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The Transportation Security Administration has updated the “What I Can” section of the online regulations to reflect news of an FDA-approved epilepsy medication with CBD oil.

“TSA will be notified of an FDA-approved drug contains CBD oil for children who suffer from seizures of pediatric epilepsy,” the organisation confirmed in a statement to Fox News. “To avoid confusion about whether the family can travel with this drug, TSA is updated immediately TSA.gov once we became aware of the problem.”

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The “medical marijuana” section of the guidelines now says: “the products/medications that contain hemp derived CBD or are approved by the FDA are legal as long as it is produced within the conditions determined by the law, under the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018.” Medications fitting of that description can be packed in both checked baggage and cabin baggage — albeit with special instructions.

“The possession of marijuana and some cannabis-infused products, including a number of Cannabidiol (CBD) oil products, will remain illegal under federal law,” the TSA added in the statement by e-mail to Fox News. “TSA agents are required to report suspected violations of the law, including the possession of marijuana and some cannabis-inspired products.

The Transportation Security Administration has updated the “What I Can” section of the online regulations to reflect news of an FDA-approved epilepsy medication with CBD oil.
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CBD oils, or cannabinoid oils that are mostly derived from the plant Cannabis sativa, often sold as relaxation or pain-relief supplements. Experts say that the levels of THC, the cannabinoid most recognized for giving marijuana its psychoactive properties – often found in commercially available products is too low to “high” in users, although studies on mice and rats have shown CBS oil is effective in the treatment of certain forms of inflammation.

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The FDA has also reported on the evidence of cannabinoids is effective in the treatment of rare forms of epilepsy. In June 2018 has been approved by the FDA Epidolex, the first medication to contain “a pure drug substance derived from marijuana.”

“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Epidiolex (cannabidiol) [CBD] oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome,” the FDA wrote in a press release on June 28, 2018.

The legality of the CBD oils with traces of THC currently varies from state to state.

The TSA will be briefing her officers on the new policy with respect to the FDA-approved drug.

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According to the TSA website, however, marijuana and other cannabis-infused products, including a number of CBD oils, remains illegal.

“Accordingly, TSA security officers do not search for marijuana or other illegal drugs, but if an illegal substance is discovered during the security screening, TSA will refer the matter to a law enforcement officer.”

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