So, yeah, CBD products have taken the US — and indeed the world — by storm. While anything CBD related was previously considered taboo, now, hemp-derived products enjoy a newfound interest, which is an acknowledgment of its benefits. Over the past year, we’ve experienced a surge in CBD and hemp being used in various products, from the traditional oils and tinctures to skincare products, edibles, and even beverages. It seems like everywhere you look, there’s a new CBD or hemp-laden product that’s waiting there for you to try.
For those who have been using hemp-derived products, such as soap, for example, you may have come across a plethora of products on online stores that promise to provide you with all of the goodness of CBD. But, what you did not know that there are still many big-name online retailers that are still not interested in promoting any CBD or hemp-derived products on their platform.
Although Amazon has banned any merchants from selling CBD and hemp-derived products on their platform, it’s having a hard time trying to control the sale of those products.
Case in point is the largest online retailer in the world, Amazon. The behemoth still has a ban on CBD and hemp-derived products on its platform. Although Amazon has banned any merchants from selling CBD and hemp-derived products on their platform, it’s having a hard time trying to control the sale of those products. And, according to a report by The Washington Post, 11 out of 13 products that they tested contained cannabinoids, despite not mentioning anything on the label. While those who are already privy to the benefits of using hemp-derived products wouldn’t mind a bit of cannabidiol present in the skincare product they purchased from Amazon, there are still people who aren’t ready to use any CBD or hemp products.
So, why does Amazon ban CBD and hemp-derived products anyway? Many of us already know that CBD has been legalized in the US. But, there’s a catch. While the federal government has removed CBD from its controlled substances list, it has left the final decision to individual states. This means that although the US federal government may have legalized CBD and hemp-derived products, it’s up to the cities and states to finalize the legalization rules and regulations as they see fit. For the moment, all cross-border sales of CBD and hemp-derived products are still — and frustratingly — considered controversial by many, including Amazon, apparently due to what they consider to be unclear safety regulations.
While there are no adverse effects of using CBD or hemp-derived products, the ban on selling CBD and hemp-derived products on Amazon means that you should probably try getting your CBD/hemp oil products from someplace else until the online retailing giant comes to its senses.
C’mon, Amazon! It’s time to join the 21st century.