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Delta 8, a sought-after variant of THC, has become a new favorite among cannabis enthusiasts. Given its pleasurable effects and widespread availability, you may be tempted to take delta 8 THC wherever you go.

However, you might wonder: Is it possible to fly with delta 8? Is it permissible to bring delta 8 onto a plane? Can I travel with delta 8 gummies?

Elevate Holistics is here to discuss delta 8 on planes, review what delta 8 is, and summarize its legality.

So can you fly with delta 8 THC? Will Delta let you bring delta in your carry-on? Let’s find out.

Can You Fly With Delta 8 THC?

Whether it’s to ease flight anxiety or enjoy at your next destination, it is generally legal to fly domestically with federally legal hemp-derived delta 8 THC. You just have to watch out for state-specific laws, airline-specific regulations, and the contents of your delta 8 product.

Is delta-8 legal in the states I am traveling to and from?

Hemp-derived delta 8 containing 0.3% THC or less is federally legal. Unless a state has made specific laws to prohibit it (which many of them have), delta 8 doesn’t violate any federal laws. 

Is delta-8 legal in your state? Click here to learn more.

Has the airline specifically prohibited flying with delta-8?

TSA’s medical marijuana regulations don’t specifically discuss delta-8 THC, but they do mention that medical marijuana products are federally illegal except for “products that contain no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis or that are approved by FDA.” 

By that, TSA is referring to hemp-derived products made federally legal by the 2018 Farm Bill – which includes delta 8 THC. Since delta 8 THC doesn’t violate federal law, you should be in the clear with TSA to be flying with these products.

However, it’s still smart to check with the specific airline you are using.

Is my delta 8 product hemp-derived and federally legal, containing 0.3% THC or less?

If you purchased your delta 8 product from a credible retailer, your delta 8 product is likely legal. Double-check the ingredients to confirm that it contains 0.3% THC or less.

Steer clear from purchasing any cannabis product from an unreputable source, like a random gas station or sketchy website. Look for ingredients, COAs provided by third-party testing, and customer reviews if buying online.

Can You Fly With Delta 8 Gummies?

As long as your delta 8 gummies follow the three guidelines above, you can legally fly with them.

According to TSA’s food guidelines, passengers can bring solid food items like candy in a carry-on or checked bag.

Flying With Delta 8 Vape

If your delta 8 vape complies with the flight regulations and you adhere to the airline’s rules for storage during the journey, it is legally permissible to travel with it.

According to TSA’s vaping devices guidelines, electronic smoking devices are allowed only in carry-on baggage. So you cannot put vapes in your checked bag. 

TSA requires that you take “effective measures for preventing accidental activation of the heating element of the device” during the flight. This could include removing the battery or putting the vape in a protective case.

Can You Fly with a Delta 8 Tincture?

Depending on the container’s size, travelers can bring hemp-derived delta 8 tinctures on flights, either in their carry-on or checked luggage. 

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mandates that liquids in carry-ons must be in containers of 3.4 ounces or smaller. Containers larger than this must be in checked baggage.

How to Fly With Delta 8

On top of storing your delta 8 product properly, passengers should always:

  • Keep delta 8 products in their original packaging so that TSA can easily identify it
  • Bring your delta 8 product’s COA (certificate of analysis) so that TSA can confirm the contents of your product

What to Know About Traveling With CBD

What is Delta 8 THC?

If you plan on flying with delta 8, knowing what it is and its laws is essential. First off, what is delta 8 THC?

Delta 8 THC is a THC isomer, meaning it has the same chemical formula as delta-9 THC but with a different atomic structure.

Delta 8 is approximately two-thirds as potent as delta-9 THC. Studies suggest that delta-8 consumers experience relaxation, euphoria, pain relief, and reduced inflammation. Compared to delta-9 THC,delta-8 is less likely to cause anxiety or paranoia.

Is Delta 8 Legal?

Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp-derived delta 8 THC containing 0.3% THC or less is federally legal. However, on a state level, this could vary. Some states have implemented specific laws prohibiting delta 8.

Keep in mind: cannabis laws are constantly evolving, so it’s essential to conduct your own research before flying with delta 8 vape or any other delta 8 product.

Elevate Your Cannabis Life

So, can you fly with delta 8 THC? On domestic flights and in most cases, flying with delta 8 is totally legal. We’re on cloud nine about it, too. 

What if you want something more potent, like delta-9 THC? Are you ready to maximize the healing properties cannabis has to offer? Then, it’s time to get your medical marijuana card.

You’re in the right place. Elevate Holistics has helped over 70,000 happy patients (and counting) get their medical marijuana cards.

Our fully online, secure process virtually connects patients with certified doctors for medical cannabis approval. 

We make it simple, and you can complete it from the comfort of your home. Book an appointment today!

Get Your MMJ Card Right From Home

Elevate Holistics’ process is quick, affordable, and done entirely online. It’s never been so easy.

About the author

Ally Hilbert is the Content and SEO Manager here at Elevate Holistics, working to publish and run Elevate’s blogs and landing pages, as well as conduct keyword research, competitor analysis, and more. After having brain surgery at the age of 17, Ally became fascinated with medical cannabis and its benefits, and, at 18, had her first CBD-related piece published. Today, she’s been writing about cannabis for the past six years, and simply can’t think of a better company to get to do it for. When she’s not writing or editing, Ally’s side-by-side with her pup Sadie in Seattle.
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