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Cloves
Legal Status
by Erowid
U.S. FEDERAL LAW #
Caution :   All legal information should be verified through other sources. [see below]
U.S. FEDERAL LEGAL SUMMARY
Cloves
REGULATED
No
STATUS
Food Approved
SCHEDULE
Un-Scheduled
Cloves (Eugenia caryophyllis) are uncontrolled in the United States. This means all parts of the plant and its extracts are legal to cultivate, buy, possess, and distribute (sell, trade or give) without a license or prescription. If sold as a supplement, sales must conform to U.S. supplement laws. If sold for consumption as a food or drug, sales are regulated by the FDA.

Clove (Eugenia spp) leaf oil and bud extract, oil, and oleoresin are approved for food use in the U.S. and appear in the FDA's list of substances Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS).

Clove cigarettes are also legal to buy, possess, and distribute (sell, trade or give) in the U.S.

U.S. STATE LAW #
Maryland #
Maryland bans the sale of cigarettes containing cloves: ""It is illegal to sell, give, or otherwise distribute clove cigarettes to ANY person, even if eighteen years old or older [Maryland Code, Criminal Law, 10-106]." See http://www.fha.state.md.us/ohpetup/tobacco/selling.cfm. (thanks C) (last updated Jun 2007)
Utah #
"It is unlawful for any person to knowingly sell, offer for sale, give or furnish any clove cigarette in this state... Any person who violates this section is guilty of a class B misdemeanor." From Salt Lake Valley Health Department (thanks Ben)
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any other U.S. state, please let us know.

INTERNATIONAL LAW #
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any other country, please let us know.

CAUTION & DISCLAIMER #
Erowid legal information is a summary of data gathered from site visitors, government documents, websites, and other resources. We are not lawyers and can not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided here. We do our best to keep this information correct and up-to-date, but laws are complex and constantly changing. Laws may also vary from one jurisdiction to another (county, state, country, etc)...this list is not comprehensive.