Cannabis Products being allowed by the TSA has always been a no-no as far as I’m aware. However, recently, TSA have amended their rules to allow cannabis products under certain circumstances.
“Possession of marijuana and certain cannabis infused products, including some Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, remain illegal under federal law. TSA officers are required to report any suspected violations of law, including possession of marijuana and certain cannabis infused products. 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. TSA’s screening procedures are focused on security and are designed to detect potential threats to aviation and passengers. Accordingly, TSA 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.” – https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/medical
What does this actually mean? From what I gather, this article is more or less aiming at a cannabis containing prescribed epilepsy drug, that’s been approved by the FDA. As well as CBD products.
This is the first step! Once the federal government finally gets in touch with the times and legalize medical marijuana, we will be able to safely travel with our medicine. Until then, be careful and intelligent about what you pack when going on a trip. Claiming no knowledge of a states laws, or the TSA’s / Governments, doesn’t help. You have to stay informed.
Here’s a great chart / map to help you know which states have what kind of legalization: https://www.governing.com/gov-data/safety-justice/state-marijuana-laws-map-medical-recreational.html