The holiday season is among us so everyone will be eager to take holiday trips to see family and friends. But flying has always been stressful, especially post covid. Wondering if you could bring your delta-8 for anxiety relief is definitely a question that needs answered. Good news is you may be able to fly across state lines using Delta-8 THC, as long as it’s legal in the country, state, and city of departure and arrival. Besides the region you must also be aware of the laws of the airline you’re using.
Similar to CBD, Delta 8 is an all-natural, hemp-derived product that can benefit your body and mind. Delta 8 THC provides a glimpse of what marijuana does without worrying about legal consequences. When flying, make sure you buy hemp-derived Delta-8 THC products, which contain 0.3% (or less) THC and are federally legal. Anything above this THC level, such as Delta 9, can be considered marijuana levels of THC and you might find yourself in trouble with authorities. It’s important to note that the TSA’s response to marijuana detections is the same for all states and all airports. Regardless of whether marijuana is legal, about to be legalized, or is medical marijuana.
In the United States, Delta 8 is not considered a controlled substance, instead they consider it a hemp product. Also, Delta 8 is federally legal which means you will not get in trouble with the federal government, instead, you will get in trouble at the state or city level if they consider it illegal. Delta 8 can be legal in your current state, but it may not be legal in your next destination.
Now that you know where you can bring your delta 8 legally, we can discuss the transportation of it when you are traveling by plane. The best approach is to bring your Delta 8 in its original packaging, so if it needs to be inspected, the label will be clear and the ingredients can be read by TSA agents for clarification. Delta 8 is fairly new and can be easily mistaken for Delta 9 and you may be subject to interrogation while the products undergo a lab analysis. That’s why it is important to buy delta 8 only from a reputable source (Like Centuries Harvest in Bradenton FL).
Unfortunately, unlike in the United States, many regions do not grant an exception for goods made from hemp. People found in possession of delta 8 THC, or any other cannabis-related goods face severe penalties in several nations across the world. Cannabis-related products means any form of it including hemp-derived products, CBD products, and even cannabis paraphernalia.
There are only four countries in the world where cannabis is fully legal and that is Canada, Uruguay, South Africa, and Georgia. Cannabis is legal in these countries, but Delta 8 can be considered a “synthetic cannabinoid” so the legality can be completely different. Japan and the European Union have a zero-tolerance policy on THC. So even a CBD tincture with less than 0.2% THC can lead to jail time.
In general, it is best practice to not travel internationally with Delta 8 to any country where Delta-8 hemp products are not explicitly legal.
Now that you are aware of where you can bring your Delta 8, the next question is storing your Delta 8 products in your luggage.
Gummies: Are you allowed to bring food in your airline? If so, you do not have to worry about bringing your Delta 8. Gummies, hard candy, and other food related products with Delta 8 can be taken on a plane, either in your carry on or checked bag. Please note that food items are sensitive to heat and can melt.
Vapes: Vaporizers are more difficult to travel with than edibles. A lot of airlines generally allow e-cigarettes that are battery-powered or electronic in your carry-on or personal bag. This is a requirement by the TSA for all vaping products. To prevent leaks from occurring, secure it in a hard case or in a pocket with a zipper away from weight. It is also important to mention that the department of transportation has banned the use of e-pens while flying. You will have to find a smoking area inside or outside of the terminal.
Liquid: If you bring Delta 8 oils or tinctures, it will be subject to the same regulations as other liquids when you take them on a carry on or personal. You are only allowed to bring a quart-size bag of liquids or 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters.
DO keep the original packaging rather than repacking it. This will help TSA easily identify the substance and differentiate it from Delta 9.
DO buy authentic, legal Delta 8 from a reputable source. Last thing you want to happen is get it tested by the TSA and the THC level is higher than what you thought.
DO arrive earlier than normal. We recommend that you arrive earlier in case you are stopped by the TSA. If you are stopped by the TSA, they will ask you questions. Answer the questions truthfully and respectfully. After questioning, they may test it for illegal substances. Because of these extra steps, we recommend leaving earlier in case you get stopped.
You can fly domestically with delta 8 to most states with no problem. You must verify if Delta 8 is legal in the state you are visiting, including any layover! Also, keep your products packed securely. If you happen to be visiting Tampa, St. Petersburg, or Bradenton FL this holiday, come visit Centuries Harvest! With knowledgeable staff members and high quality products, this excellent smoke shop is the perfect place to buy a present for a loved one or try something for yourself!