TSA now permits FDA-approved epilepsy drug


The TSA will no longer prevent you from bringing federally legal CBD on your flight.

As of this week, certain cannabis products are now allowed on all US flights. The TSA has updated their cannabis policies to be more in line with changes to federal law that saw certain cannabis products legalized nationally.

“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,” reads the TSA’s new cannabis policy.

The TSA began work on updating their cannabis policy last year, when the FDA approved the cannabis-based anti-seizure medication Epidiolex.

“TSA was made aware of an FDA-approved drug that contains CBD oil for children who experience seizures from pediatric epilepsy,” a TSA spokesperson told Marijuana Moment. “To avoid confusion as to whether families can travel with this drug, TSA immediately updated TSA.gov once we became aware of the issue.”

TSA maintains that any cannabis product containing the intoxicating compound THC is still illegal and can’t be brought aboard an airplane. People trying to bring these products with them will be reported to the authorities.

How the agency plans to enforce the new policy is unclear, unless it intends to train agents to test CBD preparations for the presence of THC or maintain a list of approved items.

Source Marijuana Moment

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This article originally appeared here in https://www.weedworldmagazine.org/2019/05/29/tsa-now-permits-fda-approved-epilepsy-drug/

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