TSA Will Now Allow Hemp-Derived CBD on Flights

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TSA Will Now Allow Hemp-Derived CBD on Flights

TSA announced that they will be allowing hemp-derived CBD products that have been approved by the FDA on flights per special instructions. Their website’s “What Can I Bring?” section has been updated with medical marijuana.

Marijuana and other cannabis-infused products that are not approved by the FDA will still remain illegal due to its schedule 1 classification with the federal government.

The FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., signed the Agriculture Improvement Act in 2018 officially approving the production and marketing of hemp.

“Among other things, this new law changes certain federal authorities relating to the production and marketing of hemp, defined as cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.), and derivatives of cannabis with extremely low (less than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis) concentrations of the psychoactive compound delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). These changes include removing hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, which means that it will no longer be an illegal substance under federal law.” — FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb M.D.

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