Buyers Beware of buying Hemp Oil on AmazonSeptember 9, 2021
You can’t buy CBD oil on Amazon, but you can find ambiguous products being sold under the term “hemp oil.” It’s important to note that any hemp oil sold on Amazon is actually “hemp seed oil,” which is not the same as CBD oil. Hemp oil and CBD oil are both derived from hemp plants, but they are extracted from separate parts of the crop and have different chemical compositions. Hemp seed oil contains no cannabidiol (CBD), and it’s made by cold pressing hemp seeds only. When CBD oil is created, beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes are extracted from the flowers of the plants.
Why CBD is not for sale on Amazon
Although hemp seed oil is permissible, Amazon categorizes CBD as a Schedule I Controlled Substance since it is extracted from hemp, a sub-strain of cannabis sativa. Amazon is abiding federal regulations. But industrial hemp is broadly legal in many states, and CBD derived from these crops is legal to produce and sell in those specific states. Regardless, selling CBD oil on Amazon is not allowed, as the commerce giant explicitly states in their outline of restricted products