Brittney Griner, an American professional basketball player, was seen heading through airport security with a small black luggage in one of her last public sightings, which was captured on CCTV.
She was arrested by Russian customs authorities on suspicion of possessing cannabis oil, according to a Russian news outlet.
The oil was found in cartridges for vape pens, which are often used to consume CBD, and nicotine according to reports. According to Russian officials, Griner was arrested in February, which means she has been in detention for a long time, possibly up to three weeks, according to some reports.
What are the rules for traveling with CBD?
You can fly within the United States with CBD products containing less than 0.3 percent THC. TSA standards, however, apply in that any liquids (oils, tinctures, and lotions) must be under 3 ounces. A CBD vape pen can be brought through airport security in your carry-on bag, but not in your checked luggage.
When going outside of the United States, the rules vary by country. CBD is prohibited in a few European nations, such as Iceland, Monaco, and Montenegro, as well as Asian countries like Cambodia and Vietnam. Some countries have stricter Cannabis laws and a few doesn't provide complete clarity. Although Lebanon approved medicinal marijuana in 2020 and CBD products are permitted in South Africa under specific conditions, other African and Middle Eastern countries have prohibited all cannabis products, including CBD.
In Russia, cannabis is illegal for recreational and medical purposes.
So, it's advisable to research about the country you are traveling to and their laws related to cannabis before travel. WH Farms Co. sends prayers to Brittney Griner & her family.