Make sure your listing follows these guidelines. If it doesn't, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including restrictions of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.
What are the guidelines?
Poppy seeds can be listed as long as the listing doesn't mention any illegal usages.
Live plants can be listed as long as the item isn't a controlled substance and the listing doesn't include information about illegal use. Sellers also can't state that the item shouldn't be used illegally.
Morel and shiitake mushrooms, including wild varieties, can be listed as long as the listing follows our food policy.
Narcotics steroids, and other controlled substances (including any substance listed in Schedules I, II, III, IV or V of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.)
Tobacco pipes made from wood, ceramic, or stone as long as you don't refer to them being used for illegal drugs
Milk glass pipes
Regular cigarette papers
Kitchen herb grinders
Disposable syringes can be listed, but needles can't be included in the same listing or in a separate listing from the same seller.
Collectible antique glass syringes and needles can be listed as long as the seller clearly states in the listing that the item is collectible and not intended for use.
These items can be listed as long as the listing doesn't indicate that the item can be used with an illicit drug:
Gamma hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) ban: For more information about specific substances covered by this law, see 21 U.S.C. 812
Why does eBay have this policy?
We urge our buyers and sellers buyers to comply with all government regulations. Because the sale of drugs and drug paraphernalia is prohibited by law, regulated, or may cause harm to eBay or its members, we don't allow sellers to list them.
Contact Customer Service
You can contact Customer Service to report a listing you think violates this policy. Go to that listing, and then click the Report item link on the right side of the page.
We'll review your report and take appropriate action.
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