Is MHRB Legal?

If you are interested in Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark you probably have as many questions as I did.

The first question I was asking was “Is Mimosa Hostilis legal in the United States?”

The answer I found was yes it is legal as long as it is not intended for human consumption. MHRB is used in a large number of things. Some example of its uses are as follows Jean Shorts Dyed with Mimosa Hostilis

Dyes – Mimosa Hostilis is used it make a very beautiful deep purple color because it contains a large amount of tannin. See the shorts on the right.
Natural Treatment of Skin Wounds – The inner root bark is believed to have antibiotic and pain reliving qualities. Although not backed by the FDA it was used in South America for hundreds of years.

Although MHRB is legal it has a possibility of being abused just like canned dusters. So say you went into the electronics store every day and bought 200 bottles of compressed air dusters. They would probably start to get suspicious after awhile. It is generally the same way with Mimosa Hostilis.

Another thing to consider is what form it comes in. The consensus is that if you order root bark from outside the country it should not be ground but the whole inner root bark. If you need ground MHRB for your purposes though you should order from a domestic source so it doesn’t have to pass through customs.

The other primary consideration is how much are you going to order? Most sources I have read say that you should always order less than 5kg at a time or someone might think you are distributing something illegal. You do not want the DEA knocking on your door for making dyed jeans.

I hope this was helpful that’s what it’s for. If there is anything that I can add please leave me a comment.

 

Earlier in September Sonoran Song was raided by the DEA and others.

“Excuse the generic-ness of my reply, but we have a lot of people to contact and some very similar info to tell them. First of all…thanks for being one of the awesome people who have ever contacted us or bought from us. We have some distressing news that we need to share. 
The Situation:
Unfortunately we were raided by the DEA last week. For a number of weeks, we had seen an increasing quantity of mimosa held up in US Customs for an unusually long time. It seems that they tested the mimosa and found that it contained a controlled substance. Instead of letting us know this information via a warning (such as a notice of seizure), they decided to storm our house and offices. We were surrounded by local police, ICE (customs) agents, & DEA goons with submachine guns. We were cuffed while they tore through our house and office. They seized all of our mimosa, along with many other legal botanicals, computer equipment, and documents. They spent several hours messing up the house and office, invading our privacy and accusing us of all sorts of criminal activities. When they were done, they simply let us go and told us to contact them if we had any further questions. It seems that their primary objectives were to put us out of business, and to scare other vendors into ending MHRB sales. Throughout August, US Customs have also been holding packages for many other major vendors, and most (if not all) have now been forced to cease selling MHRB from the USA. 


Your privacy:
While the DEA did seize our computer equipment, they did not seize any passwords nor demand access to any of our order-management systems or records, such as our merchant account, order processing tools, or shipping software. All of the software packages that we use are online-only, and are password-protected. No data is stored locally. According to access logs, no access attempts have been made to these systems by anyone except ourselves. We even had lots of shipping labels and receipts sitting out, but these were not taken.”

At this point I don’t think that anyone is selling Mimosa Hostilis in the United States. I have found a couple places that are selling to the US but they aren’t domestic. You can check them out here

Comments (7)

  1. dik

    Im a lil confused. We make custom shirts for bands, teams, etc. and even do a periodic sale of tie dyed tees that were so the rage in the sixties and seventies. We’ve researched a little about this mimosa hostilis dye and that it makes a kick azz purple color on white fabric. My question is, are the mimosa hostilis trees the same mimosa trees that grow in the gulf states?

    • Joey Jurema

      I think the kind you are thinking of is mimosa pudica. It isn’t the same thing. I think that mimosa tenuifloria could grow in Florida if properly cared for.

  2. John

    It’s just a damned disgrace ~ even if one is talking about Ayahuasca. It’s not a recreational drug and should not be regarded as such by the authorities. You can’t even liken it to LSD or Psilocybin containing fungi. You can’t go to a rave and party whilst taking Ayahuasca (well you can try, but it’ll be a shocker!).
    There is literally no true freedom in the USA. I sincerely hope that I bid it good riddance forever one day.

  3. Jodie Chaca

    There is NO end to the ignorance of the NANNY STATE. We employ heroic measures to medically extend the life a terminally ill person. Then we waste the lives of perfectly well people by incarcerating them for no rational reason. Do you want your tax money wasted on this nonsense? Don’t you care about lives wasted in prison because of “criminal” plants, fungus, tree bark, seeds? Do you like paramilitary forces with automatic weapons waging a war in the United States, against their own citizens? It is not a war on drugs, it is a war on PEOPLE, who do not fall into the narrow minded categories of behavior ordained as acceptable by our politicians who are frequently misinformed.

  4. Jason Eaves

    Hi, I am fighting legalities of MHRB that I was arrested for possessing 56 grams in Iowa. I was arrested April 3 of 2012, and am still currently fighting it. It was marked on the bag “Not for human consumption”, I’m charged with the tax stamp violation and the county attorney wants me to do time over it. Any advice or can u tell me anything from your experiences to help? thanks
    Jason

    • Joey Jurema

      How did it turn out? All I can really say is that the police in Iowa can be some real bastards. I mean seriously it’s treebark for making tie dyed shirts.

  5. Steve

    Thank you for the insight and glad to here you all are okay. I to hope this will settle down.

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