Picture this — you’re getting ready to go on a badly-needed vacation. Bags packed, tickets printed, and a friend arriving shortly to drop you off at the airport. But suddenly you think to yourself, “What about my delta 8, can it fly too?”
Here is what you need to know about bringing these cannabinoid products.
Legality of Delta 8 and Flying
The good news is that delta 8 is not considered a controlled substance under federal law. This means that it is legal to bring delta 8 onboard an airplane, as long as the states you enter and exit also allow delta 8.
For example, if you are flying from Florida to Ohio, it would be 100 percent legal to bring delta 8 products. That is because delta 8 is legal in both states. However, a state like North Dakota has banned delta 8, and therefore you would not be allowed to enter the state with delta 8 — regardless of transportation method.
The TSA specifically states on its website, “Marijuana and certain cannabis infused products, including some Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, remain illegal under federal law except for products that contain no more than 0.3 percent (delta 9) THC on a dry weight basis.”
Delta 8 is separate from delta 9 THC thanks to the Farm Bill of 2018. So while delta 9 remains tightly regulated, delta 8 is federally legal and widely available.
The easiest way to check the legal status of delta 8 in a state is to click HERE and explore 3Chi’s up-to-date registry.
Although delta 8 is technically legal, the laws surrounding cannabinoids are convoluted, even for people that work in the industry. This means that an average TSA employee likely can’t distinguish between delta 8, CBD and cannabis products, and any mention of “THC” will almost certainly raise some eyebrows.
The last thing you want to be doing is answering questions in a dimly lit TSA back-room, so it is best to come prepared to address concerns and provide proof of legality.
You should carry the following anytime you plan to fly with delta 8:
- A lab report of the product — This will prove that delta 8 contains zero illegal substances. 3Chi publishes lab reports on all hemp-derived delta 8 products and a QR linking directly to lab tests on their product packaging.
- A receipt or proof of purchase — Showing the source will help further legitimize the legal nature of the product.
- A helpful online link — If you bought your product online, the company site will likely have a disclaimer explaining how delta 8 operates and why it is federally legal.
Bringing the right types of products
Another thing to consider is the type of product itself. Some delta 8 products are simply travel better than others. For example, the TSA is already cautious when it comes to vape and battery-activated products, meaning vape cartridges with batteries are far more likely to get flagged.
By contrast, a bag of gummies looks totally innocuous in a suitcase. You can even transfer the gummies to a plastic baggie for an added level of anonymity. Again, the products are not illegal. But that doesn’t mean you want to be waving them in front of security as you move through. Put them somewhere discreet, and be ready to provide proof of legality should the situation arise.
More than likely, no one will say anything. But now you know that you won’t be risking any serious crimes should choose to bring some along.
Note: Regardless of legality, you are never permitted to vape on a plane under any circumstance. Keep that in mind, and save any puffs for after arrival.
Why Bring Delta 8?
Why do people fly with delta 8? Most who do regularly use delta 8 and report that it helps them with a wide range of common ailments. The effects are typically powerfully euphoric, with relaxing and soothing full-body sensations. In many ways, delta 8 is an ideal way to enhance the vacation or travel experience.
If you’re interested in shopping for delta 8 products, follow this link HERE to explore 3Chi’s full collection. 3Chi is the most popular delta 8 shop in the country.