In the spirit of sunny spring and summer getaways, we’re recalibrating our travel day essentials to focus on CBD products that help us navigate time zones, flying fears, problematic skin, and body fatigue. The recent passage of the 2018 Farm Bill allows the legal cultivation of hemp and has implications for the plant’s application in wellness, beauty, medicine, and beyond. It’s made space for massive research efforts and product development. But even though CBD products are readily available from cosmetics to supplements, have the rules of travel caught up with legislation?
As of this writing, the TSA website unambiguously advises that cannabidiol, or CBD, is not allowed in carry-on or checked bags. However, they make an point for traveler consideration: that while they are not searching for “The final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint.”
The issue is not so much the use or possession of the product, but the transport of cannabis-derived products. Note that if you’re driving across state lines it will be a similar situation.
Thankfully, that doesn’t tie your hands — beverages, chocolates, tinctures, and topical products can still be used safely from the ground, and timed to maximize benefits from pain relief to alleviating travel anxiety or preventing dehydrated skin. With some time, it could be that discreet, carry-safe packaging (3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters), especially when packed for potentially therapeutic benefits, may increasingly be treated as the everyday products we use them as, with fewer restrictions placed on them.
Below, a few of favorites to keep on hand for travel days, and why we love them:
Standard Dose Tincture
Our CBD isolate is in a coconut-based MCT carrier for improved absorption. Take your preferred dose sublingually or in your tea before departing home will give a well-timed delivery of CBD.
The Good Patch Be Calm Patch
This discreet organic hemp and menthol patch can be worn for up to 24 hours to relieve aching muscles and joints
Dr. Kerklaan Natural Skin Cream
Altitudes and air conditioning wreak havoc on your skin, so you can prep or treat problem areas with this nutritive, hypoallergenic cream that makes use of CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties
CBD Pain Reliever
Stress, climate change, and confined spaces can all trigger pain flares, and medicated salve can be used over wide areas or on targeted areas. We’ve had best results in tandem with stretching and massage of injured areas.
Vybes CBD Drink
Containing 15mg of hemp-derived CBD and no THC, this refreshing beverage pairs perfectly by the pool or as an anytime pick-me-up. It comes in five flavors and sparkling or still, and we still can’t pick a favorite.