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CBD for Travel: Relax and Enjoy the Ride

Updated: Dec 30, 2021

We’ve reached the holiday homestretch, which means many of you will be traveling by plane, train, and automobile to attend festive gatherings. Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays! Still, travel anxiety is likely, due to departure delays, ETA stress, motion sickness, muscle soreness, digestive issues, fear of flying, or “family time” fatigue during a lengthy trip.


CBD helps alleviate the following travel-related conditions:

  • Anxiety

  • Jet lag

  • Sleep deprivation

  • Digestive discomfort

  • Body aches

  • Muscle and joint pain

  • Mood swings

You’re on your own for improving family time!

Which CBD Products are Best for Travel?

Now that you know how CBD products help you feel incredible, which ones should you take on your trip?

All of them. Honest. Here’s why:

CBD tinctures are the best stress-relieving solution for travel anxiety. Fear of turbulence and extended time with in-laws, anyone? When taken sublingually (under the tongue), cannabidiol absorbs immediately into the bloodstream, delivering calming results within 15 minutes that last for four or more hours.

CBD softgels with melatonin are the easy-to-swallow, pre-measured, encapsulated option to help you sleep in flight (or in car or train) or if you suffer from jet lag. Softgels take approximately 45 minutes to two hours to deliver soothing relief due to delayed CBD absorption during digestion. However, once the calm kicks in, you’ll be snoozing, not stressing.

CBD gummies are a convenient, pre-measured, cbdelicious way to relieve body aches and pains during long trips in a cramped car, plane, or train. Once consumed, yummy gummies are broken down through digestion and then metabolized in the liver. Cannabidiol absorption into the bloodstream takes approximately 45 minutes to two hours, but the powerful, sweet relief is worth the wait.

CBD topicals such as creams and salves are popular cannabidiol travel options since they are quickly absorbed into the skin to deliver almost-instant, long-lasting pain relief to localized areas. CBD topicals aren’t permeable enough to reach the bloodstream, regardless of how much you apply. Since no digestion is involved, you’ll feel reeeeeally good right away—no stiff or sore muscles from sitting so long.

Ready to pack your bags?

Be sure to bring plenty of CBD tinctures, softgels, gummies, and creams to keep you calm and pain-free for the duration of your trip.

Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp-derived cannabidiol with 0.3% THC or less is legal across America. What a relief. You can take your favorite cannabidiol products on domestic air, rail, water, and road trips.

However, there are some guidelines to consider when flying with CBD…

Can You Take CBD on a Flight?

Yes! You can take hemp-derived (not marijuana-derived) CBD on domestic flights. Cannabidiol derived from hemp is legal in all 50 states if it contains less than 0.3% THC. However, state laws differ on what type of CBD products are permitted, so be aware of restrictions wherever you’re headed so your precious cannabidiol (aka holiday relief) isn’t confiscated when you reach your final destination.

Remember: TSA guidelines still apply, meaning all carry-on liquids (CBD oils, tinctures, and creams) must be 3.4 ounces or less. If you want to bring more, pack it in your checked luggage.

What About Traveling with CBD on International Flights?

We know traveling with CBD on domestic flights is fine, but can you take cannabidiol when flying internationally?

That depends. When traveling outside the U.S., regulations regarding cannabidiol differ from country to country. Unfortunately, CBD is still illegal in many countries, so you’ll have to do a little research on the cannabis-related laws of the country you’re visiting. Inconvenient, but no big deal.

All set?

Happy holidays and safe travels to you!

Don’t forget to take your CBD!


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