January 29, 2023
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Alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and related products are often subject to regulatory restrictions and are illegal for sale in some cases. Because we can't enforce these laws and regulations, we don't allow these items for sale, including:
Due to health and safety, privacy, and regulatory concerns, certain medical and healthcare items are not allowed for sale, including but not limited to:
The sale of homemade prepared food is subject to regulatory guidelines and often requires a permit. Because we can't enforce these restrictions, prepared food is not allowed. Examples:
Exceptions to this policy include:
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The shipment of plants, herbs, seeds, and soil often comes with additional requirements for both buyers and sellers in order to mitigate risks to personal safety and the health of the environment. Accordingly, some items in this category are prohibited on Blossm, while others may be geographically restricted.
Herbal Drugs Blossm prohibits certain plants, herbs and seeds based on various laws and regulations that ban or restrict the sale of particular drug-like substances. This list is not exhaustive and is subject to change at any time. Blossm currently prohibits the sale of the following substances:
Hazardous Plant Materials - 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 Blossm. Examples of prohibited toxic plants include, but are not limited to:
Invasive species are organisms which, when introduced into a non-native environment, out-compete other existing species to the detriment of the surrounding ecosystem. By their nature, they may be more harmful to some environments than others, so rules about these species vary greatly by region. Before shipping any living material, ensure that it is not restricted or prohibited as an invasive species in the area where it is being delivered. Please also be aware that the transport process may require additional checks to ensure that the item is not harboring any invasive pests. Additional regional guidance can be found below:
Endangered Species - It is prohibited to sell any endangered plant species identified as endangered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Regionally-specific restrictions for endangered species also apply, and violations are subject to removal.
Unidentified Species Listings for plants and seeds intended for planting must be identified in the listing by a common name and/or scientific name. Sellers may not list “grab bags” or “mystery listings” where the item being offered is not identified.
Regional Requirements and Restrictions Both buyers and sellers must follow any applicable laws or shipping restrictions around plants, plant materials and seeds. This includes any state and local laws that may be applicable to the sale or shipping of such items. 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. In addition to these requirements, all shipments of plants, plant materials or seed products sold on Blossm must prominently display the following information on the outside of the package:
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. For example, many U.S. states have specific legal requirements for labeling and shipping plant and seed products. Note that certain countries may also have importation requirements such as a phytosanitary certificate, or require other licenses and/or permits to sell or import plants and seed products. Should you run afoul of any of these requirements, you are responsible for any penalties resulting from non-compliance.
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. While Blossm is unable to provide you legal advice, and cannot verify that all third-party resources are up to date or accurate, the following resources may be helpful if you plan to sell plants, plant materials or seeds.
USA: Blossm restriction on sales to the United States: Blossm sellers located outside of the United States are restricted from selling the following to buyers located in the United States: Live plants, seeds, cuttings, and bulbs that can be planted Soil with organic substances. This does not include non-organic potting material such as pumice, gravel, and sand. Organic fertilizers and soil conditioners, such as manure, compost, worm castings, worm/compost tea, sphagnum peat, grass clippings, straw, wood chips, and guano. US State-level restrictions: Even sales within the United States may be subject to additional restrictions. 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. You may also wish to consult the National Plant Board’s Federal & State Quarantine Summaries for further information on plant and seed product restrictions in U.S. states and territories.
Canada: For information regarding Canada’s rules and regulations, please refer to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s website.
Shipping Carriers: Be sure also to consult the USPS or your local shipping carrier for specific restrictions regarding shipment of plants or seeds.
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