LegitScript CBD Website Certification Standards
Show the highest level of credibility when it comes to CBD product standards and business operations.
1. Licensure, Registration, Legal Compliance
a. The applicant must be duly registered as a corporate entity or legal person (e.g., as a Limited Liability Company) in the state or jurisdiction where it appears to offer services.
b. To the extent that licensure or registration is required in any jurisdiction where the applicant operates or provides services, the applicant must comply with such requirements. This includes the jurisdiction(s) from which the products are sold and any jurisdiction(s) to which the products are offered to be shipped.
2. Acceptable CBD Products
The applicant may only offer for sale LegitScript-certified CBD products.
3. Product Labeling and Marketing
All product advertising and website language must conform to federal and state legal and regulatory requirements. For example, products may not be marketed with impermissible therapeutic claims, or, as LegitScript may determine in our sole discretion, marketed in an obvious attempt to circumvent applicable regulations.
4. Domain Name Registration
The applicant’s domain name, if it advertises using its own website, must be accurate and transparently registered (it may not have privacy-protected or redacted Whois information). The applicant must also provide all domain names and websites under its control. Websites utilizing anonymous domain name registration services will not be eligible for approval.
The applicant’s business must not engage in practices or extend offers that may deceive or defraud regulators, customers, or the public in any way, including but not limited to any material detail regarding legal compliance and product marketing. Failure to provide full and accurate information as requested, in LegitScript’s sole discretion, will result in denial. Applicants may undertake reasonable remedial action during the certification process without penalty; provided, however, that a history of fraudulent behavior or non-transparent operations may, in LegitScript’s sole discretion, result in denial of the application.
6. Contact Information
The applicant must display accurate contact information in an easy-to-find location on its website.
7. Prior Discipline
The applicant, including any associated business or websites, must not have been subject to significant recent and/or repeated instances of improper legal compliance, disciplinary sanctions, or other regulatory action.
8. Background and History
Applicant’s corporate officers, directors, or those exercising control over significant business decisions must submit to criminal background checks conducted at LegitScript’s request, and must disclose any prior criminal, regulatory, or civil violations. Applicant must also disclose any litigation commenced, resolved, or otherwise addressed that involves applicant at any time over the past 10 years. Prior offenses or other bad acts, including any prior regulatory discipline may be a disqualifying factor, in LegitScript’s sole discretion.
The applicant, domain name registrant, and any person or entity that exercises control over, or participates in, the business must not be affiliated with or control any other entity that violates these standards.
10. Other Products
All products manufactured or sold by the applicant, whether on the website submitted to LegitScript by the applicant or on any other website under the applicant’s control, must comply with federal and state regulations. The applicant may not manufacture, advertise, or sell any products on LegitScript’s “Red Flag” list.
11. Unapproved Advertising
Applicants advertising on internet platforms in violation of the platforms’ terms of service are presumed to be attempting to circumvent the goals of the LegitScript certification program. If LegitScript discovers such advertising, it may be grounds for certification denial.