TSA updates 'medical marijuana' regulations to reflect FDA-approved drug containing cannabidiol

Share
TSA updates 'medical marijuana' regulations to reflect FDA-approved drug containing cannabidiol

The agency recently updated its guidance to passengers on what can be brought aboard aircraft, indicating that - subject to "special instructions" - there are forms of medical marijuana that can be brought on board or placed in checked luggage.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has updated its guidelines on flying with products containing hemp-derived CBD (or cannabidiol). In 2018, however, the Farm Bill, legalized hemp products, clearing the way for CBD lotions, pills, edibles and oil to hit the market.

The regulator has been under pressure to create a regulatory framework for CBD - which took a new urgency when Congress make hemp legal in December under the Farm Bill.

"Possession of marijuana and certain cannabis-infused products, including some Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, remain illegal under federal law", writes the TSA.

CBD was not legalized in the Farm Bill, but rather it was moved under the purview of the FDA, which immediately said companies can not add it to food or beverages.

"To avoid confusion as to whether families can travel with this drug, TSA immediately updated TSA.gov when we became aware of the issue", the agency said. Marijuana remains federally illegal, said the TSA. In June 2018, the FDA approved Epidolex, the first medication to contain "a purified drug substance derived from marijuana".

Possession of other forms of marijuana- and cannabis-infused products is illegal under federal law and the TSA's website notes its officers are required to report any suspected violations of law.

TSA maintains that any cannabis product containing the intoxicating compound THC is still illegal and can't be brought aboard an airplane.

Companies that manufacture and sell CBD products typically market them as a safe and natural way to combat anxiety, inflammation and insomnia.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Boots could be closing down hundreds of stores
In April , Walgreens said it would take "decisive steps" to reduce costs as part of a company-wide "significant restructuring". The chain saw profits plunge by more than 18% past year as the High Street crisis strengthened its grip.

Screen Protector For The Google Pixel 4 Already Available For Pre-Orders
Another online report also suggested that Google Pixel 4 will come with hardware support for multi-SIM functionality. JerryRigEverything has run the Pixel 3a through its strenuous durability tests and the results are surprising.

USA beat F’Eagles 2-0 in Poland
Soto ran onto the ball and slotted it past goalkeeper Olawale Oremade with the outside of his right foot from 6 yards. Soto then seemed to add a second in the 31st minute but Tim Weah was offside on the initial cross into the box.

Updated with Details and Mugshot: Terri Runnels Arrested for Concealed Weapon
She said that she forgot she had the gun on her when she went to the airport, according to the police report obtained by TMZ . Among her accolades, Terri is one of only four women to hold the WWE Hardcore Championship title, which she won in 2002.

US says NKorea program violates UN resolutions, after Trump tweet
Trump chimed in on Twitter to say that he was less concerned by the North Korean tests. Shortly after Bolton commented on the tests, U.S.

Ariana Grande postpones shows due to illness: 'Incredibly sick'
Gupta says: 'We think of food allergies happening in children, and they do, at a rate of about 1 in 13. She has a five-week long break before performing in Tampa and Orlando for the rescheduled dates.

White House wanted USS McCain 'hidden' from Trump
The Republicans nearly succeeded but, as he battled brain cancer, Mr McCain voted no - scuppering the party's bid to undo the act. Trump tweeted Thursday that he was not informed about the controversy surrounding the USS John S.

White Mississippi Campground Manager Pulls Gun on Black Couple Having Picnic
A MS campground manager is out of a job after reportedly pulling a gun on a black couple who were simply trying to have a picnic. The husband said they were on private property, but Richardson said they didn't know and didn't see any signs saying that .

Latest Dev Update Invokes a 'New Era for Bungie & Destiny 2'
The new season kicks off on June 4 with the Crown of Sorrows raid and a new 6-player matchmade activity called the Menagerie . Furthermore, owners of the Forsaken expansion will also be invited to explore the worlds of Destiny 2 in search of treasure.

Veteran actor and Kajol's mother Tanuja undergoes operation for diverticulitis
Tanuja was hospitalised on Tuesday evening and her actress daughter Kajol was spotted in and out of the premises all evening. An official informed IANS that the actress is doing well post surgery and is expected to be in hospital for a week.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.