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Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia policy

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

This policy was updated on 18 December 2023. Our policy guidelines have not changed, but the information about activity that doesn't follow this policy has been updated for clarity.

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:

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

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 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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