The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) wants to help businesses that mail hemp and CBD vaporizers prepare for a forthcoming rule change that could impact the mailability of their products.
In a notice published in the Federal Register on Monday, the agency discussed how congressional legislation passed last year will generally restrict the ability of companies to utilize its services to mail vapes. But depending on the outcome of rulemaking, there may be exemptions for certain types of devices.
USPS said it’s still in the process of finalizing its rule and deciding whether to extend an exception to certain vaping products including those that contain legal hemp-derived CBD. However, because the mailing restriction will take effect immediately after the regulations are finalized, the agency is providing guidance ahead of time on how to prepare to submit an application for an exemption if it in fact chooses to offer one.