Cannabis legalisation is progressing quickly, so it is essential to learn how to navigate the current political landscape. Medical cannabis is ready for prescription in the U.K., and many CBD products are freely available.
Individuals who are just learning about the subject may still ask, “Is CBD legal?”
Yes, it is legal to purchase and consume CBD. Despite this fact, there is still a massive stigma surrounding hemp and cannabis use. This stigma can make it challenging to understand the rights you have when you travel with CBD.
Luckily, you can travel with CBD. CBD products do not contain THC, the intoxicating compound found in cannabis extracts and flowers. Without THC, CBD items will not get you high. Due to this non-psychoactive nature, CBD is exempt from the standard laws and restrictions that apply to cannabis.
All Herbal Health CBD items are lab-tested for quality and purity. Our results, which are determined by independent labs, display 0% THC content. According to the WHO (World Health Organisation) recommendations, products under 0.2% THC should be sold without restriction.
CBD Travel Recommendations
CBD products are legal and safe. However, uninformed individuals could still hassle you for carrying these hemp products. If an official discovers that you have a CBD hemp product, they may doubt that it does not contain THC. You will not be arrested for carrying CBD, but it is always helpful to be prepared.
CBD Travel Tips:
1. Carry a receipt.
If you can clearly show that the product was bought in a store or online, it will be easier to convince an official that your CBD item does not contain THC. No reputable CBD distributor will provide a receipt for a THC containing product.
2. Always be respectful to law enforcement.
Many officers simply do not know what CBD is or how to handle a hemp product. If they find a CBD item, they may not have received explicit instructions from their office on what to do in this circumstance. In this case, they may question you or claim that your knowledge of CBD is incorrect. Listen empathetically and do not argue while you explain yourself.
3. If an officer confiscates your CBD, be understanding.
In some instances, a law enforcement agent will choose to take the product in for testing. Understand that they are just trying to do their job. Allow them to take the product and accept that this is the worst that can happen.
Ideal Travel Methods ~ Taking the Train or Flying With CBD Oil UK
Traveling by train or car with CBD is very safe. You will rarely be bothered in these cases, and there are few circumstances where an officer will inspect your luggage, such as when traveling by train. That being said, if a person who does understand CBD discovers that you are carrying these products, be prepared with the facts, and a receipt if possible.
You may be interested in using CBD oil for flying anxiety, but we do not recommend getting onto an airplane with cannabidiol. Despite the factual CBD oil legality, there will be agents inspecting your luggage contents when flying, making it easier for them to discover your hemp product. If your CBD is identified, it could be confiscated, and you could be questioned further if there is a misunderstanding. This delay could lead to a missed flight, so it simply is not worth the inconvenience. Typically you can just buy a new batch of CBD upon landing at your new destination.
In general, we do not advise you to travel internationally with cannabidiol. Many countries have a friendly CBD legal status, but you never know how an enforcement agent could react to a CBD product when traveling somewhere that hasn’t made overt statements on the subject of hemp use. As we cannot predict how another nation will react in the case of a foreigner carrying a hemp product, we say it just isn’t worth the risk.
Know Your Rights
Hundreds of thousands of U.K. residents enjoy the benefits of CBD every day. This product is natural, non-toxic, and legal. Do not be afraid to travel with your natural supplements. Just know that you could be challenged infrequently, depending upon your mode of transport.
To learn more about CBD oil’s legal status in the U.K. and around the world, take a look at our educational resources. Browse our products, read up about CBD, and feel free to reach out to one of our expert customer service representatives if you have any more questions.