USPS Now Shipping Hemp Products to Your Door
Looking for ways to receive hemp by mail? The good news is that as of June 6th, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is now a contender, providing new mailing guidelines for hemp and hemp-based products. Now you can buy hemp oil online from Heirloom Hemp Co., and have it delivered to your door.
Receive Hemp by Mail Legally with USPS
The new policy bulletin, “Publication 52 Revision: New Mailability Policy for Cannabis and Hemp-Related Products,” shares the recent changes to the USPS mailing policy that have made since the 2018 Farm Bill was passed and explains the requirements for mailing hemp and hemp-based products.
The policy reads:
“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:
- 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
- The mailer retains records establishing compliance with such laws, including laboratory test results, licenses, or compliance reports, for no less than two years after the date of mailing.”
The new USPS guidelines explain that all hemp and hemp-based products must be produced in accordance with state and federal laws in order to be shipped. Also, the person or company mailing the product is responsible for their own legal obligations. In correspondence with federal law, hemp and CBD products may not be shipped if they exceed a 0.3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) level.
A Hemp Industry Win
Despite the fact that there are still mailing restrictions in place, this is a significant win for the cannabis industry. In fact, this new USPS update is less restrictive than advocates from the U.S. Hemp Roundtable initially recommended.
In that recommendation letter to Louis J. DiRienzo, the Assistant Inspector in Charge at the United States Postal Inspection Service, it was suggested that hemp products should be allowed to be mailed via USPS. It also stated that the person or company mailing the product should provide evidence that the product meets federal requirements in the form of a “signed self-certification statement”. The letter also requested that the person mailing the product provide proof of any tests performed.
According to the less-restrictive USPS policy, “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.”
How USPS Policy Affects Customers
The ability to receive CBD and hemp products via mail decreases a significant amount of the distribution issues faced by the industry. State and federal guidelines still vary widely regarding CBD and hemp products and, as of the date of this publication, other major shipping services, including DHL and FedEx still refuse to ship hemp.
The new USPS policy should make it easier and much more convenient for customers to receive hemp by mail all across the country. In fact, it seems to point to good times ahead for those seeking health and wellness.
Keep in mind that ultimately, it’s up to the person mailing the product to know the legality of the product they are providing. Some things to consider include:
- the amount of THC in the product
- where the product comes from
- whether the product is federally compliant
If you are dealing with a reputable company, they’ll take care of all of the details.
The Best Hemp in Maine
It’s true — Heirloom Hemp Co. manufactures the best hemp in Maine. But you don’t have to live near Portland to enjoy our consciously cultivated and sun-grown hemp products. Now you can buy hemp oil online directly from the source and rest easy knowing you’ve made the cleanest choice for your body.
Shop the Heirloom Hemp Co. online store today and receive free shipping on any order over $100. After all, you deserve the best, and at HHC, we aim to please.