Delta-8 THC products (including Delta gummies) have federal legal status. That means you can buy them almost anywhere, but can you take them anywhere too? Whether you want to take your legal gummies with you on a trip or use it to ease your pre-flight nerves, you should check or verify if the airline rules and local laws (in your target destination) are in your favour.
In this guide, we’ll be looking at the possibility of travelling or flying with Delta-8 THC.
Is it possible to fly with Delta-8 THC (Delta gummies)?
Most of the time, yes! Even though it’s legal to fly with Delta-8, you’ll have to first confirm if Delta-8 is legal in your take-off location and your intended destination. In addition, you’ll also have to check your chosen airline rules to see if they have guidelines on storing Delta-8 THC for your flight.
Among all the different types of hemp-derived products, Delta gummies are the easiest type to take with you on a plane. With gummies, you can generally leave them in their original package and carry them on your carry-on or in your checked lugged. However, before taking them, check your airline to ensure that it’s safe to bring food and snacks on the plane.
Now you know it’s possible to fly with Delta-8 THC products. Let’s look at travelling with Delta-8 gummies or any other Delta-8 product locally (nationally) and internationally.
Flying locally in the US
At the federal level, Delta-8 THC products are legal, but that does not necessarily clarify the rules about travelling or flying with Delta-8 products. Although TSA (Transportation Security Administration) doesn’t address Delta-8 specifically, that doesn’t mean they aren’t looking for it.
Previously, the TSA rules banned all marijuana and cannabis-infused products, but that rule was updated in 2019 in response to the 2018 Farm Bill’s legalisation of hemp and hemp-derived products.
While there’s still a ban on marijuana and cannabis-infused products, the new or updated rule gives room (makes an exception) for products that do not contain more than 0.3% THC on a dry weight basis or products that the FDA has approved. This means that hemp products, such as isomers, cannabinoids, and other extracts that contain less than 0.3% of Delta-9-THC, are federally legal.
This new rule makes Delta-8 a legal hemp product, and nothing specifically stops you from taking it on a plane. Generally, TSA isn’t exactly concerned about sniffing cannabis products. However, suppose they find illicit substances while going through your bags. In that case, their policy is to hand them over to the appropriate law enforcement.
While it’s possible or okay to take Delta-8 products on a local flight, travelling internationally is a different story.
Many countries around the world, including the US, consider cannabis an illegal substance. Hence, some countries have strict or harsh penalties for the possession of cannabis. Unfortunately, most of these countries do not make exceptions or give room for hemp-derived products as well. Even in areas where cannabis is legal, there may still be penalties if the product you possess was purchased outside the local area.