USPS Updates Policy for Mailing Hemp & CBD Products

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The United States Postal Service (USPS) recently issued an updated policy for mailing hemp and hemp-derived CBD products. The USPS says that to be in compliance, products made from industrial hemp may be mailed if it is grown according to the requirements of the 2014 Farm Bill, including that the THC concentration is not higher than 0.3%.

USPS says “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.”

Applicable records, including lab results and licenses, need to be kept for at least two years.

Additional information about this update from the USPS (see pages 4-5):

Postal Bulletin 22521