The hemp must meet specific criteria to be legal. First, it must be grown by a licensed farmer. Second, the THC content must be less than 0.3%. Third, farmers and manufacturers must comply with all federal and state regulations.
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Therefore, this article focuses solely on shipping CBD derived from hemp only.
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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration also made a significant change. Namely, that CBD containing less than 0.1% THC was reduced to a Schedule 5 drug, meaning it has fewer sale restrictions than its earlier classification. The DEA still requires that these products are approved for use by the FDA.
To ship CBD with UPS, you must be able to identify where the raw materials grew, how they were processed, and how they were obtained (or who shipped the product to the supplier and how that supplier got it to the customer after the fact).
Now that you understand how complex shipping CBD can be, you need to determine how you will fulfill customer orders. If you don’t want to fulfill CBD products yourself, you can partner with a company that takes care of some of these challenges for you so that you can focus on your business — not packing boxes or shipping CBD.
You can outsource CBD shipping to a third-party logistics (3PL) company like ShipBob, a premiere fulfillment partner of BigCommerce. ShipBob works with CBD businesses to store their inventory, pack their orders, and ship their CBD products from their network of fulfillment centers across the United States.
If you can’t 100% prove that you have met all the prerequisite requirements above, you have a good chance of violating the terms and agreements of the approved carriers below.
Your CBD-containing products must be third-party tested to demonstrate the chemical makeup of the products you’re selling, including the THC content. Third-party testing may be a prerequisite for some of the above requirements.
You are a considered a “compliant” CBD business if you:
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