4. Regulated Goods

Policy Rationale

To encourage safety and compliance with common legal restrictions, we prohibit attempts by individuals, manufacturers, and retailers to purchase, sell, or trade non-medical drugs, pharmaceutical drugs, and marijuana. We also prohibit the purchase, sale, gifting, exchange, and transfer of firearms, including firearm parts or ammunition, between private individuals on 0censor. Some of these items are not regulated everywhere; however, because of the borderless nature of our community, we try to enforce our policies as consistently as possible. Firearm stores and online retailers may promote items available for sale off of our services as long as those retailers comply with all applicable laws and regulations. We allow discussions about sales of firearms and firearm parts in stores or by online retailers and advocating for changes to firearm regulation. Regulated goods that are not prohibited by our Community Standards may be subject to our more stringent Commerce Policies.

Do not post:

Content about non-medical drugs that:

  • Coordinates or encourages others to sell non-medical drugs
  • Depicts, admits to, attempts purchase, or promotes sales of non-medical drugs by the poster of the content or their associates
  • Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for use or make of non-medical drugs
  • Admits, either in writing or verbally, to personal use of non-medical drugs unless posted in a recovery context

Content that depicts the sale or attempts to purchase marijuana and pharmaceutical drugs. This includes content that:

  • Mentions or depicts marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs
  • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean any of the following:
    • Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade or delivery
    • Asking the audience to buy
    • Listing the price
    • Encouraging contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information
    • Attempting to solicit the product, defined as:
      • Stating interest in buying the product, or
      • Asking if anyone has the product for sale/trade
    • This applies to both individual pieces of content and Pages and Groups primarily dedicated to the sale of marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs

Content that attempts to offer, sell, gift, exchange, or transfer firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives between private individuals, unless posted by a Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, brand or government agency (e.g. police department, fire department). This includes content that:

  • Mentions or depicts firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, or 3D gun printing files of any firearm or its parts*, and
  • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean:
    • Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade, or
    • Asking the audience to buy, or
    • Listing the price or noting that the product is free
    • Encouraging contact about the product either by
      • Explicitly asking to be contacted
      • Including any type of contact information
    • Making an attempt to solicit the item for sale, defined as
      • Stating that they are interested in buying the good, or
      • Asking if anyone else has the good for sale/trade

* 3D gun printing files or instructions to manufacture firearms using 3D printers or CNC milling machines, including links to websites where such files or instructions are made available, may not be shared by anyone. A Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website or brand can otherwise post content that may promote these items only for sale off of our services and as long as those retailers comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Content that depicts the trade (buying or selling) of human blood where trade is defined as:

  • Mentioning or depicting the human organs and/or blood, and
  • Indicating that human organs and/or blood are available for selling or buying, or
  • Listing a price or expressing willingness to discuss price

Content that encourages contact to facilitate the trade of human blood

Content that coordinates or supports the poaching, selling, buying or trade/trading of endangered species and their parts

Content about endangered species:

  • Promoting or speaking positively about the poaching or selling of endangered species and their parts.
  • Depicts poaching or selling of endangered species and their parts committed by the poster of the content or their associates.
  • Content that attempts to sell, poach, buy, giveaway endangered species and their parts.

Content that attempts to offer, sell, gift, exchange, or transfer alcohol or tobacco products between private individuals. This includes content that:

  • Mentions or depicts alcohol or tobacco, and
    • Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean:
      • Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or trade, or
      • Asks the audience to buy, or
      • Lists price or notes product is free
  • And is not posted by a Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website or brand
  • Content promoting weight loss products that include a miracle claim with a commercial offer