Delta-8 is a compound found in hemp and is known for its potential therapeutic benefits. As it’s legal in some states and countries, it is becoming increasingly popular. However, with the rise in its popularity, many people are wondering if it is allowed to bring Delta-8 on a plane.
The answer is not straightforward as the laws and regulations surrounding Delta-8 are still in the process of being defined, and they vary depending on the state or country.
In this article, we’ll take a look at the current laws and regulations surrounding Delta-8, and provide guidance on what you need to know before bringing it on a plane.
If you’re traveling with products containing delta-8 THC or any other cannabis substances, familiarizing yourself with the restrictions for these items is necessary.
The Quick Answer: You are permitted to bring items containing Delta-8 THC on a plane, both in your carry-on and checked luggage. However, keep in mind that certain requirements apply to these items. Your products should only contain 0.3 percent THC or less in order for you to get past the airport checkpoint.
Below, we’ve listed some of the important things to keep in mind for bringing Delta-8 products on domestic and international flights.
TSA rules for medical marijuana explained
If you try to look up Delta-8 THC on TSA’s website, you won’t see exact results. Delta-8 products fall under the travel regulations for medical marijuana. This means that the TSA has common rules when it comes to bringing Delta-8 or any other cannabinoids on a plane.
On TSA’s website, it is stated that “cannabis-infused products, including some cannabidiol (CBD) oil, remain illegal under federal law except for products that contain no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis or that are approved by FDA.”
If you’re bringing cannabis-infused products on your flight, make sure to comply with the rules set by the TSA. Otherwise, you’ll face penalties and fines. Not only that, TSA officers won’t allow you to get past the checkpoint if you have illegal items with you.
You may directly contact the TSA if you’ll be taking your Delta-8 products with you and you’re not sure whether these specific items are allowed or not. This way, you won’t have any worries upon arriving at the checkpoint, and you can proceed with your trip according to plan.
Reminder: don’t forget to check the rules of your airline
Some airlines don’t allow travelers to bring Delta-8 products on board. This is why reading the rules of your airline before the flight is necessary to make sure that your trip goes smoothly.
Can you fly with Delta-8 gummies?
Delta-8 gummies are the easiest type of Delta-8 product to take on a plane as gum does not fall within the TSA liquids rules.
You can pack Delta-8 gummies in either your carry-on or your checked bags.
Can you bring a Delta-8 pen on a plane?
You can bring a Delta-8 pen through airport security and onto a plane. The rules are the same as taking any of kind of vape pen so please read my article about taking vape on a plane for full details.
Can you bring Delta-8 vape on a plane?
You can bring Delta-8 vape through airport security and onto a plane. The rules are the same as taking any of kind of vape so please read my article about taking vape on a plane for full details.
How do you pack your Delta-8 items?
It is advisable that your Delta-8 products are commercially packed so that TSA officers can easily inspect their contents since the packaging contains the THC level of the items. If your items are opened, you can seal them and place them in a separate bag for inspection.
Can you bring Delta-8 products in your carry-on bag?
The good news is that TSA officers will allow you to bring your Delta-8 products in your carry-on luggage. In addition to complying with federal law, you have to make sure that your items meet the TSA regulations, especially if these are considered liquid.
According to the TSA, only 3.4 oz (or 100 ml) travel-sized containers are allowed in carry-on baggage. If your items go over the maximum amount allowed, TSA officers will ask you to place them in your checked luggage instead. You can check out our article about the TSA’s liquids rule to make sure that you completely understand it.
Can you travel with Delta-8 internationally?
While the United States allows travelers to bring cannabis-infused products on a plane, some countries don’t.
Familiarize yourself with the laws of the country you’re visiting before your flight. Check to see if cannabis-infused products are permitted within their borders. This is to ensure that you won’t have to pay fines or face penalties upon your arrival.
Are you allowed to consume or use Delta-8 on the flight?
The answer varies depending on what items you’re going to bring with you. For example, you may eat your Delta-8 gummies on board without a problem. After all, solid food items are generally allowed on the plane. The same thing applies to liquid items like tinctures.
However, for Delta-8 cartridges/vapes/pens, you are not permitted to use them during your flight.
Consequences of bringing illegal substances through the airport checkpoint
If illegal items are detected in your belongings, TSA officers may report them to the police. This is true if your luggage contains a large amount of illegal substances. Otherwise, TSA officers will simply confiscate and eliminate the items.
Got more questions? Ask the TSA on Twitter or Facebook
The TSA is open to answering questions from domestic or international travelers, so feel free to reach out to them for any clarifications regarding their rules. In fact, you can easily contact them via Twitter and Facebook Messenger.
If your medium of choice is Twitter, simply post your question together with the photo(s) of the item (if you have any) and tag @AskTSA. Make your tweet visible to the public so the TSA can see it.
Here’s an example of a user who asked if products containing delta-8 are allowed on a plane.
For follow-up questions, you can just reply directly to the TSA’s message. There’s no need to create another thread. They should see your 2nd question within a few minutes or a couple of hours.
Bringing Delta-8 products on a plane is not prohibited, but you should follow the TSA’s regulations for these items. TSA officers will permit you to get through the checkpoint if your products contain 0.3 percent THC or less. Otherwise, you’ll not be allowed to go on board, and you’ll be charged with penalties and fines.
If you’re traveling overseas, make sure to go over the rules of the country you’re visiting. Some countries are less restrictive when it comes to bringing Delta-8 products across their borders while some have stricter rules. Even if the country allows the use of cannabis, that doesn’t mean they will allow you to bring some to their borders.
I have been traveling around the world by air since the early 70s and living overseas too. I worked for British Airways for a number of years and I am also a private pilot. About Me