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Can You Ship Hemp Products With UPS?


Photo by Daphne Fecheyr on Unsplash
Photo by Daphne Fecheyr on Unsplash

As hemp regulations rapidly change on both a state and federal level, it leaves many wondering how they can shop in the golden age of delivery. UPS, one of the largest shipping companies in the world, does allow for hemp to be shipped, but there are rules that need to be followed to remain compliant and not all hemp products can be shipped.


According to UPS, there are specific hemp products that are not allowed to be shipped. These include;

  • CBD/hemp liquid products intended for vaporization

  • Any shipment of hemp products from a location that sells cannabis.

  • CBD derived from marijuana

However, products made within the US network that are derived from hemp can be shipped so long as they are compliant with all state and federal laws. Pre-approved shippers can ship hemp plants (raw hemp) within the US network (for more information, please contact UPS). For retailers looking to ship hemp-derived products to their customers, it is advised to read through all of UPS's terms and conditions for information on restricted and prohibited items.

Shipping hemp-derived products can lean on the side of complexity when it comes to compliance. Understanding how to navigate through the red tape can help keep a brand (and shoppers) afloat in the face of change.


This article should not be taken as legal advice. Please consult a licensed attorney for legal guidance concerning legal cases surrounding shipping hemp-derived products.

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