Shipping Hemp Samples

Shipping Hemp Samples

Recently the United States Post Office (“USPS”) issued an advisory on “Acceptance Criteria for Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil and Products Containing CBD.” Those criteria are as follows:

A business that wishes to ship those products must have:

  1. a license from its state’s Department of Agriculture to produce industrial hemp, according to USPS policy, and
  2. the THC concentration of any product mailed must not exceed 0.3 percent

What should be included in the sample package:

  1. Completed and signed Demeter Chain-of-Custody form for hemp, which includes USDA licensing/Research License #.
  2. The industrial hemp producer possesses a license issued by the Department of Agriculture, for the state where the Post Office/acceptance unit is located, which includes documentation identifying the producer by name.
  3. A signed self-certification statement included with the samples, subject to the False Statements Act (18 U.S.C. § 1001). Statements must be:
    • a. printed on the mailer’s own letterhead
      b. must be signed by the mailer and must include the text:
      c. “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 and imprisonment.”
  4. The industrial hemp, or products produced from industrial hemp, contains a delta-9 THC concentration of not more than 0.3% on a dry weight basis.
  5. a. Federal law prohibits the transfer of marijuana products through the U.S. mail system, DO NOT SHIP MARIJUANA OR MARIJUANA PRODUCTS TO US. By sending us this sample you are certifying that no marijuana is included in this shipment.