Basically what is happening is an internal DEA accounting change in how they track Cannabis Extracts.
There appears to be a proliferation of misleading news with the headline :The DEA Just Banned CBD."
We searched the internet and have been unable to find this story on any major news outlets. It is my opinion that this news is false news or at least intentionally misleading.
Here is what we have been able to figure out with 15 minutes of searching with BING.
CBD being derived from Marijuana is a schedule 1 substance under Federal law. States like Oregon, California, Washington, Colorado and Massachusetts will have legal CBD products because Marijuana has been legalized recreationally in these states. In states where Marijuana is not recreationally or at least medically legal it would be illegal to possess CBD products.
Of course the postal service is a federal institution so sending CBD products through the post would violate federal law as would be transporting CBD or any other Marijuana containing product across state lines.
Basically nothing has changed.
We found this article describing the DEA Easing regulations for CBD research
DEA Eases Requirements for FDA-Approved Clinical Trials on Cannabidiol
and this source article with DEA commentary on Cannabis Extracts.
Rules - 2016 - Establishment of a New Drug Code
Take Deep Breaths. Hope this helps. This is my opinion and not legal advice.
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