A jar of hemp flower with the text "Can you buy CBD hemp flower online?"

The idea of buying hemp flower may seem a bit sketchy. You might be thinking about legality, how it’ll reach you, and if it’s even real at all. Don’t worry, if you feel that way then you’re not alone. Many folks reach out to us to ask us if you can even buy hemp flower online.

That’s why we’ve decided to put together this handy blog. By the end, you should know about,

  • The legality of buying hemp flower online
  • Shipping hemp flower across state lines with the USPS
  • How to find the most reputable online CBD retailers

Is It Legal To Buy Hemp Flower Online?

Yes, it is legal to buy hemp flower online as well as other CBD products provided that it’s all derived from industrial hemp as defined in the 2018 Farm Bill, and not marijuana

Can You Ship Hemp In The Mail?

According to the 2018 Farm Bill, cannabis plants that contain no more than 0.3% THC by dry weight are considered to be industrial hemp flower and can be shipped with the United States Postal Service

Judge James Gilbert ruled as such in the KAB vs. United States Postal Service when he declared products like CBD oils and edible products derived from hemp are allowed to be shipped with the postal service. That doesn’t apply to all CBD products though. The Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act has effectively banned the online sale and shipment of e-cigarettes, vaping devices, and vape cartridges. That includes CBD, delta-8, and other THC isomer cartridges.

When You Buy Hemp Flower Online

Before you buy hemp flower online, you should spend a little time getting to know the vendor and learning about the farm.

Try to find retailers who,

Include Receipts Or Packing Slips

The United States Postal Inspection Service requires invoices or packing slips that list the contents of shipments to ensure that vendors are shipping CBD flower and not marijuana.

Include Their Grower’s Licence

Retailers should also include a hemp program grower’s license or a travel document in your package. The United States Postal Inspection Service requires this document too. If they pull aside your package for whatever reason, this document and list of content as described above should be enough to justify sending your package along with no further hassle.

Include Certificates Of Analysis

Every retailer that you buy CBD online from should also provide you with certificates of analysis that tell you exactly what’s in your hemp product. You can find these documents under Quality Test tabs or Batch Testing on their websites.

Read more: How to read your Certificate of Analysis 

Finding A Reputable Vendor

Plenty of farms and vendors sell hemp flower online, but you’ll want to do some cursory research on a vendor’s “About Us” page and look into a few things, like: 

How Was The Hemp Flower Grown?

You should only buy hemp flower grown in the United States without the use of harmful pesticides. If you want to go the extra mile, look into sungrown hemp and try to source your CBD from this more sustainable method of farming.


A Vertically Integrated Farm

Try to find vendors that also produce their own flower. Vertically integrated farms can both attest to the quality of their flower and sell their products for lower prices than their third-party competitors.

We here at Sunset Lake CBD take pride in the fact that we not only produce high-quality CBD, but we can do so at affordable prices.

Test Results!

Does your vendor readily provide certificates of analysis? If not, that’s a red flag. Certificates of analysis certify your product’s CBD content, THC content, and any other chemicals present in their flower. Don’t buy hemp flower online without seeing these results!