Can you legally ship CBD in the U.S.A.? The short answer to this question is yes. Thanks to the Farm Bill Act of 2018, it is now completely legal to ship CBD oil to any and all of the 50 states! Ordering CBD online and having it shipped to your front door has never been more popular, especially in the present-day pandemic of 2020, contact-less delivery is in. Despite the recent federal changes that have enabled legal transport of CBD across America, there still remain some complexities. Seabedee has composed a list of Things to Know Before CBD Shipping is a Go:
1. POTENCY REGULATIONS MATTER.
According to federal regulations, it is necessary for the CBD product to have THC levels of 0.3% or less in order for it to be shipped legally in the U.S.A.
2. SOURCE MATTERS, TOO.
In order for the CBD oil to be legally shipped in the U.S.A., it must also be a CBD product that is derived from hemp, NOT from marijuana. Don’t know the difference? Refer to Seabedee’s blog post, Difference Between Hemp & Marijuana.
3. OVERSEAS SHIPPING, OVERSEE COMPLICATIONS.
Although it is legal to ship CBD products across the U.S.A., internationally the laws and regulations may differ. Make sure you research the legalities involved in shipping CBD overseas beforehand so you don’t run into any complications later. For example, CBD is banned in countries like Russia, Malaysia and The United Arab Emirates.
4. WHO YOU'RE SHIPPING WITH SHOULD BE CONSIDERED.
There are several mail services available to chose to ship with, but they may have different rules and regulations. USPS allows for shipping of CBD products that meet federal standards, however they have their own set of regulations to keep in mind. USPS regulations can be accessed here. Furthermore, private courier services like FedEx, DHL and UPS can also mail your CBD legally in the U.S.A., so long as federal regulations are adhered to.
5. PROPERLY PACK YOUR CBD PACKAGE
This may seem like a no-brainer, but just like any fragile thing sent in the mail, there must be care taken to ensure its safe delivery. Pick a shipping box that has the dimensions necessary to fit the CBD oil(s) snug and safely inside. It’s also a good idea to use packing peanuts, bubble wrap, newspaper or airbags to make sure the CBD products are protected and secured. Finally, Secure the boxes with packing tape and double check the shipping label.