CBD Safety and WHO
The Expert Committee on Drug Dependence of the World Health Organization (WHO) recently held their 40th meeting in early 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. They recommended that preparations considered as pure cannabidiol CBD should not be scheduled within International Drug Control Conventions.
They based the above statement on the following observations made in their preliminary report:
- That there were no reported cases of abuse or dependence relating to pure CBD use.
- There have no known public health problems associated with the use of CBD.
- CBD has been found to be generally well tolerated by humans and animals with a good safety profile.
- They found that CBD does not induce physical dependence, cause psychoactive effects nor does it have abuse potential.
- The report pointed out the positive effects of CBD known so far, and mentioned Epidiolex, the only FDA approved CBD medication so far, which treats two rare forms of childhood epilepsy. Even though much research is still needed, they acknowledged that preliminary evidence shows that CBD could prove effective in treating Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, psychosis, Parkinson’s disease and other conditions.
Since many CBD oil users are active people with a stressful work life, they often ask many questions about travel and CBD products. Here are some of the most frequently asked:
Is it legal to travel with CBD oil or other CBD products across the U.S?
In the U.S it is legal to carry CBD oil that is derived from hemp across all state lines. Travelers should always check out for information about laws at their final destination in the U.S. as a precaution and should definitely ensure that there is no trace of THC in their oil. The best way to know this is to study the label closely.
Can CBD oil be taken on a plane?
As long as the CBD oil is hemp- derived, it can be taken on a plane, but TSA requirements state that the quantity cannot exceed 3.4 oz or 100 millimeters of liquid. The same applies for other CBD products such as tablets, balms, gummies and other non-liquid products; they should not be taken with if their THC ratio is higher than the 0.3% allowance as they will set off the scanner. Capsules might pose a problem when going through the scanner as the liquid within them could add up to more than the allowed quantity.
For those with a fear of flying or who get extremely anxious in the air, CBD hemp oil will help soothe them during their flight.
If there is a little liquid in a large bottle, it will not be allowed on board in accordance with the TSA requirements.
Can you be arrested if flying overseas with CBD oil?
Overseas travel might entail stopovers in countries that consider it an illegal substance and it’s something not worth getting in trouble for. If the final destination allows the use of CBD hemp-oil products then the traveler can purchase them there, or can mail them to their forwarding destination.
How to pack the liquid bottle you will be taking on board with you?
These will have to be placed in a separate bag and stored somewhere accessible. As you pass security you will have to remove it from your bag and place it in a bin on its own to run through the scanner. This is the standard procedure and you won’t want t hold up the line as you dig in your baggage to find it.