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Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia policy

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

The sale of drugs and drug paraphernalia may violate state, federal, and international law.

What is the policy?

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

  • Narcotics, steroids, and other controlled substances (as classified by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 (UK))
  • For Ireland:
    Narcotics, steroids, and other controlled substances (as classified by the Misuse of Drugs Acts 1977, 1984, and 2015, and the Criminal Justice (Psychoactive Substances) Act 2010)
  • Items that claim to provide a "legal high"
  • Pipes, or any item marketed for use with marijuana or with illegal drugs
  • Any smoking accessories displaying a marijuana leaf or drug-related symbol
  • Vaporizers intended to be used with alcohol, marijuana, or illegal substances
  • All nitrous oxide, including whipped cream chargers and canisters, even if the listing does not mention illicit use

Tobacco pipes, and other smoking accessories not intended for drug use, are allowed.

CBD products that comply with all applicable legal requirements may only be sold by permitted sellers only. See the Food policy regarding CBD food products and the Cosmetics policy regarding CBD cosmetic products that are permitted for sale on eBay.

Activity on eBay is required to follow this policy, the eBay User Agreement and all applicable laws, as well as respect the rights of third parties. If it doesn’t, eBay may take action consistent with applicable laws and the eBay User Agreement, and may even be legally required to do so. Such actions may include, as an example only: Removing the listing or other content, issuing a warning, restricting activity or account suspension.

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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