ChefDean wrote: ↑Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:29 pm
hungry carnivores wrote: ↑Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:10 pm
I had a friend who was selling N. Rajahs and Oreos and was paid a visit by a USDA inspector. Just be wary. USDA inspectors have federal jurisdiction, powers of arrest, and are able to investigate you with a warrant(or probable cause but I don't know what 'probable cause' is when you grow plants. (No, not THOSE plants, carnivorous plants). That said, many shops sell oreos and rajahs across state lines. I'm sure there's ways around it but don't take my advice as I am not an agricultural lawyer.
Was he selling intrastate or interstate? Federal only applies when you cross state lines, they have no jurisdiction if it stays within a state.
What happened with the investigation? Was he arrested? Cited? Given a stern talking-to? A warrant or probable cause isn't needed to talk to someone, but it is necessary for a search or arrest.
I've seen some shops advertising Oreos and such, but they also clearly state that they have the proper permits to do so. I'm assuming they have proven whatever they need to in order to gain those permits. Then they charge accordingly.
Well yeah, he was selling across state lines. I kinda thought it would be obvious since otherwise that is state jurisdiction but thank you for clarifying.
Since he was a minor he was given a stern talking to, they didn't even confiscate the plants. From what i heard he was asked 'have you sold these plants across state lines' and he said 'yes' and they said, 'well you have to stop unless you want to pay thousands of dollars in fines'.
I thought the only shop able to do so was Meadowview or NASC. Hm, maybe I can apply for a permit and then import rajahs from wistuba for cheap?