• USPS Acceptance Guidelines – Sending CBD Products in the Mail

    The United States Postal System has provided acceptance criteria for mailing CBD products in the mail. These guidelines come after the 2018 Farm Bill, as well as Courtney Moran LL.M.’s recent victory with case KAB, LLC, in which the U.S. Postal Service cleared the way for the shipment of agricultural pilot program industrial hemp. Issuing such guidance further clarifies the pathway for lawful shipment of hemp, specifically CBD. Mailing CBD via USPS Here is an excerpt from the Acceptance Criteria as quoted from the BMA (Business Mail Acceptance) Advisory: Acceptance of Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil and Products Containing CBD, of March 4, 2019. “Any mailer who presents CBD oil or other…

  • The End of Hemp Prohibition!

    The 45th President signed it into law the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 federal Farm Bill) marking the end of hemp prohibition! The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, passed the U.S. Senate on December 11 with a vote of 87-13 and the U.S. House of Representatives on December 12 with a vote of 369-47, and was signed into law on December 20, 2018. The new federal law took effect on January 1, 2019. Over the past two years, AGHS worked pro-bono on the Hemp Farming Act of 2018,with the offices of Senator Ron Wyden, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Rand Paul and Senator Jeff Merkley, the full language…

  • Judicial Precedent Set for Shipment of Viable Hemp Seed, RNF, LLC v. USPS

    Just a few weeks after the landmark decision was issued in KaB, LLC v USPS, MLB 18-39 (2018) Courtney N. Moran, LL.M., achieved another victory before the United State Postal Service Administrative Court with a holding by Chief Administrative Law Judge James G. Gilbert, affirming the legality of mailing viable hemp seeds between pilot programs via USPS.

  • Agricultural Pilot Program Hemp Mailable via USPS

    KaB, LLC v USPS, MLB 18-39 For first time in history the Judicial Officer and the Federal Court for the U.S. Postal Service has cleared the way for the shipment of agricultural pilot program industrial hemp, specifically CBD derived from pilot program industrial hemp, through the U.S. Postal Service. The Issue In KaB, LLC v. USPS, MLB 18-39 (2018), the Postal Service seized a package of agricultural pilot program hemp derived CBD isolate shipped by KaB, LLC, a Colorado Department of Agricultural Pilot Program Registrant. The Postal Service detained the parcel based on “the parcel emitting an odor of a controlled substance”. The issue specifically addressed in the Initial Decision,…