When ordering steroids online, it’s also important to be aware of risk factors.
Steroids are only available (legally) with a prescription.
If you don’t have a prescription and you choose to order steroids online, be aware of the legal ramifications for doing so depending on your country laws and regulations.
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Is there a penalty or a fine for ordering steroids online?
In many countries around the world, yes.
It’s kind of a Catch-22 for many athletes and bodybuilders who want to use steroids but don’t have a prescription for them.
Steroids in any form are not recommended for non-medical use.
So why do so many websites and providers on the Internet offer steroids online?
Many of these manufacturers and sellers of steroids available online are running underground labs. Some make an attempt to disguise themselves as a legitimate drug provider while others don’t.
In the United States and in other countries around the world, it’s illegal to sell or have in your possession steroids that you intend to sell, which under federal laws, equates to drug trafficking.
Individual state laws also have ramifications for selling steroids.
Anyway, while websites continue to appear that sell online steroids to users from around the world, anyone considering ordering steroids online should know that is illegal in many countries to receive those steroids by the Postal Service, by freight or shipping companies.
This is true even if the steroids are legal for personal use. Who’s going to know?
Be aware that the US customs department and customs departments and other countries are familiar with many of the different ways in which drugs are smuggled from country to country.
Postal authorities also have technologies to track illegal drugs.
In the United States, an individual considering ordering steroids online should at least review the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2014, which updates the original Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2004.
The new amendment is the result of the increased prevalence of designer anabolic steroids and specifies the ramifications, fines, and potential jail times in trading, selling, purchasing, or trafficking Schedule III controlled substances.
This act: “Prohibits importing, exporting, manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, or possessing with intent to manufacture, distribute, or dispense any anabolic steroid, or any product containing an anabolic steroid, unless it bears a label clearly identifying the anabolic steroid by the nomenclature used by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.”
Basically, laboratory use.
Often, steroids that are prevalently used in one country may be illegal in another. For example, the steroid Trenbolone is commonly used in veterinary medicine.
It’s widely used by bodybuilders even though its sale is restricted not only by the Food and Drug Administration in the United States, but in Australia, Canada, and the UK.
The Controlled Substances Act that went into effect in the early 1990s classified anabolic steroids as Schedule III drugs and clearly states that selling or possessing anabolic steroids without a valid prescription is illegal.
Countries around the world have laws and regulations in place regarding not just ordering steroids online, but receiving those steroids.
It’s often not that the act of ordering that is considered illegal; it’s the way those steroids arrive at your door.
Ordering steroids online involves a certain level of trust. Unfortunately, that trust is often misplaced.
Risks associated with ordering steroids from a foreign country – from individuals or make-believe “pharmacies” – are huge.
Individuals who have resorted to ordering steroids online often get products that don’t work, that are expired, contaminated, and sometimes don’t even contain steroids at all, or in such small amounts that they prove ineffective.
There are hundreds of complaints found on the Internet of people being ripped off and spending their money on products that just don’t work.
Other risks are a lot more serious than just losing your money. When ordering steroids online, how are you going to know what you’re getting?
How do you know that the product you ordered has been manufactured with high quality processing methods? How do you know if that product contains high-quality ingredients?
A wide variety of sellers of illegal drugs, anabolic steroids included, encourage people to order steroids online without a prescription, and claim it’s perfectly safe and legal to do so.
However, these individuals are often fake companies that often obtain low-quality, contaminated, expired, and counterfeit product from their own suppliers.
So, unless you can verify the company from whom you order steroids online, or you’re positive that when ordering steroids online you won’t get caught, it’s best to avoid illegal use of steroids altogether.