Cannabidiol or what we call CBD oil has powerful medicinal properties that could help with different mental and physical conditions. Those who use Diamond CBD and CBD oil would be well aware of the many advantages that the compound holds for them, which is exactly why they use it on a regular basis.
As opposed to many modern medicines, especially painkillers, this natural compound is also non-addictive. It is also non-psychoactive, which means that it can provide pain relief without the “high” feeling.
This makes it all the more appealing to those who want to maintain a healthy lifestyle while also seeking relief from symptoms caused by arthritis, cancer, and a host of other pain-inducing diseases.
CBD is also used by those who suffer from depression and anxiety, which in large part is due to its relaxing and calming properties. With that, the advantages that it holds for those who care about their beauty cannot be missed either. It is widely known that the compound can help them soothe their body after strenuous workouts, while also providing relief from conditions such as acne.
All in all, CBD can help people with an array of issues to the point where it becomes an essential part of their daily routine. That is why, when it comes to traveling, those who have come to enjoy the many benefits of CBD are often worried about using it while they are away from home.
What are the Rules of Traveling With CBD?
From entertainment figures to athletes, and from older adults to pets, it seems that everyone is using CBD to help with a number of everyday issues. With hemp legalization being signed into law last year, it would have seemed at the time that you could carry products containing cannabidiol oil anywhere without any harm.
But that created a lot of confusion when a great-grandmother with arthritis was arrested at Disney World checkpoint in Orlando, Florida.
In April 2019, it was reported that a 69 year old woman was arrested at the Happiest Place on Earth for possessing what appeared to law enforcement officials as “illegal narcotics believed to be THC oil.”
Hester Jordan Burkhalter was visiting Disney World with her family after planning the trip for two years. Needless to say, the North Carolina resident could not have seen that she was going to be charged with the possession of Hashish in Florida, which is a felony.
After being released on bail for $2,000, Burkhalter described that she had been prescribed cannabidiol oil by her doctor for her arthritis. She mentioned that the compound helped her with the chronic pain that is associated with the condition.
While prosecutors eventually dropped charges, the livid grandmother did not take the incident lightly. It was reported in May that Burkhalter is suing Disney World and the Orange County Sherriff’s office, while the deputies maintain that the oil she possessed had tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabinoid found in marijuana that has psychoactive effects.
The incident was worrisome for those who depend on CBD for relief with their day to day conditions, but who still have to travel far from home for recreational or business purposes.
A Large Number of Travelers Rely on CBD
Incidentally, a couple of months before this incident happened, it was noted in the press how travelers started depending on CBD to help them with their day to day life – especially those with anxiety or panic disorder.
Once again, traveling with CBD had been considered safe at the time, due to how the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 effectively legalized hemp-derived CBD products. With that being said, it was understood that traveling with THC products or those that contained the psychoactive cannabinoid was quite risky to say the least.
While 11 states and Washington D.C. legalized marijuana for recreational use, possessing THC based products could be challenging if you were traveling out of those states. This held true even if those states were one of the 33 that legalized the use of medical marijuana.
At the time, it was also mentioned that despite hemp-products being considered legal, whenever the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened products that were derived from cannabis, they were reported to the law enforcement officials to be dealt accordingly with state law.
This made flying with CBD even more confusing. The passengers never knew what would happen while they were checking in for their flight, and if they would even be able to travel at all with their CBD products.
And the incident that happened in Florida only caused further confusion for those who wanted to travel with CBD.
Thankfully, the increasing discussion caused the TSA to look into the confusion and clear it up to a significant extent.
The TSA Quietly Revised Its Rules to Fly with CBD
Soon after the incident in Disney World, a discussion was sparked nationwide on the increasing usage of CBD, those who use it on a day to day basis, and how it is in no way a harmful substance to be treated with the stigma that often surrounds it.
With the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) having approved a CBD drug , the discussion only caught on to question the unjustified regulations on traveling with non-harmful or medicinal derivatives of cannabis.
As a consequence of these events, the TSA quietly revised its policy to accept hemp-derived cannabidiol oil as well as the FDA-approved CBD drug on flights.
This was a huge development for those who use CBD. It meant that they no longer had to wait in dread to see if their therapeutic, non-harmful, and completely safe alternative to harmful substances would be allowed on flights or not.
With that being said, the TSA did outline that any cannabidiol oil products which contain THC would not be allowed on flights.
What This Means for You and Your Travel Plans
This means that if you have cannabidiol oil that has any amounts of THC in it, then it would not be accepted on your flight.
If you want to use CBD products, then they need to be completely exclusionary of THC. Otherwise, the TSA can still direct you to law enforcement agents.
As for traveling by road to other states, research is key. If your own state allows you to hold CBD products without any issues, then it is not necessary that other states would do the same. Check for updated regulations that are pertinent to the location that you are traveling, and then carry your CBD products with you.
To be safe, you could use CBD products with no amount of THC in them, which would be allowed in most of those locations. But in order to avoid issues such as those that took place in Disney Land, make sure to do your research in the face of ever evolving laws. Regulations on cannabis are changing rapidly due to the society’s friendlier stance towards the substance, which is why it’s only prudent that you check for updated information.
And if you are only traveling city-to-city in your state where you are already using cannabidiol oil, then it would be safe to buy CBD oil and take it on the road with you. Restrictions on marijuana and CBD are mostly differential on state lines.
Regulations usually do not change in cities that are within the same state.
