Although CBD is legal in Canada, in most States in the U.S., in Brazil, and many countries around the world, traveling with oil or products containing CBD can be a challenge and bring many questions to make it legal and safe.
The legality and other challenges may vary according to the company you are traveling with, quantities, age, and destination.
Canada, as an example, has different rules when it comes to consuming CBD products inside the country or bringing them across the border.
Traveling with CBD-derived products within Canada
Traveling with CBD oil or derived products is legal inside Canada, whether by plane, train, or another vehicle.
Before flying across provinces and territories, travelers need to check to ensure that they are allowed to land in your destination with CBD-derived products, as the minimum age requirement for each Province or territory and laws and jurisdictions may vary.
Traveling Internationally with CBD
Although CBD is legal in Canada for use, borders rules are different when it comes to cannabis and CBD products. It is important to remember that transporting cannabis across the border in any form – including any oils containing THC or cannabidiol (CBD) – without a permit or exemption authorized by Health Canada remains a serious criminal offense.
If you plan to leave Canada and travel abroad with your CBD product is critical to note that according to the Government of Canada, “it is illegal to take cannabis across the Canadian border, whether you are entering or leaving the country. This includes edible cannabis, cannabis topicals, and cannabis extracts, as well as products containing CBD. This applies to all countries, whether cannabis is legal there or not.”
Traveling with CBD to and in Brazil
Brazil already allows the medicinal use of CBD; however, some legislation requires medical prescriptions, health authorizations from regulatory agencies, and specific amounts of each cannabinoid for entry into the country.
When traveling through Brazil, the rule is simple. If the medicine is imported, it is recommended to carry your Import Authorization, which can be issued by the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa). It is important that you also bring your prescription if the authorities request it. They will check that your levels of Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the same as the products you are taking.
Traveling with CBD oil
Traveling with CBD requires you to adhere to strict guidelines. The CBD oil travel guidelines might differ from Provinces, countries, transportation companies, and government rules on the final destination. Failure to comply with the set CBD oil travel rules might result in penalties.
Here are some practical tips to help you have a stress-free trip with your CBD oil.
- Always carry the necessary documentation.
- Only carry the allowed dosage.
- Only purchase CBD oils with a THC content of below 0.3 percent.
- Carry the Certificate of Analysis of your product.
- Package your CBD oils according to the requirements.
- Understand the legislation of your destination.
- Check specific rules and regulations of the company you are traveling with (if applicable).
When traveling with CBD, being overly cautious is never a bad thing. Rules and regulations may change in the blink of an eye because CBD products are growing in popularity and consumption. However, it is always important to check and plan your travel according to your destination and transportation company (whether by plane, train, or bus) to avoid issues during your trip.
Knowing the rules around CBD and taking precautions could help your overall health and well-being while still being protected by the law.
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