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Updated USPS Policy on Hemp and Cannabis-Derived Compounds

Via USPS Website

On June 6th, 2019, the USPS revised its policy for the mailing of hemp and hemp-based products. There is now finally a guideline to mailing CBD! This should now make it easier to distribute products with cannabis-derived compounds throughout the entire United States. This is great news. These constant reassuring steps are going to allow for a feeling of safety when ordering CBD products. No longer will you have to be concerned if you are stepping on a grey line of the law when ordering these products online.



Policy Guidelines

The guidelines for the new policy are all available over at the USPS website, but I’ll hit the main points here. Seeing as the hemp crop is no longer a federally controlled substance, circulation should be no issue. In fact, this policy even describes that states can begin making their own policies on their regulation on distribution of hemp related products. So expect big changes. The new policy states:

“Hemp and hemp-based products, including cannabidiol (CBD)with the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of such hemp (or its derivatives) not exceeding a 0.3 percent limit are permitted to be mailed only when:

  1. The mailer complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws (such as the Agricultural Act of 2014 and the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018) pertaining to hemp production, processing, distribution, and sales; and
  2. The mailer retains records establishing compliance with such laws, including laboratory test results, licenses, or compliance reports, for no less than 2 years after the date of mailing.”

There are some specific documentation that mailers require now just in a matter in which the item that is being mailed is questionable in according to the new set rules regarding. If there was any doubt from the USPS on these matters then they would contact the origin of the product and require said documentation to prove they are following this new policy correctly.

“mailers are responsible for their own compliance with all laws and regulations governing mailability. Following this revision, mailers will also be responsible for retaining documentation which shows that they are complying with all such laws. A mailer is not required to present the documentation at the time of mailing, but such documentation may be requested either at that time or on a later date if there is doubt about the item’s mailability or the addressee’s ability to legally receive it. This process is consistent with existing regulations governing questions about mailability of restricted matter.”


“With this revision, the Postal Service intends to provide mailing standards that sufficiently address the current environment with regard to the domestic commercial transportation of cannabis-based products as well as those changes anticipated from the full implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill,” 


Great news for the CBD business indeed. This update in policy will give people the relief that they know they can get these products without violating any mailing laws of the USPS. If you’re looking to try out some new CBD, check out the CBDipedia superstore available here. Phenomenal products including CBD Concentrates and Edibles that stay within the policies that have been laid out by the USPS.