Cannabidiol (CBD) can be a tremendous vacationing ally. Whether you want to take it to keep your wellness goals going, get some extra rest, or help yourself sleep faster in alien environments, CBD could be a great way to keep all of these in check.
However, legislation and transportation on CBD are not that clear. Specifically, you might want to take your cannabidiol-based products without knowing the traveling guidelines on the port you’re departing from and the regulations while on the ship.
In this article, you’ll find valuable information if you wish to go on a cruise and take your favorite CBD products, our recommendations, and what’s the general guidelines when traveling with hemp products.
Benefits of CBD for travel
You might be asking yourself, why would I want to travel with my CBD? Well, for many people taking CBD is part of their day-to-day wellness. From helping them soothe physical pain to managing nausea, CBD can be pretty useful when traveling.
Some of the potential benefits of taking CBD on your travel are:
- Boosting your relaxation - have you met people who are more stressed vacationing than actually relaxing? Well, some hemp-based drops could help you relax and ease your mind from other problems.
- Helping you sleep - sometimes, sleeping far from home can be challenging, so it might help to tone down weird noises or movements.
- Increasing appetite - who doesn’t love trying new food while traveling? Some users have said to feel their appetite increase after trying CBD.
- Helping with nausea symptoms - some users have reported feeling better after having a CBD gummy at sea, making the cruise experience a little smoother.
- Getting a clear head - life, in general, can be overwhelming, and sometimes you might feel a little foggy during your vacations. CBD could be of help for this as it promotes a calmer mind.
CBD has the potential to provide several benefits to travelers. While getting to know new places can be an adventure, staying stressed about external problems and factors shouldn't be a burden.
Can you travel to your cruise with CBD?
Yes, if you take a domestic flight to your cruise in the US, you can take most CBD products. Technically, all CBD products remain legal as long as they comply with the guidelines of the 2018 Farm Bill.
However, there are some technicalities to flying. As of 2019, CBD products approved by the FDA, like prescription medication or that have less than 0.3% THC, are allowed. You should be good to go if you meet these requirements.
It is also important to say that CBD oil falls into the same category that any liquids you take while flying. You can’t carry liquids in containers bigger than 3.4 ounces, and all of them should be stored in a transparent or visible bag no larger than one quart.
Other products, like CBD creams or supplements, can be stocked together with other medicines as long as you are flying domestic. Just make sure they comply with the 3-ounce rule from TSA.
Surprisingly, vapes can be passed through your carry-on luggage, just don’t put it in your checked baggage, and things should go smoothly.
With that said, make sure that you check the specific laws where you are traveling. Some states have different laws that regulate hemp, cannabis, and cannabinoids, like Hawaii, which has a complete ban on all hemp and cannabis products.
International flights are a no-go, as other countries have different legislation. Moreover, having CBD or other hemp products can cause severe punishment in other nations, so if you are traveling abroad, the best is to keep your cannabidiol products at home.
Can you bring CBD on a cruise?
This is where things get a little complicated. Strictly saying, CBD is legal at a federal level. With that said, many cruise lines are not CBD-friendly because the regulation differs depending on each state.
Some cruise lines like Carnival and Disney do not accept CBD. Other cruise lines with a similar policy are Azamara, Celebrity Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, and Norwegian.
While other brands like Royal Caribbean do not specifically mention cannabidiol or hemp products, they do not allow cannabis-derivative products.
So, in general, the situation is fuzzy. If you are taking CBD due to medical or general wellness purposes, you should be fine by taking the prescription to the boarding line.
We don’t recommend sneaking stuff into your voyage, but printing out the lab results and taking them while boarding can help take your products into the ship. Reddit users have mentioned that finding the state regulations and asking the cruise ship beforehand before going on your trip can also be helpful.
Can you bring CBD gummies on a cruise?
The bottom line is that it depends. You’re better off asking and double-checking with your cruise line beforehand if you can take them on your trip. While some cruise lines like the ones above are more strict on cannabis-derived products, hemp and hemp-based products are still legal at a federal level.
With that said, if you are still trying to get them on your trip, try to take a small dose that complies with TSA and double-check your product's ingredients and laboratory report.
Users on Reddit have sneaked some of their gummies with their medicine or in a sealed container, but we recommend triple checking with the TSA authorities at the port before doing this.
Last but not least, never try to hide your products and be prepared to be asked to dispose of them, in case regulations on your specific trip are harder than usual. At the very worst, we recommend taking one gummy before departing and try taking just a few gummies to your trip. That way you don’t have to dispose of the full jar.
What not to bring on a cruise
Okay, now that we’ve covered this, some products are not allowed on board, thanks to their nature. Depending on your cruise line’s policies, some vaping devices won’t be allowed on the ship.
CBD oil could also be a good idea as long as it is sealed, but have your lab report at hand in case you are asked to explain. Most of the time, security is not that heavy on more discreet products, just make sure everything is sealed up and compliant with TSA.
Now, let’s go with the don’ts. Do not try to sneak up CBD flower inside your cruise, as they are less discreet and can be confused with marijuana, which can be penalized heavily by enforcement. If vaping devices are not allowed, carts and disposables are also a no-go.
Finally, concentrates and similar products that need something to be smoked, which usually isn’t very discreet, are probably safer at home if you don’t want to lose them.
As the last recommendation, you can also try choosing broad spectrum or CBD isolate products with their corresponding lab-test results. This way, at least you have proof that the supplements or products you are taking have no THC.
Where to buy CBD for travel
If you are traveling, CBD could help ease the journey or give your trip that extra relaxing boost. If sleeping in new places is also a little scary, users have said that taking CBD at night helps them tone down some of the external stressors that mess with their sleep.
If you want something to help you sleep better, try our Sleep Drops. These drops combine our premium CBD with the highly sedative cannabinoid CBN to promote a night of deep, restorative sleep. These super discreet drops come in 30ml droppers that meet most regulations and can easily fit in your medicine bag.
For something on the lowkey side, our Premium CBD Gummies are the perfect way to help you relax and move through each day with no problem. These come in broad or full spectrum options and various delicious flavors. Each of these gummies contains 25mg of premium CBD.
For something more discreet, check out our Premium CBD Drops. You can also get these in broad or full spectrum formulas, five different flavors, and three different potency levels: 1000, 2000, and 3000mg of premium CBD per bottle. These also come in a 30ml dropper.
If you want a supplement that can give you an energy boost for the day, the FOCL Day supplement has the perfect blend of adaptogens and CBD. With organic lion’s mane, L-theanine, vitamin B6, rhodiola rosea, bacopa monnieri, and CBD, these capsules will help you stay active and stress-free through your vacay.
Lastly, it is always good to have something for topical pain relief at hand. Whether someone sprains an ankle or your joints get swollen up from walking all day, the FOCL Relief Cream could be a helpful ally.
This carefully formulated cream is perfect for helping those achy muscles after a day in the sun. With 500mg of our high-quality CBD formula, menthol, and soothing botanicals, you can use this cream to let yourself rest after a day of fun.