and abandon! We would never provide you a tincture, for example, without carefully analyzing its composition and precisely documenting its chemical qualities. When we say our tincture contains less than 0.3% THC, we mean it. This is the HUGS guarantee, and it is the passport to peace of mind. Safe travels!