Cannabis products have long been used for medical treatments. However, due to the legal regulations in different countries, which prohibit the use of illegal cannabis, many people frown at the possibility of shipping cannabis products abroad. They are not to blame given the fact that the information on this matter is scarce and there is still confusion on whether it is legal or not to ship cannabis products. A distinction needs to be drawn between the cannabis used for its psychoactive effects (often referred to as recreational cannabis) from the medical cannabis and the ones used in manufacturing.
On this page, we give a few suggestions about how to mail cannabis-based products, intended for medical treatments or used in manufacturing and how to pack them for a safe transportation
The transportation, along with the cultivation or possession of any amount of cannabis is strictly forbidden in many European countries. Make sure you do not ship cannabis for recreational purposes as it is considered a misdemeanor.
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There is a difference between cannabis products containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and those cannabis products which contain no THC, such as the cannabidiol (CBD) oils, the element of cannabis that is not capable of provoking hallucinations.
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If you bought an edible product containing medical cannabis online and you are looking for a way to ship them to your home, in some cases, courier services might be just the right solution. As long as the cannabis products in questions are commercially available and not prohibited, there is nothing suspicious in shipping cannabis products abroad. To be on the safe side, make sure to inform yourself thoroughly about the national laws before mailing cannabis products. Check whether or not shipping cannabis products requires a certain authorization or a medical prescription, as well as temperature-controlled transportation. Keep in mind that some countries forbid the shipping of medical prescriptions and the medicines themselves.
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While there is no single rule or method of packaging, it all depends on what type of cannabis products are to be shipped and the type of courier services used. The following advice may apply mainly to cannabis edible products, as shipping prescription drugs require certain cautions. You can read more about shipping prescription drugs in our dedicated article.
When shipping cannabis products, we recommend checking with the producer what the recommended transportation conditions are. The quality of the products may be altered if the transit times are long or if they are exposed to temperature fluctuations. Therefore, special transportation conditions may be required, in which case you need to make sure you turn to a shipping service that can accommodate your needs.
If you have bought online legal cannabis-based products, edibles or concentrates such as peppermint treats, marijuana-infused products (chocolate, tea etc.), cannabis-based moisturizers, CBD (cannabidiol) oils, pills and tinctures and you look for ways to ship it to your home, international courier services might be exactly what you need.
Shipping cannabis is unquestionably forbidden, but there is still a reluctance when it comes to shipping cannabis products. This mainly derives from the uncertainty and misunderstanding of the legal framework and the legality of using cannabis products. However, by taking the time to check the regulations in specific European countries and understand what type of cannabis items can be shipped, you can avoid any possible issues. Generally, you can use courier services to ship CBD products such as CBD oil, cannabis-based edibles, and concentrates.
If you are still unsure whether you are allowed to ship a cannabis product or not, you can get in touch with us and we will check the information with the courier service providers in our network.
Take into consideration these guidelines when shipping cannabis-based products. Nevertheless, please consider that following them does not guarantee that the courier company will transport your package without restriction. In case you decide to ship cannabis products, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transportation of your shipment.