Dallas Airport Police have confirmed that they will detain anyone with CBD oil –and then test all products for even “trace amounts of THC.” Worse, if any trace is found, they will arrest passengers and book them for possession of an illegal substance.
“One single, small amount of CBD oil that you thought was cool to take on a trip with you, could result in life-changing effects,” CBP Port Director Cleatus Hunt Jr. told KXAS.
Customs officers arrested a third person after a
drug-sniffing dog alerted on the individual’s backpack. Inside, officers found
a CBD vaporizer the traveler said he purchased at a CBD shop in Dallas. A field
test of the cartridge indicated the presence of THC.
The federal 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp and hemp
derivatives with THC levels at or below 0.3 percent; however, the field-testing
equipment law enforcement officers currently use is not capable of accurately
determining THC levels.
This means that potentially anything that even came into contact with THC could in theory, set off their testing, and result in an arrest.