April 20, 2022
Timothy Byars, Pacific College’s Director of medical cannabis programs, was recently cited by the travel magazine AFAR on the legality of traveling with CBD, both domestically and internationally, as well as its potential benefits. As a federal agency, the TSA permits CBD products with less than 0.3% THC in both checked and carry-on baggage, but CBD’s legality varies wildly from state to state–as well as from nation to nation. Even though Canada legalized cannabis in 2018, it’s still illegal to cross the border into the country by air or land with cannabis products of any kind.
As long as you’re sure you aren’t breaking any laws by carrying it, however, “the literature studying the effects of cannabis on anxiety is fairly robust,” says Timothy Byars. Over a hundred studies now show promising evidence that CBD may reduce anxiety, combat fatigue, and help with jet lag. Paradoxically, however, according to Byars it may also promote wakefulness at lower doses–so figure out your dosage before wrecking your trip with an even worse case of jet lag.