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Sorry, Etsy Sellers: You May No Longer Peddle Drugs

Or products that make a medical claim about their effectiveness.
 Sorry, Etsy Sellers: You May No Longer Peddle Drugs

(Photo: Etsy)

If you’re on Etsy selling jewelry with real pot leaves embedded into it or bracelets that claim to cure all of your infertility woes, you better come up with a new marketing ploy ASAP. Because according to the Daily Dot, the twee-commerce site has begun cracking down on “drug-like substances” and products that make “medical drug claims.”

Sooo… no weed soap then?

Writes the Dot:

“We have clarified the previous language from ‘drug-like substances’ to now be ‘medical drug claims about an item.’ A medical drug claim makes a correlation between a product and the cure or relief of a health condition or illness. In many cases, an item itself is not problematic, but the way it is presented with certain language is against this policy.”

A crude search for queries like “fertility,” “medicinal” and “herbs” turns up a plethora of products that will probably be on the chopping block once Etsy moderators begin enforcing the new rule, which went into effect Wednesday.

What a shame, since we’re sure that Greek Magical Dried Yallow Achelia Herb works exactly as advertised.

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