"Can I purchase CBD products on Amazon?" This is a very logical question considering Amazon sells over 606 million products. "But wait, if I go on Amazon and search for CBD, all these different Hemp products show up, what's the deal?" In our newest blog post below we will explain the current CBD landscape on the eCommerce behemoth.
What is CBD?
CBD is a compound that interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, a series of receptors that regulate pain, mood, the immune system, memory, stress response, and other important body functions.
CBD is extracted and separated from specific varieties of cannabis, often known as hemp. CBD is one of 85 chemical substances known as cannabinoids, which are all found in the cannabis plant. CBD is the second most abundant compound in hemp, typically representing up to 40% of its extracts.
CBD Pure Beauty provides products from the highest quality and best sourced industrial hemp.
Is CBD legal?
Yes - The FDA considers hemp and hemp-derived extracts to be food-based products. As such, there are no legal restrictions to their importation, production and consumption in the United States and in most of the industrialized world. Hemp oil is legal in all 50 states and in over 40 countries. There are millions of hemp oil consumers around the world and this number is rapidly rising with an increasing number of reports and studies showing a variety of medicinal benefits of hemp oil.
The 2018 Farm Bill
The Agricultural Act of 2014, more commonly known as the 2014 Farm Bill, opened up new doors for the hemp industry by legalizing some cultivation activities that have since allowed the industry to grow in unparalleled ways.
Following the success of various pilot programs made possible by the 2014 Farm Bill, hemp is now widely accepted by the public and most lawmakers. In 2018, the US Senate introduced The Hemp Farming Act in its version of The 2018 Farm Bill. Among other things, the act sought to make hemp an agricultural commodity, give states the power to oversee hemp production, and take away the Drug Enforcement Administration’s authority over hemp.
The 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law in December 2018, effectively legalizing hemp at the federal level by removing it from the federal list of controlled substances and classifying it as an agricultural commodity. As a result, CBD from hemp is legal nationwide. The Hemp Farming Act, included in the 2018 Farm Bill, is considered the most important victory in the history of the hemp industry in the United States.
**The legal landscape around CBD is unclear and changing rapidly both at the Federal and State level. The information on our website and any other communication regarding legality which you may receive from any representative of CBD Pure Beauty is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You must make your own judgment regarding whether you should purchase CBD in your jurisdiction. You should contact your attorney to obtain more specific guidance.**
So can you buy CBD products on Amazon?
No, you cannot currently purchase CBD products on Amazon. Per the Amazon policies listed below, CBD is currently on their prohibited product list as well as drug & drug paraphernalia section.
Known Prohibited Products
Amazon specifically prohibits the following Supplement products. These products are prohibited because they do not meet the checklist requirements. This list does not include all Supplement products prohibited by Amazon.
Drug listings must not be for controlled substances or products containing controlled substances, such as:
Products containing cannabidiol (CBD), a Schedule I Controlled Substance, including but not limited to:
- Rich Hemp Oil containing cannabidiol (CBD)
- Products that have been identified as containing CBD by LegitScript
- Hemp products containing Resin or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
- Hemp (or any cannabis Sativa spp. strain) seeds capable of germination
Anything listed in Schedules I, II, III, IV or V of the Controlled Substances Act (for more information, see: Schedules of Controlled Substances), such as:
- Coca Leaves, including all variations of leaves, tea, and coca extract
- Hallucinogenic mushrooms
- Poppy pods, poppy straw, and poppy straw concentrate
"List I" chemicals or their derivatives as designated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) (for more information, see: List I and List II Chemicals), such as:
See Amazon Prohibited List Here
So what are the Hemp products on Amazon?
The products that you see show up under the search "CBD" are made up primarily from Hemp Seed Oil, Enriched Hemp Oil Extract, and/or other edible ingredients.
While Hemp Seed Oil has its own health benefits it does not contain the widely popular CBD (cannabidiol).
What's the difference between Hemp Seed Oil and CBD Oil?
Hemp Oil is most commonly sourced from the Cannabis Sativa (Industrial Hemp) plant seed. It is also called Hemp Oil or Hemp Seed Oil. Hemp Oil is regulated in its production and is tested for THC and CBD levels, however it does not contain either of those cannabinoids.
CBD is a component of the cannabis plant that comes with the much-talked about health benefits, and you’re seeing it on everything from skincare products to high mg tinctures. It’s extracted from the leaves, flowers, and stalks of the cannabis plant. Cannabidiol—known as CBD—is one of over a hundred active compounds or cannabinoids found exclusively in the cannabis plant.
Will Amazon ever allow CBD products to be sold on their website? We think yes, it is just a matter of Federal, State, & Local laws aligning to make it so everyone will have access to this amazing natural product.
CBD may be prohibited on Amazon, but the rest of the Internet does not have the same policies. Many different retailers sell CBD online. You can find many different types of CBD in all types of different forms, make sure you do your research and view the lab results for these CBD products. Always consult with a physician before you start your CBD regimen.
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