Shipping CBD Products to Canada is Doubtful
While that is something we would love to be able to do, it is unfortunately not possible at this time, due to Canadian restrictions and international law. Don’t let this stop you from enjoying the benefits of full spectrum hemp. Please keep checking back as regulations change daily. Feel free to sign up to our newsletter for updates.
United Nations Guidelines for CBD
Under current United Nations guidelines, CBD is still considered a “controlled substance”. This is why Canada has implemented very specific stipulations that need to be met in order to import or export CBD products out of Canada, which include:
- A license that must be issued under the Cannabis Regulations.
- An import or export permit must be issued to the license holder by Health Canada for that shipment.
- It must be for a legitimate scientific or medical purpose, as per international agreements.
Regretfully, these current requirements prevent us from being able to sell or send our products to Canada. We are always carefully monitoring the laws as they change, and we are hopeful that at some point in the future we will be able to.
Canada has a long history with hemp cultivation and manufacturing, as it was the first crop to be subsidized by the government years ago. Free hemp seeds were distributed to farmers in the early 19th century, and in 1822, £300 of machinery was purchased by the Upper Canadian parliament to use in the production of hemp, as well as an annual £50 repair fund for an additional three years. Edward Allen Talbot, Esq. wrote “Five Years” Residence in the Canadas’, which speculated that domestically grown Canadian hemp could help to end its reliance on foreign power and be of immense benefit to local farmers.
Sadly, shipping CBD products to Canada is doubtful because they eventually banned hemp production as global pressures on the industry continued to grow in the early 20th century. The cultivation of hemp was officially banned in 1938 under the Opium and Narcotic Drug Act.
Legality of CBD in the United States
Like in the United States, these restrictions for hemp production were temporarily lifted when fiber shortages became critical during WW2, but were once again enacted at the conclusion of the war. While Health Canada has allowed for limited amounts of hemp to be grown for scientific research since 1961, the commercial production of industrial hemp was restricted until 1998. Read more about the History of Hemp in the United States.
Outside of prohibition, hemp was an important commodity for many countries in the 18th and 19th centuries. It enabled self-sufficiency and independence.from subjugation. Hemp production has continually changed the course of humanity throughout history, and we are now rediscovering its importance as we continue to emerge from the dark ages of prohibition. Hemp has always been synonymous with freedom, and this new era brings hope that we can continue benefiting from its amazing attributes.
We take great pride in our products, and we are excited for the prospect that one day, we will be able to ship them to our Canadian neighbors in the North. Until then, we will continue to monitor the fluctuating hemp industry exportation and if that ever becomes a possibility, we will be the first to let everyone know when we are able to do so. Stay tuned as regulatory statuses change and we’ll let our loyal follower be the first to know. Sign up for our newsletter and product releases at the bottom of this page.
The Canadian government provides more information on their website regarding their history and current regulations, importation, exportation: