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Shipping CBD Oil: Where Can You Legally Ship CBD?

Aaron Cope, Apr 15 2021

The CBD oil market is exploding, with anticipated market growth of $13.4 billion by 2028. To ride this wave, you need to understand the regulations surrounding shipping CBD oil so that you don’t get slapped by the FDA, which can severely cripple your business.

Expanding into new markets as a CBD oil e-commerce enterprise can be daunting. Whether you’re expanding within the United States or internationally, CBD oil has strict shipping regulations. We’ll help you navigate shipping CBD oil legally to open new channels and grow your business.

 

Can You Mail CBD Oil Legally?

 

Yes, you can mail CBD oil legally within the United States. To be compliant and not have products confiscated, you’ll want to adhere to the rules and regulations of shipping CBD oil using The United States Postal Service (USPS) or private carriers.

 

The USPS will ship CBD oil

 

Using USPS to Ship CBD Oil Products

 

The USPS allows CBD oil products to be shipped as long as the product meets these requirements:

  • Contains less than 0.3% THC.
  • Derives from the hemp plant and not from cannabis.
  • Has a signed self-certification statement on the business’s letterhead that includes the text:
    • A laboratory report certifying the THC concentration of the CBD oil.
    • A statement identifying the CBD oil producer as a registered and licensed industrial hemp producer and clarifying that your business has authorization to market products with their CBD oil.
    • “I certify that all information furnished in this letter and supporting documents are accurate, truthful, and complete. I understand that anyone who furnishes false or misleading information or omits information relating to this certification may be subject to criminal and/or civil penalties, including fines or imprisonment.”

 

Using Private Couriers to Ship CBD Oil Products

If your business prefers to use a private courier such as UPS, FedEx, DHL, and Parcll, you can use these couriers to ship CBD oil products across the US as long as the products follow the Federal regulations that the product:

  • Contains less than 0.3% THC.
  • Derives from the hemp plant and not from cannabis.

 

To ensure you can ship to all 50 states, you’ll want to test your CBD oil vigilantly and monitor your suppliers’ quality. If your supplier fails to be compliant, this could jeopardize your ability to ship CBD oil across state lines.

 

Related Link: Ecommerce Shipping: How to Choose the Perfect Solution

 

How to Ship CBD Oil

You’ll want to follow these guidelines when shipping CBD oil:

  1. Verify that the CBD oil products pass Federal regulations.
  2. Include all necessary documentation required by the USPS, even if shipping by private courier, to ensure your product follows the guidelines and won’t be confiscated.
  3. Select a shipping box that can safely transport the CBD oil and secure the product inside with a packing product to prevent breakage.
  4. Arrange for your carrier to pick up the package for delivery.

 

CBD oil products must come from hemp and not cannabis.

 

Shipping CBD Oil Internationally

 

Shipping CBD oil overseas can be more challenging, depending on where you are shipping the product. While CBD oil is legal in several countries, it does have stricter regulations than the United States. To ship internationally, the CBD oil product must:

  • Contain less than 0.2% THC.
  • Derive from the hemp plant and not from cannabis.

 

Note: The THC content is 0.1% less than within the US.

 

And every country may have different regulations and rules. Depending on where you are shipping your CBD oil product, you’ll want to research these guidelines from the USPS Individual Country Listings to ensure you’re compliant.

 

Do you need help expanding into Europe? Contact Parcll to learn more about how they simplify last-mile delivery in Europe.

 

Related Link: A Guide to International Online Shipping

 

Countries that Have Banned CBD Oil Products:

  • Malaysia
  • Russia
  • United Arab Emirates

 

Countries that Allow CBD Oil Products:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belize
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Republic of Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • Virgin Islands

 

Because CBD oil laws and regulations are constantly changing, you’ll want to research each country you ship your products to make sure it is legal. An excellent example of changing regulations is Australia.

Until recently, Australia didn’t allow imports of CBD oil products without a license or permit. But recent amendments now allow CBD oil products to be imported as long as they follow their regulations where products must:

  • Contain less than 0.005% (50mg) THC.
  • Contain less than 0.0075% (75 mg) total CBD content.
  • Derive from the hemp plant and not from cannabis.

 

This is even more restrictive on THC potency and CBD oil potency when compared to other countries. So make sure your products meet the standards before you ship overseas.

And if you’re considering shipping internationally, you may want to research carriers that can help with last-mile delivery. Parcll is a leading business-to-consumer (B2C) cross-border shipping carrier that provides last-mile delivery service from the United States to Europe.

 

Ensure You’re Compliant Before Shipping CBD Oil Products 

 

You’ll be able to expand your business by offering CBD oil products throughout the US and internationally when you follow the shipping regulations. Do the necessary testing and monitor your suppliers to ensure your product is safe for your consumers and won’t be penalized by the FDA.

If you want to expand to Europe but need help providing last-mile delivery, you should consider using Parcll. A cross-border shipping leader, Parcll can easily integrate with your IT or Shopify site, making European expansion a cost-effective solution.

 

Want an easy-to-use, fast-shipping solution to open up your European market? Contact Parcll to learn how to leverage their high-quality global service.

 

Related Link: Guide to the Cheapest Way to Ship Internationally in 2021
 

 

 

 

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