Is CBD Legal to Ship in the United States?

    by John Reid / January 15, 2019

    Many Relief Scout visitors ask if it is legal to mail CBD in the United States. It’s a fair question and the answer recently changed, considering the new 2018 Agricultural Improvement Act (aka the 2018 Farm Bill or Hemp Farming Act) went into law on December 20th, 2018. If you read another article or blog saying it’s illegal, check the date on the post. You wouldn’t drink expired milk in the fridge, so why consume out of date information? The only thing worse than drinking spoiled milk is reading expired thoughts, right? But I digress... 

    So, is CBD Legal?

    Simply stated, YES. CBD derived from hemp is 100% legal in all 50 states. The 2018 Farm Bill by Congress was passed to a vote of 369-47 and signed to law by the President on December 20th thus removing hemp from the list of controlled substances. Now, the 2018 Agriculture Improvement Act (aka the 2018 Farm Bill or Hemp Farming Act) explicitly allows for the shipment of hemp-derived products across state lines as long as these items are produced in accordance with the law. Relief Scout only partners with vendors who abide by these laws in order to legally mail CBD to all 50 states. That means you can be certain you will receive your package in a legal and timely fashion. (Table stakes as far as we are concerned.)

    Can Relief Scout mail CBD to my front door?

    Having CBD shipped to your door should be no more concerning than a book, article of clothing, or electronics package because Relief Scout ships only hemp-derived CBD.The 2018 Hemp Farming Act made clear that CBD extracted from the hemp flower with no more than .3% THC is legal across state borders. Because Relief Scout partners with vendors who have completed and surpassed Relief Scout’s rigorous 5 part criteria, the CBD you receive is double and triple checked for quality and consistency. Not only is CBD sold by Relief Scout legal for shipment, it’s safe for your body. Relief Scout ships CBD with trace amounts of THC (the legal amount that is less than <.3% of THC) because the whole hemp plant (THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids) deliver a higher quality efficacy compared to CBD isolates. So, in addition, Relief Scout mails only the most effective hemp-based CBD to your door in a box filled with CBD and love*.

    So, who makes the rules about CBD?

    That’s a great question. It almost as if we are sharing one mind writing this blog together... In 1971 the U.S. Congress passed the Controlled Substances Act that made all hemp plants illegal for cultivation, use, and delivery. HempLawTimelineThe 2014 Farm Bill revised this just slightly by making hemp legal in some states based on state run programs. The 2018 Agricultural Improvement Act moves hemp to a single set of federal rules under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) about how hemp is grown. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be supervising and regulating what hemp products are sold and how they are marketed to U.S. consumers. Relief Scout supports and abides by the rules put forth by these regulatory bodies so that Relief Scouters (that’s you) have one less thing to worry about when CBD is safely shipped to your front door.

    What this all means…

    The era of hemp prohibition is over. Relief Scout is now diligently working and speaking out to remove long associated stigmas of hemp-derived CBD by understanding the science behind the compound and how it interacts with our bodily systems - the endocannabinoid system in particular. We are diligent in identifying where the hemp we sell and promote is sourced and how it gets extracted. That means from seed to sale, Relief Scout guarantees quality and safety in every product in our store that we ship. Unfortunately, we can’t do anything about the spoiled milk in the fridge.

    *Including love in our packages will not affect the weight or shipping cost associated with the delivery of Relief Scout products.  

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    John Reid

    John Reid

    John has over 13 years of experience in finance and consulting. John has joined the industry-wide mission to educate and introduce people to the value of this often misunderstood component of the hemp plant. When not working with the Relief Scout vendors, you can find John and his wife enjoying the great outdoors and surfing in San Francisco. And if you ever want to talk music, John is all ears.


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