The products contained on this website might look like marijuana, but they are actually legal industrial hemp products.
The 2018 Farm Bill establishes the legality of industrial hemp produced throughout the country. Congress provides the requisite definition for allowable amounts of THC. “Industrial Hemp means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis”. As such, any “industrial hemp” products are exempt from the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) and are perfectly legal to possess, use, and distribute.
An important legal distinction also appears in the first sentence of this bill, stating: “Notwithstanding the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (20 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.), chapter 81 of title 41, United States Code, or any other Federal law”. The term “notwithstanding” was widely used by the 114th Congress as a way to supersede previous laws that may apply, without going through the process of overturning them. This confirms that industrial hemp cannot be considered “marijuana” under the CSA.
NOTICE REGARDING SHIPMENT OF HEMP This package contains lawful hemp. It should not be detained.
The hemp contained in this package is compliant with federal law and the laws of the state in which it was cultivated. It has been tested for delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentrations. The laboratory’s certificate of analysis (COA) is enclosed. As you will see, the delta-9 THC concentrations do not exceed 0.3%, which is the limit set by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly known as the “2014 Farm Bill”) and the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (commonly known as the “2018 Farm Bill”).
Current federal law specifically authorizes interstate commerce in, and transportation of, hemp. Section 10114 of the 2018 Farm Bill states:
(a) Rule of construction. Nothing in this title or an amendment made by this title prohibits the interstate commerce of hemp (as defined in section 297A of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (as added by section 10113)) or hemp products.
(b) Transportation of hemp and hemp products. No State or Indian Tribe shall prohibit the transportation or shipment of hemp or hemp products produced in accordance with subtitle G of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (as added by section 10113) through the State or the territory of the Indian Tribe, as applicable.
This package conforms with the US Postal Service’s Postal Bulletin 22521, “Publication 52 Revision: New Mailability Policy for Cannabis and Hemp-Related Products”, issued on June 6, 2019, which states:
“Under Postal Service regulations, including Publication 52, part 212, mailers are responsible for their own compliance with all laws and regulations governing mailability. Following this revision, mailers will also be responsible for retaining documentation which shows that they are complying with all such laws. A mailer is not required to present the documentation at the time of mailing, but such documentation may be requested either at that time or on a later date if there is doubt about the item’s mailability or the addressee’s ability to legally receive it.”
Specifically, this package meets the criteria set forth in the Postal Bulletin. First, the mailer is compliant 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. Second, 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.
Based on the above and the enclosed documents we respectfully request that you deliver this package to the recipient without delay.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.