Today, May 27th The TSA approved cannabis containing epilepsy drug for flights! That’s awesome news for people who struggle and could not previously take this supplement with them.
Of course, there are “special Instructions” but hey – this is a big step. The new guidelines state that , products/medications that contain hemp-derived CBD or are approved by the FDA are legal as long as it is produced within the regulations defined by the law under the Agriculture Improvement Act 2018.
The TSA confirmed the updated rules to Marijuana Moment. They note that the possession of marijuana and certain cannabis-infused products remains illegal under federal law and that the agency was made aware of an FDA approved drug that contains CBD oil for children who experience seizures from pediatric epilepsy.
They acknowledge that CBD is legal at the federal level since the passage of the farm bill in December 2018 but only when it is extracted from hemp.
Apparently, in an effort to avoid confusion as to whether families can travel with this drug, Epidiolex, the TSA updated its TSA.gov site right away.
From the article it states – the TSA’s website notes that its security officers ” do not search for marijuana or other illegal drugs, but if any illegal substance is discovered during security screening, TSA will refer the matter to a law enforcement officer.”
Well folks, it’s a promising start in the right direction.