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USPS Acceptance Guidelines – Sending CBD Products in the Mail

The United States Postal System has provided acceptance criteria for mailing CBD products in the mail.

These guidelines come after the 2018 Farm Bill, as well as Courtney Moran LL.M.’s recent victory with case KAB, LLC, in which the U.S. Postal Service cleared the way for the shipment of agricultural pilot program industrial hemp.

Issuing such guidance further clarifies the pathway for lawful shipment of hemp, specifically CBD.

Mailing CBD via USPS

Here is an excerpt from the Acceptance Criteria as quoted from the BMA (Business Mail Acceptance) Advisory: Acceptance of Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil and Products Containing CBD, of March 4, 2019.

“Any mailer who presents CBD oil or other CBD products derived from industrial hemp for mailing must demonstrate their mailing is compliant with the Agricultural Act of 2014 by providing the following documentation:

  1. A signed self-certification statement, subject to the False Statements Act (18 U.S.C. § 1001). Statements must be printed on the mailer’s own letterhead, must be signed by the mailer, and must include the text, “I certify that all information furnished in this letter and the supporting documents are accurate, truthful, and complete. I understand that anyone who furnishes false or misleading information or omits information relating to this certification may be subject to criminal and/or civil penalties, including fines and imprisonment.”

  2. The industrial hemp producer possesses a license issued by the Department of Agriculture, for the state where the Post Office/acceptance unit is located, which includes documentation identifying the producer by name and showing the mailer is authorized by the registered producer to market products manufactured by that producer.

  3. The industrial hemp, or products produced from industrial hemp, contains a delta-9 THC concentration of not more than 0.3% on a dry weight basis.”

If you need legal advice or counsel regarding lawfully shipping hemp or hemp-derived CBD in the mail, contact the EARTH Law LLC office for an appointment.

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