Can You Mail CBD?
Maybe you want to send CBD to a loved one or you’re going on a trip and you’d rather ship your cannabidiol rather than fly with it.
Even if it’s just curiosity, one of our most frequently asked questions is: Can you mail CBD?
The short answer is: probably
Every government organization has had to adapt to the new laws surrounding CBD. The acceptance of the compound found in this cannabis plant has created some grey areas and a whole lot of confusion at just about every city and state in America.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is no exception.
Starting early in 2019 the USPS started getting a lot of correspondence regarding the mailing of CBD and hemp-based products.
Lucky the Postal Service was proactive in explaining their policy of how to safely and legally ship CBD in the USA. Effective June 6th 2019 the USPS
is revised their policy called Publication 52. This provides new mailing standards for products derived from cannabis and industrial hemp.
What Does The Postal Service Have to Say About CBD?
You can see the USPS CBD shipping policy by clicking here
The Summary of the USPS CBD policy:
- You can only ship CBD products that are made from an individual or entity with a license to produce industrial hemp
- You are responsible for providing the documentation that the CBD was produced in this legal manner
- The CBD you are shipping must contain <0.3% THC
You’re not responsible for displaying this documentation at the time you’re mailing/shipping your CBD products. But if suspicion arises, they’ll expect you to produce some proof that your CBD has <0.3% THC. You’ll also need to show it was created in a legal manner.
If you’re buying from a reputable CBD brand, then you have nothing to worry about.
If you’re buying CBD from a gas station, you could run into some issues about finding a license number or a lab test
related: How to Read a CBD Lab Test
These countries have legalized CBD
- United Kingdom
- South Korea
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- Republic of Slovenia
- South Africa
- Virgin Islands
- New Zealand
These countries have strict laws against CBD
- United Arab Emirates
So, the bottom line is: If you purchased reputable CBD and can prove (although not likely necessary) that it contains legal amounts of THC, then you’re allowed to do so.
You can verify all of this information on the USPS website, just make sure you’re shipping to a destination that allows CBD, particularly with international shipping.
Can You Mail CBD? The FAQs
Yes, the same with USPS you have to abide by federal regulations. Your CBD has to contain <0.3%THC.
Yes you can, as long as CBD is legal in that country. If you’re mailing smaller amounts you won’t have to file a customs declaration either. If you’re shipping CBD products that you’ve sold you have to fill out customs forms. You must ensure that your THC amount is <0.2% as well
Yes. USPS made CBD legal to mail as of June 6 2019 as long as it contains <0.3% THC.