If you’re a real fan of CBD or THC vapes, there’s a good chance that you’d bring your vape pen and spare cartridges with you just about everywhere if you could. That’s partially to ensure that you’ll always be able to access your supply of your favorite herb, and it’s also because vape carts aren’t cheap. If you’re going on an expensive vacation, you may not want to spend a bunch of extra money on vape carts while you’re there if you already have some that you can just bring with you.

So, can you travel with CBD and THC carts? The answer is that flying with any cannabis product – even one that’s federally legal – is a bit of a gray area. You’re free to fly with your vape pen battery if you like, but you might want to leave your vape carts at home to avoid an unpleasant delay when you go through airport security.

If you want to travel with your CBD and THC carts anyway, this article will attempt to answer any questions you may have about it. We already covered how to make your travel easier this year, so in this post, we’ll explain how to pack your 510-thread battery and cartridges in accordance with air travel regulations, and we’ll also explain what the airlines themselves say about CBD and THC products. For more useful tips, we talked with the experts at drdabber.com. Read below to learn more.

Different Cannabinoids Have Different Legal Definitions in the United States

Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s discuss the fact that federal and state laws in the United States address different cannabinoids in different ways. Even if your state has legalized adult cannabis use, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you can take cannabis products everywhere or that all individual cannabinoids are legal in your state. Here’s a brief summary of the most popular cannabinoids and where they stand legally.

  • CBD: Federally legal as long as it’s derived from industrial hemp containing less than 0.3 percent Delta-9 THC. Also legal in most states.
  • Delta-8 THC and Delta-10 THC: Federally legal as long as it’s derived from industrial hemp containing less than 0.3 percent Delta-9 THC. Also legal in most states except those that have banned these cannabinoids specifically or have banned all forms of THC.
  • Delta-9 THC: Federally illegal. You should never travel with any Delta-9 THC product.

If you want to travel with Delta-8 or Delta-10 THC vape carts, it’s very important to remember that these cannabinoids aren’t permitted in all states. Although Delta-8 and Delta-10 were declared federally legal by an appeals court in 2022, some states have enacted laws banning those cannabinoids. Colorado – a state in which adult cannabis use is legal – is one of those states.

What Do Airlines and the TSA Say About CBD and THC Carts?

  • CBD: According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), you are free to travel with CBD providing that it’s a federally legal product. That means it must be derived from industrial hemp containing no more than 0.3 percent Delta-9 THC. In addition, the CBD product itself must contain no more than 0.3 percent Delta-9 THC.
  • Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC: Neither the TSA nor the major airlines have published anything about Delta-8 or Delta-10 on their websites.

The reason why traveling with CBD and THC carts is a bit of a gray area because security agents don’t actively check for cannabis during security screenings. They are required to report suspected illegal substances, though, so it’s best to ensure that your vape cartridges can’t be mistaken for illegal Delta-9 THC carts. 

Sometimes, a vape cart will actually come with a printed statement – either on the box or inside the package – confirming that the product is tested by a laboratory and confirmed to comply with all federal regulations. If a cartridge that you want to travel with comes with a statement to that effect, you should pack the statement with the cartridge.

How to Pack your Vape Pen and Carts when Traveling

If you’re going to travel with your vape pen and carts, you need to pack them in accordance with TSA regulations. We’ll describe those regulations here.

How to Pack Your Vape Pen

When it comes to traveling with your vape pen, it’s essential to prioritize safety and adhere to airline regulations. Remember, you should always pack your vape pen in your carry-on bag, as airlines strictly prohibit placing devices powered by lithium-ion batteries in checked luggage due to the potential fire risk associated with pressure changes in the plane’s luggage compartment at higher altitudes. To ensure a smooth and hassle-free journey, it’s a good idea to invest in reliable vape equipment from reputable shops like Vapo corner. This way, you can have confidence in the quality and safety of your vaping gear while on the go.

Many security agents will also allow you to carry a single vape pen in your pocket, but you cannot use or charge the device during your flight.

How to Pack Your Vape Carts

The procedure for packing vape carts for traveling is a little different than the procedure for packing a vape pen battery because CBD and THC carts contain liquid oil. If you want to bring vape carts in your carry-on bag, you need to place them in a sealed one-quart zip-top bag with all of the other liquid and gel items that you want to bring in your carry-on bag. When you go through the airport security checkpoint, you’ll need to remove the zip-top bag for inspection.

Alternatively, you’re also free to pack liquid items such as vape carts in your checked luggage. It’s still a good idea to seal the carts in a plastic bag, though, since it’s possible for vape carts to leak at high altitudes.

Vape Carts May Not Be Legal in Your Destination Country

The final thing to know about traveling with CBD and THC carts is that many other countries aren’t quite as liberal toward these products as the United States. In fact, the US is the only nation in the world with separate legal definitions for industrial hemp and marijuana. In all other countries, all forms of cannabis are treated exactly the same – although many countries have instituted carve-outs for THC-free CBD products. Unless you’re certain that CBD is allowed in your destination country – or the country has legalized all forms of cannabis for adult use – you should probably leave your vape carts at home.