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US Postal Service unveils new policy on mailing hemp-derived CBD products

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The US Postal Service confirmed in an expanded policy update last week that hemp products are legal to mail under certain circumstances because the crop is no longer a federally controlled substance.

In a guideline published in the agency’s Postal Bulletin, USPS said that it has “received numerous inquiries from commercial entities and individuals wishing to use the mail to transport cannabidiol (CBD) oil and various other products derived from the cannabis plant” since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized hemp.

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