Vaping is commonplace today, with millions of people embracing the convenience of having a disposable, elegant-looking pen that can be put into a pocket and taken out for a puff or two on the go. Due to this convenience and self-indulging experience, vaping pens have become so wildly popular among consumers of all ages.
CBD vaping also doesn’t lag behind, as the recent legal advancements have made hemp and its derivatives – CBD and other essential cannabinoids (except THC) – legal for manufacturing and inclusion in over-the-counter products. Now, anyone suffering from elevated stress, anxiety, insomnia, or chronic pain can buy a CBD vaping pen at a local dispensary and get instant relief.
Yet, using a vape in the comfort of your car, home, or office is one thing, and taking it with you on a trip is a completely different matter, especially if you plan to travel by air. There are specific restrictions regarding vaping device transportation, which you should know to avoid legal or technical trouble. Let’s find them out to learn where and how you can carry your strongest CBD vape disposable with you.
Why Is There So Much Fuss?
Everyone has heard about at least one airplane crash, which is always a massive tragedy with hundreds of victims. One of the common reasons for crashes may be an explosion in the luggage section; in the past years, several tragic crashes occurred this way because people carried carelessly stored explosives as their luggage. Thus, there have been many reforms in the air travel industry to protect all passengers and prevent accidental explosions on board a plane. One such measure is the ban on placing lithium batteries in luggage; if you carry a laptop or smartphone with you, it needs to be placed in carry-on luggage. The same goes for vaping pens, as they also contain lithium batteries with high explosion risks due to the changing pressure during an air flight.
Where Should the Vaping Pen Be Placed?
As we’ve just clarified, your vaping pens can be carried on board the plane but should be placed in your handbag. You will still not be allowed to use the vaping device during the flight. Still, it should be stored in the hand luggage, with the tank with vaping liquid separated from the battery to avoid leakage as a result of pressure changes during taking off and landing.
How Many Devices Are Allowed?
Overall, no set rule limits the number of vaping pens one can take with them on board the plane. Reasonability and common sense are usually expected on the part of travelers who typically won’t have more than 5-6 devices with them. However, if you are a heavy vaper and need the full range of vaping tools, please check the airlines’ guidance. There’s a general rule of limiting the number of vaping pens to 15-20 per person – though it’s hard to imagine one carrying so many vaping pens in a handbag.
Can Vaping Juice Be Transported by Plane?
Yes, you may transport the vaping liquid and even take an extra container of your beloved vaping juice on the plane, but a uniform 100ml rule applies to all liquid substances you can carry on board the plane with you. Thus, if you plan to take some perfume or other toiletry items with you, plan the volume of liquids accordingly. You won’t be allowed to have over 100ml of liquid per person in your hand luggage anyway.
Where Can I Bring My CBD Vaping Device?
Now, the most important question you need to clarify before taking all your vaping equipment with you. The 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp and CBD across the USA, and no problem will occur with a CBD vaping pen if you travel across the United States. Yet, you should keep in mind that this law has no international effect, and CBD remains illegal in many other countries. Thus, you can get into legal trouble if you arrive in a country with a rigid ban on all hemp-derived products and get caught with a CBD vaping device at customs.
Matters can get even worse if you use a CBD+THC vaping device; THC use is legal only in a couple of American states, and your vaping pen can land you in trouble, even during domestic travel. Therefore, it is essential to do your homework and study the laws of the destination to which you’re planning a trip. It’s better to stay on the safe side if you can’t find the necessary legal information and leave your vaping device at home; you can always buy a new one after arriving at the destination airport – if CBD is allowed in that place.
Vaping on the Go During Travel
Vaping pens are heavily marketed for their convenience of use and the general acceptability of smoking in public places. Generally, the public is positive about vaping devices in most locations, which is a much less bothering practice than smoking a stinky cigarette. However, people are still getting more cautious about exposure to smoke in public places, and the evidence about the health risks of vaping is accumulating nowadays. Thus, you shouldn’t expect full freedom of vaping at any place at the airport, let alone vaping during the flight. Like a regular smoker, you should look for a specially designated place with characteristic signs in the airport’s territory; all airports have smoking areas where vapers and usual smokers can indulge in their favorite routines.
Pressure Increases the Risk of Leakage
One more note of caution for those who think about taking all their vaping arsenal with them. If you know that CBD vaping devices can be bought at your destination, don’t bother carrying all your vaping tools. There are several considerable pressure fluctuations during air travel, and these changes in pressure often cause vaping devices to leak. Thus, you risk losing your vaping pens before you even land at the destination airport; leaked devices get permanently non-usable, and their application is hazardous for your health and physical safety (the battery can explode).
Travel and Vaping Are Not Best Friends
As you can see, travel with vaping pens comes with a set of limitations and nuances. You need to weigh all pros and cons before taking your disposable vaping pen on board the place, as this decision can cause your device’s damage or land you in legal trouble. Check all the details in advance and pick the safest option for your physical and mental comfort on travel.
The author of this article is Tia Moskalenko, a passionate CBD vaper and researcher of the CBD market. Tia is a full-time blogger at AskGrowers, working on consumer education and concerned with user awareness about safe, responsible cannabis consumption options. She presents informative, reader-friendly user guides, instructions, and tips to bring CBD closer to everyone considering the healing properties of this herbal compound.