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Going on a trip and need to bring some delta 8 THC to help take the edge off? Or just want to bring some extra party favors to elevate a good time on your vacation? Well, you’ve probably asked yourself, “Can I take delta 8 onto a plane?” or “Will TSA flag me for carrying delta 8?”
Although delta 8 is federally legal, the answer might not be as simple as it seems. But there are some tips and tricks that can make your TSA experience easier and more streamlined to get to your final destination. Here’s everything you need to know before flying with delta 8 THC.
Disclaimer: We’re always staying on top of our game to stay informed on the latest delta 8 laws. However, delta-8 laws are subject to change at any time. Therefore, we recommend that you do your own research to verify the information you find in this article. This information is not intended to be used as legal advice or as a substitute for legal aid.
Is It Legal To Fly With Delta 8 THC
Yes! It is legal to fly with delta 8 THC. However, there are a few things we recommend checking out first.
Before purchasing a ticket and packing your bags for that dream getaway, you should always check with your local regulations and airline of choice to understand their policy on what you can bring onto a plane. This is true for products that aren’t delta 8, and you’ll be surprised with what items are considered illegal. For instance, everyday things like lithium batteries will get you flagged in those already long TSA lines.
However, where you’re traveling also plays a significant role in what items you can and cannot fill your carry-on luggage with. So you’ll definitely want to read up on the local regulations of your landing destination, whether traveling domestic or international.
Here’s what we know about flying in and outside of the country.
Flying Domestically In The U.S.
Delta 8 is a federally legal substance, but TSA doesn’t specify distinct rules about traveling with it. This is what they had to say:
“TSA’s screening procedures are focused on security and are designed to detect potential threats to aviation and passengers. Accordingly, TSA security officers do not search for marijuana or other illegal drugs…”
Meaning TSA isn’t explicitly looking for delta 8 products or any other hemp items but is more likely to flag you if you’re not carrying them safely or appropriately. Leaky oils, for example. Or vaporizers that may contain flammable batteries.
Delta 8 being hemp-derived with a THC content of less than 0.3 percent makes it compliant with the Farm Bill and TSA policy. But, of course, if your delta 8 products are flagged because your product(flower or prerolls) might resemble delta 9 THC or marijuana, you’ll most likely be subject to interrogation or a search.
It may be very handy to carry documentation of your purchase, whether it be a receipt or a QR code, to relevant lab results that reflect the legal THC content of your items. In a worst-case scenario, your hemp purchases may be confiscated, but it’s doubtful you’ll be arrested or prosecuted.
Can You Fly With Delta 8 Internationally?
Although you may be able to travel with Delta 8 on a local flight, flying across borders with any THC product is a whole different beast within itself.
Including the US, a majority of all countries worldwide consider cannabis to be an illegal substance—some countries even have incredibly harsh punishments from life in jail to even a death sentence. And unlike the U.S., most countries will not make an exception for hemp-derived products.
Tips For Flying With Delta 8 Products
Securely Package Your Products
Check up on the packing guidelines laid out by your local airport and airline. Any open containers that carry liquids like oils and concentrates should be taped to prevent leaking. You can do this by placing extra oils or vapes in a leakproof bag to protect your luggage from being ruined or leaking all over the airplane and TSA.
Do Not Vape In The Airport Or Airplane
This one should be a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how often this mistake is made. This offense is not jailable but can lead to a fine of up to $4000. In most cases, airlines won’t even permit charging a vape device while on the airplane.
Carry Documentation and Don’t Repackage
If possible, leave your products sealed and in their original box or container. Original packaging provides labels and helps communicate to TSA the contents of your purchase. In addition, most reputable brands will have QR codes on their packaging that lead back to their website, providing documentation such as lab results proving the legal THC content of your items.
Purchase Authentic and Legal Delta 8
Make sure to purchase from reputable sources to make sure the Delta 8 THC products are hemp-derived and are made in compliance with the federal standard for legal hemp products. Test results on reputable websites will prove this. (Delta Munchies products are always 100% compliant with the Farm Bill and are backed with full panel 3rd party lab results tested in a DEA certified lab.)
Pack According To Product
You typically don’t have to worry about things like gummies since they look so similar to everyday food items. But with Oils and Vapes that already stand out due to their liquid content, you must be aware of TSA policy and how to handle them.
Oils or any liquid product, in general, are subject to the rules that apply to all carry-on items. According to TSA, you’re allowed to carry one quart-sized bag that can carry individual containers holding up to 3.5oz of liquid or less. Taking anymore can lead to confiscation or discardment.
According to Delta Airlines policy: “Battery-powered electronic smoking devices, such as ‘e-cigarettes, e-cigs, e-cigars, e-pipes, e-hookahs, personal vaporizers, electronic nicotine delivery systems,’ can be brought as carry-on items only.”
That being said, you should try to pack only the amount of delta 8 THC necessary for your own personal use. This is because a TSA scan of an obscure amount of oil can lead to your items being seized and thrown away.
Do Not Pack Items That Resemble Marijuana
Even with the proper documentation or lab results, if you decide to bring a delta 8 prerolled joint or delta 8 flower onto your flight. You will most likely be flagged and interrogated. It’s best to leave items like that at home due to their close resemblance to marijuana.
Check Local Regulations:
Although you can travel through federal airports with delta 8 THC, you’ll need to consider the restrictions of delta 8 at your landing location. If local law enforcement at your arrival destination has banned delta 8, you may be subject to their regulations, leading to a fine or jail time in worst cases.
The following states have banned delta 8 THC as of March 2022:
It’s also important to note that delta 8 and delta 9/marijuana laws differ from each other. For instance, the recreational use of marijuana is legal in New York, but recreational use of delta 8 is not.
Plan For When You Arrive At Your Travel Destination
Now that you’re up to date with TSA hemp regulations, you should also plan ahead and understand how easy or hard it will be to travel with at your arrival destination.
For instance, some states or countries will allow the use of delta 8 but will not permit traveling it on public transportation. So you would need to make plans to use rideshare applications or car rentals in this case. And no matter where you are in the world, it’s important to remember that driving under the influence is illegal.
Despite the fact that delta 8 is federally legal with specific bans and travel regulations, traveling with delta 8 should be a breeze by taking these tips into action.
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