How Do I Ship My Company’s Hemp?

Plan Your Company’s Hemp Shipping Carefully

In 2019, hemp is federally legal but not without any regulation. Hemp cultivation and processing require compliance with either federal regulations from the previous Hemp Pilot program, or another state law authorizing hemp’s cultivation. USDA has until 2020 to release its final hemp regulations. Hemp commodity markets have not fully matured.

The 2019 growing season will be the largest in the United State’s in decades. Hemp shipments will come up, and law enforcement might confuse the crop for the unlawful marijuana. Here’s how to get your hemp to its destination safely.

Understand The Legalities

Hemp is much different than other commodities due to the nature of the cannabis plant.

You should always plan procedures for the transportation of the hemp shipment and a package documenting all of the COAs and registrations.

Law Enforcement

In case you do get pulled over you should be prepared to show the law enforcement all documentation on the load and regarding legality of hemp.

Law enforcement will want to see:

o Cite the hemp’s certificates of analysis (COA)

o Registrations for all parties involved in shipping

We have never ran into any issues with law enforcement while transporting hemp. If we have a trucker that has been inspected they simply show the COA and registrations and there aren’t any issues.

Have A Certificate Of Analysis (COA) Readily Available

A Certificate of Analysis (COA) is a promise made by a testing facility as to the contents of the hemp that was tested. States often have approved testing facilities that handle the testing of the industrial hemp so that the government does not have to hire more

employees. These testing companies analyze your cannabis, either hemp or marijuana, and provide a COA as to what is in it. The COA should include:

o Lab that Performed the Test

o Cannabinoid Profile

o Third Party Lab

o Heavy Metal Analysis

o Pesticide Analysis

Proper hemp shipping requires having an independent third party COA with hemp shipment itself.

Plan Your Hemp Shipping Route

This is where we can help you out. We utilize an updated state-by-state citation summary that allows us to map out a route to greatly reduce any chance of your shipment not making it.

Get A Quote Today

We understand you have enough on your plate so allow us to help plan your route and ensure you have the proper paperwork in place. Call, email or fill out a quick quote sheet here today.


This content is provided as a membership benefit to our valuable business level members. Due to several factors including the variances in state hemp laws and the differences in interpretation of federal law, NHA makes no warrants of the legality, efficacy or safety of any product, service or statement made by any third party.

We encourage all members and the general public to do their own due diligence on any business or product, and understanding their state’s and federal laws, before choosing to purchase any product or contracting for any service.

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