TSA Now Permits Epilepsy Drug Containing Cannabis On Flights

Henrietta Brewer
May 31, 2019

The agency now allows fliers to place products and FDA-approved medications containing CBD in carry-on baggage and checked luggage.

But now this unregulated Wild West of sorts in the North American CBD industry, estimated to be worth $16 billion by 2025, could be coming to an end, as the US Food and Drug Administration will hold its first public hearing this Friday on how it should regulate cannabis and CBD. The hearing comes approximately five months after the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (more commonly known as the Farm Bill), went into effect and removed industrial hemp from the Schedule I prohibition under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) (industrial hemp means cannabis plants and derivatives that contain no more than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, on a dry weight basis).

"Possession of marijuana and certain cannabis-infused products, including some Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, remain illegal under federal law", writes the TSA.


In a recent article by Marijuana Moment, a TSA spokesperson discussed the policy change.

At the same time, CBD oils that have THC are still illegal under federal law, and as such, are not allowed on planes.

"TSA was made aware of an FDA-approved drug that contains CBD oil for children who experience seizures from pediatric epilepsy", the organization confirmed in a statement to Fox News.


The TSA will no longer prevent you from bringing federally legal CBD on your flight. The TSA said it "immediately updated" its written guidelines "once we became aware of the issue". "TSA officers are required to report any suspected violations of law, including possession of marijuana and certain cannabis-infused products".

The legality of CBD oils containing trace amounts of THC now varies from state to state.

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