STATEWIDE – There is a new FDA-approved drug on the market to help children with epilepsy, and it’s allowed on commercial aircraft even though its derived from marijuana.
Shortly after the CBD oil called Epidiolex was approved by the Food and Drug Administration, TSA changed its cannabis policy to allow the medicine on airplanes.
“As a US FDA-approved schedule 5 medicine, Epidiolex is federally legal and can be transported across state boarders, just like any other prescription medicine,” said Stephen Schultz, spokesman for the drug maker GW Pharmaceuticals.
Lisa Farbstein, spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration, said in an email that the change was made “to avoid confusion as to whether families can travel with this drug.”
To find out more go to tsa.gov.