"To avoid confusion as to whether families can travel with this drug, TSA immediately updated TSA.gov once we became aware of the issue", the agency said in a statement to NBC News.
The new regulations allow FDA-approved medical marijuana and products that contain hemp-derived CBD oil.More news: Osaka hangs tough at French Open; Williams, Djokovic win
The agency recently updated its guidance to passengers on what can be brought aboard aircraft, indicating that - subject to "special instructions" - there are forms of medical marijuana that can be brought on board or placed in checked luggage.
"Without that, a race to the bottom is inevitable as irreputable companies continue to pop up, and consumers face harm from products that contain unknown quantities of cannabinoids or products contaminated with pesticides or heavy metals", Epstein said. The TSA has updated their cannabis policies to be more in line with changes to federal law that saw certain cannabis products legalized nationally at the end of past year.
The TSA will no longer prevent you from bringing federally legal CBD on your flight. If they come across anything suspect, they refer it to law enforcement.More news: Jeremy Corbyn: Referendum on Brexit deal 'reasonable' if backed by MPs
The FDA approved Epidiolex, a cannabis-derived anti-seizure medication for children, prompting the change to the guidelines, according to a TSA spokesman. In June 2018, the FDA approved Epidolex, the first medication to contain "a purified drug substance derived from marijuana".
CBD-infused products such as lotions, capsules and oils are already widely available in major chain stores such as CVS and online.
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