Plants, Herbs & Seeds

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Herbal Drugs
Hazardous Plant Materials
Shipping Restrictions

Herbal Drugs

Herb-Oil prohibits certain drug-like substances based on varying laws and regulations. This list of drug-like substances is not exhaustive and is subject to change at any time.

Herb-Oil currently prohibits the sale of the following substances:

  • Controlled substances, such as narcotics, marijuana, cannabidiol (*CBD with THC), and steroids
  • Hallucinogenic substances, such as dimethyltryptamine (DMT), salvia, and ayahuasca
  • Khat (Catha edulis)
  • Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa)
  • Poppy pods, unwashed seeds, and straw
  • Psilocybin mushrooms, such as Amanita muscaria, fly agaric, and Amanita pantherina
  • Psychoactive cacti that produce mescaline, such as peyote, Peruvian torch, and San Pedro torch
  • Any items presented as drug-like substances

Please also use the Species At Risk List (by United Plant Savers.org) as a guideline of buying and selling what is not at risk.

*CBD Oil Sales – With approval of Barack Obama’s 2014 U.S. Farm Bill – an Act that legalizes the cultivation and commercial sale of hemp and hemp extract (including CBD oil) as long as it is grown under a government pilot program for academic or research purposes. CBD oil with less than 0.3% THC is of little concern to federal authorities – even if it remains a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act. This is best exemplified by the fact that companies are shipping thousands of bottles of hemp-derived CBD to all 50 states, with seemingly no legal repercussions.

Not all payment processors are in support of payments for CBD oil, regardless of its THC content.

Conclusion: CBD oil with less than 0.3% THC will be allowed to be sold on Herb-Oil.com as soon as we have payment processor approval.

Resource: MarijuanaBreak

Hazardous Plant Materials

Plants and their seeds are generally allowed to be sold, but some may be considered prohibited on Herb-Oil. Some plant materials present an unreasonable risk of harm due to their toxic, caustic, or poisonous properties. These hazardous materials are prohibited from sale on Herb-Oil.

Examples of prohibited toxic plants include, but are not limited to:

  • Certain nightshades, such as deadly nightshade and American black nightshade
  • Certain hellebore, including white hellebore and green hellebore
  • Mandrake
  • Jequirity beans/rosary peas
  • Pong-pong seeds
  • Mandrake
  • Mayapple
  • Wolfsbane

Shipping Restrictions

Both buyers and sellers are responsible for following any applicable laws or shipping restrictions around plants and seeds. Regulations for plants and seeds vary depending on genus and country of origin. Also, regulations for a particular plant or seed may change depending on the pest or disease status of the originating country.

You should check with your local government agency, such as the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) or the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), for specific guidance on what is allowed to be sold across state and national borders. Note that certain countries may have importation requirements such as a phytosanitary certificate.

Some examples of plants regulated by the USDA include bamboo seeds and plants, citrus plants, cotton seeds and plants, sandalwood, wheat, and noxious weeds. Find out more at the USDA’s website.

For information regarding Canada’s rules and regulations, please refer to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s website.  In the EU, you can find more information at the European Commission’s website.

In general, seeds may be sent to Australia if the Australian Government’s Biosecurity Import Conditions system (BICON) indicates they’re permitted and are not otherwise restricted from import. Sellers should check this list before supplying seeds to buyers in Australia.

Be sure also to consult the USPS or your local shipping carrier for specific restrictions regarding shipment of plants or seeds.

Because laws vary from place to place, it is a good idea to consult an attorney or qualified legal expert if you have any further questions.

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