What to expect when your holiday is cancelled. A helpful guide
We all know how exciting planning a holiday is. From the moment we book time off work, we’re already counting down until we’re stepping off the plane and enjoying the sunshine. The anticipation and excitement is all part of the fun! Unless you’re an expert at last minute holidays, it can take a few months to ensure everything is in order and ready to go.
Being organised plays a huge factor in ensuring your holiday goes off without a hitch. Check out this website for a helpful infographic on what to do if your holiday is cancelled. From deciding what clothes to take, to remembering all your holiday essentials: your passport, boarding passes, getting all your travel money ready and arranging transfers to the airport, so you get there on time…going away on holiday isn’t as straightforward as we’d like it to be, is it?
But sometimes, no matter how organised you are things can go wrong. And when your holiday is cancelled out of the blue, not only has all that planning gone to waste, but now you’re burdened with stress, anxiety and frustration. Your first step is to ensure that you get your money back, so here you’ll find a helpful infographic of what to do if your holiday is cancelled.
Best Travel Destinations for 2020
Lonely Planet has this week released its list of best counties to travel in for next year. According to the company, these destinations represent not only amazing slices of cultural, historical and natural interest; they’re also interested in how sustainable the region’s tourist trade is, and what impact it has on the natural environment.
Let’s take a look at some of the high-ranking countries featuring on the list.
This landlocked nation in South Asia is among the world’s smallest, with a population of less than a million. It holds the distinction of being the world’s only carbon-negative economy, and is on course to become fully organic next year. One of the most notable government measures on this front concerns the tourist industry: those travelling to Bhutan must contribute a daily fee toward conservation efforts. Consequently, those that do manage to gain entry are allowed to wander through the Buddhist temples and pine forests in near isolation. It’s an unforgettable experience – for those who can afford it. To get the most from your visit to Bhutan, it’s worth going with an experienced tour operator like Jules Verne, who’ll ensure that you don’t miss a thing!
It might surprise many natives of the UK that England should reach second place. After all, we’re so familiar with the charms this country has to offer, that we often fail to be suitably impressed by them. The Lonely Planet roundup identifies Britain’s coastline as a major draw, with the opening of the compete England Coast Path in 2020 sure to be of interest to hikers from around the world. Once complete, it’ll be the world’s longest managed coastal path – so if you’re looking to take in the seaside, it’s probably the best way to do it.
Claiming third place in the list is a country which has undergone considerable change over the past few years. A dispute with neighbouring Greece was finally resolved in 2018, and Macedonia became known as ‘North Macedonia’.
What hasn’t changed is the tourist-friendly attractions and gastronomy on offer. In 2020, new routes to the tiny St. Paul the Apostle Airport on the shores of Lake Ohrid opened up, making it easier than ever to pay a visit to this tiny, beautiful slice of the Balkans. Experienced hikers will want to make this country just one stop on a longer trip across Europe. The High Scardus Trail was established more than two thousand years ago by Roman pioneers, and it offers stunning views across neighbouring Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia. The Slavic term ‘shara’, meaning colourful, is derived from ‘scardus’. The changing colour of the grasslands makes it obvious why this is the case!
Top 5 Things to See in Edinburgh over the Christmas Period
Edinburgh is among the most attractive and tourist-friendly cities in the UK. It offers an atmosphere that’s quite distinct from the rest of the country, with its combination of historic buildings, quality restaurants and gorgeous parks. The city is easily reachable from Glasgow and the rest of the UK, with trains travelling to Edinburgh on a regular basis.
If you’re paying a visit over the Christmas period, then you’ll also find a wealth of seasonal attractions competing for your attention. Let’s look at five of the best of them!
Traditional German markets have become a regular fixture in dozens of major cities across the UK. And there are few better than the one in Edinburgh, which has been running for more than two decades. You’ll find everything on sale, from delicious bratwurst to warming mulled wine. And there’s even a sixty-metre-tall ‘Star Flyer’ and an enormous ferris wheel, which afford you an incredible view over the city’s iconic skyline, including the nearby castle.
For the past few years, Christmas revellers have been able to indulge in outdoor ice skating over at St. Andrew Square. But this year, Essential Edinburgh (the body in charge of managing the city centre) have deemed the attraction too damaging. But you can still indulge in ice-skating in Edinburgh at Christmas time, thanks to the Murrayfield Ice rink, over on Riversdale Crescent.
What will be at St. Andrew Square, however, is the city’s annual nativity display. Since 2003, the same scene has been depicted. Tim Chalk’s iconic sculpture breaks a little bit from tradition, featuring just a handful of statures, and excluding many of the extended cast of angels, shepherds and wise men that typically dominate the nativity scene. If you’re in the area, you’ll definitely want to make a point of visiting!
If you need to finish your Christmas shopping before the big day itself rolls around, then Edinburgh is a fantastic place to do it. You’ll find plenty of suitable gifts at the aforementioned Christmas market. But if you’re after luxury brands and designer clothing, then it’s worth a trip to Multrees walk, where Louis Vuitton and Michael Kors have their stores.
University Carol Service
Every year, Edinburgh university puts on a carol service including a range of performers. The crowning jewel of the event is invariably the carol singers themselves, who’ll be running through a range of classics. The venue for the event is typically announced in early December, so be sure to keep an eye on the University for updates. The event is usually not ticketed, so if you want a seat, you’ll need to get there in good time.
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