Medical Marijuana Laws and Guidelines for TSA

TSA Updates CBD Guidelines

Over Memorial Day weekend TSA updated its guidance on CBD. Stating products/medications that contain hemp-derived CBD or are approved by the FDA are legal as long as it is produced within the regulations defined by the law under the Agriculture Improvement Act 2018. These will be allowed in carry-on and checked luggage. Despite the policy change, TSA is discouraging passengers from attempting to board flights with non-FDA approved cannabis medications.

Medical marijuana is still not permitted by TSA since marijuana is still illegal on a federal level. This change came from the confusion that was surrounded by the FDA-approved pediatric epilepsy drug that contains CBD called Epidiolex.  Cannabis policies vary from airport to airport. Last year, LAX officially stated passengers, in accordance with Proposition 64, could fly out with 28.5 grams or less of cannabis flower.

After passage of the 2018 Farm Bill in December, further calls for clarity on federal cannabis and CBD laws have been increasing. A public hearing on CBD policy will be held by the FDA on Friday, May 31. As of now there is no limit on how much CBD can be added to food or drinks. An FDA review could change that.


TSA Updates Policy To Address Flying With Medical Marijuana

By: Ryan Grenoble May 28, 2019