Headsup for Finnish Popper users
Posted on Poppers Guide's Forum
Topic created by Smutraz
on Wed, 15 May 2019 at 08:42
Smutraz said on Wed, 15 May 2019 at 08:42...
Just for heads up for anyone checking to buy poppers in Finland.
Our beloved Customs made raid to Keltainen Ruusu (sexshop) earlier this year 2019 (and propably other sexshops too) and confiscated all the poppers from there.
Now they also confiscate poppers you import from another country, EU or not.
This is because poppers are nowdays classified as prescription medicine and only pharmaceuticals have right to sell these.
So you would need doctors prescription in order to order these from other countries and you have to show that to the Customs should your order get caught in their checkup.
How do I know? I got my order confiscated by Customs earlier this month and since this was my first time they didn't issue any other penalties than that confiscation.
I had to explain why these were brought here, do I have required license yadda yadda. Told them it was for personal use but I did not know they were prescription medicine as you used to be able to get these from sexshops earlier.
Now I am just trying to find alternative route to get my poppers or alternative for poppers.
It was a fun bit of harmless (as possible) fun we had but now even that has been taken away, I guess we have to become hardcore criminals :V
Piet said on Wed, 15 May 2019 at 15:26...
Finland is not part of the European Union? How can poppers be legal in some countries inside the EU and Finland has banned them. I did not think there was any customs inside Eurozone.
Mam said on Thu, 16 May 2019 at 08:17...
Finland has not banned poppers, Piet. They have decided that they fall under the relevant legislation for prescription medicine. It is true that amyl nitrite has medicinal applications, and has done so since the 19th century. Isobutyl, iso-proppyl, have no medicinal application, so it is a blanket rule against volatile nitrites. IBN and IPN are commercially used as cleaning products, or deodorizers, so Helsinki has basically classified a cleaner as a med.