Outlaw Again - Legal Herb Banned by Web Merchandisers, a photo by mikey and wendy on Flickr.
Since I was little girl many times I found myself standing outside the law. Not that I have a special homing device that takes me there. Often it is the only sane place to stand.
A recent event reminded me that even when I'm inside the law, the law can push me me out of its margins. In our Holy Scrap store we sell a plant extract called Mormon Tea. We wild harvest it and make an alcohol extract. It is legal. The same plant genus produces an Asian variety that is not legal. In spite of the fact that the variety that we sell is legit, Google, Ebay and Etsy have banned our product because the family name is the same.
Folks who use this medicine for asthma, weight loss, and as a stimulant can not find it or us. Parents who have successful taken their kids off of Ritalin by replacing it with this far safer plant extract, search but can not find it.