The CBD business Not allowed to sell online

While shopper merchandise containing CBD derived from hemp — that won’t get you high, however, has supposed therapeutic claims — ar more and more fashionable, and in theory legal, it’s still difficult to sell them. particularly online.


That’s as a result of most trade leaders in e-commerce and small-business payment process, together with PayPal, Stripe, and Square, still don’t permit merchants to use their platforms to sell CBD, cannabis e-liquid, or any connected merchandise.


Each company has a slightly different way of putting it.



PayPal, for example, points me to its acceptable use policy, noting “PayPal currently does not permit the use of our payments platform for the sales of products containing Cannabidiol (CBD).”



Stripe bans “Cannabis dispensaries and related businesses,” “products and services with varying legal status on a state-by-state basis,” and “products that make health claims that have not been approved or verified by the applicable local and/or national regulatory body.” That doesn’t specifically say CBD, but it’s implied.



Square, which provides point-of-sale systems and credit card processing for many small retailers and coffee shops, also currently bans CBD products, according to a January 2019 post by an administrator on its message board: “CBD and Hemp products are still not supported on Square’s platform due to the obligations we have with card networks, and other financial institutions.”