The use of cannabidiol (CBD) products is increasing because of its effectiveness in treating many of the common ailments like headaches, muscle and joint pains, inflammations etc. This is especially true after the US Farm Act of 2018, it legalised the cultivation of hemp plant strains that have less than or a maximum of 0.3% of THC. However, there are still doubts among consumers, as well as vendors regarding shipping CBD products, and it is important to understand both the state and federal laws about it. Read on to know more about CBD shipping rules and regulations in the US.
Shipping CBD Within US
According to the US Farm Act of 2018, federally it is legal to ship CBD in all the 50 states. However, the states also have an equal say in this matter; so, at the state level, it is illegal in some states. Hence, there is a discrepancy between both state and federal level CBD laws and this can be confusing especially when you buy CBD online. So, CBD entrepreneurs and vendors must familiarise themselves with both the laws and should keep a close watch on the regulations, as well as the changes in them.
Shipping CBD Oil Via Mail
You can ship CBD oil through private couriers like DHL, FedEx, as well as US postal services if it satisfies the Federal regulations. It must be made from hemp plant strain that has less than 0.3% of THC. Also, they must abide by the state CBD laws to which it is shipped. In most cases, they require a manufacturer’s license issued by the US Department of Agriculture and self-certification statement.
Considerations When Shipping CBD Oil
There are a few points that you must observe as a distributor or vendor when shipping CBD oil within the US and they are listed below.
- When shipping CBD oil within the US, you must comply with all the state and federal level regulations and CBD laws.
- You must strictly follow the guidelines of the private couriers like UPS, FedEx and DHL. These guidelines can be read in detail from their websites and there might be slight variations between them. But, the regulations and guidelines of US Postal Services (USPS) are different from that of private couriers.
- Manufacturers must strictly follow the packing and labeling regulations.
- If you are a distributor of CBD oil, then you need to ensure that it is from a producer who should also be the actual source of CBD oil. You must also ensure that they are growing the hemp plant and manufacturing the oil based on Federal guidelines.
These are some of the points that you should consider when shipping CBD oil within the US.