The transport safety administration will now allow a pediatric epileptic drug containing cannabis on airplanes according to the agency's guidelines.
Its guidelines now state that, subject to "special instructions" "" products / medicines containing hemp-derived CBD or approved by the FDA are lawful as long as it is produced within the rules laid down in the law of the law. According to the Agricultural Improvement Act 2018. "
TSA confirmed the updated marijuana rules and noted that" possession of marijuana and certain cannabis-infused products "remains illegal under federal law, but said the agency" was made aware of an FDA approved drug containing CBD oil for children experiencing seizures from pediatric epilepsy. "
Cannabidiol or CBD is the non-psychoactive component of marijuana. It has been legal at federal level since the transition from the farm bill in December, but only when it is extracted from hemp.
The particular anti-seizure medicine , Epidiolex, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration 1
TSA's website notes that its 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 case to a law enforcement officer. "