Taking CBD On Holiday? Read This First!
CBD is rightfully growing in popularity all over the world for its uses for a variety of factors and general wellness. It is no surprise that it is finding its way into people’s everyday lives and health regimes, so taking your CBD on holiday with you is a no-brainer, but you might want to read on to check you are not going to get yourself in trouble.
It’s easy to reach for your oils or gummies knowing you will be setting foot on a 300 tonne metal box with wings flying at 38000 feet (I know I will be), but you will need to be checking local laws before you do so!
We’ve attempted to cover off some of the key FAQs that customers have for us on travelling abroad with CBD. Both in terms of locations that allow it and do not allow it, and also some of our favourite CBD products to pack!
Let’s start with where definitely NOT to take CBD…
What countries should I NOT take CBD oils or other products to?
Some of the most common holiday destinations you should most definitely NOT take CBD with you is to countries from the Arab World most notably the UAE such as Dubai & Abu Dhabi. Much of South Asia should also be ruled out to take CBD, like Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. South Korea and Japan are also not advisable and the same can be said for taking cannabis products to the USA & Russia. It’s absolutely critical to check the local laws before you take any CBD products with you and never assume you can travel outside the EU with CBD oil or cannabis products without doing your due diligence. This is all regarding UK legal CBD so below the 0.2% THC limit. Thankfully everything for sale at www.associatedcbd.co.uk will of course be perfectly legal to consume!
Okay, so where can i take my CBD products I hear you cry?
You can fly from the United Kingdom to the European Union countries with the least hassle and fuss. Regular travel between the UK and the EU has resulted in almost friction-less travel and CBD oil is nothing new to the authorities which have more important things to worry about. If you are worried about going on your summer holidays then don't be, flying with CBD oil and associated products is not a problem as long as the products are UK legal. So this is of course great for many popular holiday destinations such as Spain, Portugal, Italy and the Canaries!
Can I carry CBD oils or gummies in my hand luggage?
Yes, you can take both CBD oils and gummies in your onboard hand luggage on a plane. As the majority of the items are 10ml to 30ml (or indeed sweets), this is not an issue as it does not break the 100ml liquid flying limit. However, we do think for the peace of mind, that the product would be better off sealed, ready to open and use at your end destination. If this is not possible as you wish to use in on the plane, then make sure it's in its plastic see-through bag anyway (to avoid spillage) and for easy inspection should it be required.
Can I bring CBD oil on a plane in the UK?
Yes, you can take CBD oils on a plane, both in the hand luggage for easy administration while flying and in the hold luggage if you're not intending to use it until you reach your destination after the flight concludes. If you're flying from UK based airports, then you can be sure CBD oils have been seen before and you will not be the first person to have or travel with them, if knowing that helps. Treat it as you would any food supplement you may take and travel with, but again, always check local laws before flying.
What CBD products are best to fly with?
One of our favourite CBD products to take onboard a plane are CBD gummies. We have a huge range here and our personal favourite are these tasty Gummy worms as they are not only hugely tasty with all the usual CBD benefits, but they are also quite chewy so are fantastic for take-off and landing to avoid the dreaded ear pain associated with altitude changes. If you want extra piece of mind you can also take them in a clear bag separately and then no one will know they are anything but normal sweets! (Not that you need to worry if you follow this guidance, but if it’s one less thing to stress about on holiday then why not!)
Quick reminder on CBD and it's safety
CBD is a natural and safe compound with many well-documented health benefits. According to a 2017 WHO’s report on cannabidiol, even doses as high as 1,500 mg CBD daily are well tolerated in humans. This is always good to know if like us, you can over indulge in a few too many gummies! There is also a growing page of information on the BBC now around CBD with links and videos so check that out too if you are looking for a bit more information!
Anyway, we hope that was useful, and if in doubt feel free to reach out to us on chat or email and we will always do our best to help : )