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Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia policy

Illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, and drug-like substances are not allowed

The sale of prohibited drugs and drug paraphernalia violates state, federal, and international law, so it's forbidden on eBay.

What is the policy?

The following items are not allowed to be listed on eBay:

  • Narcotics, steroids, and other controlled substances (including any substance listed in Schedules I, II, III, VI or V of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.)
  • Items that claim to provide a "legal high"
  • Pipes, or any item marketed as for use with marijuana or illegal drugs
  • Tobacco pipes, and other smoking accessories not intended for drug use, are allowed
  • Vaporizers intended to be used with alcohol, marijuana, or illegal substances

Activity that doesn't follow eBay policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or canceling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, and account suspension. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings or accounts on which we take any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your account.

Visit Seller Help - opens in new window or tab to find details of any policy issues with your account or listings, and get the information you need to quickly resolve them.

Why does eBay have this policy?

To help keep our community safe, we require that eBay users comply with all federal and state laws and regulations when using eBay. Because the sale of controlled substances is illegal, we don't allow sellers to list these products.

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