Can You Send CBD in the Mail? USPS’s New Policy

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Can you send CBD in the mail? With December’s Farm Bill, and because we sell CBD all across the U.S., people ask us this question all the time.

And it’s an important question. So what’s the answer?

Can You Send CBD in the Mail?

In mid-June, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) unveiled a policy update regarding mailing CBD. It announced that, since hemp is no longer a federally controlled substance, hemp-derived CBD products are legal to mail under certain circumstances.

This decision comes after months of inquiries about what the regulations are regarding products derived from cannabis and industrial hemp.

And, despite recommendations that USPS be strict about it, the new policy actually makes access far easier. Since it makes it easier for us to serve you, that makes us very happy!


Here’s what you need to know, according to the new policy:

“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 2 years after the date of mailing.”

UPSP notes, “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.”

USPS also stated that, as more regulations come about, they will update the policy to conform to new laws.

So, can you send CBD in the mail? It has to be a legal product (we’ve covered that!). And to follow this new policy, we’re keeping all the necessary paperwork.