The Answer is, Yes it is legal to purchase ephedrine hcl and ephedra online and have it shipped to the state of Florida. However there are very strict restrictions on ephedrine purchases but there are NO restrictions on buying ephedra. The Following is the the Florida Law.
Florida Law 893.1495 states that the retail sale of ephedrine and related compounds is regulated by the following rules.
A person may not knowingly obtain or deliver to an individual in any retail over-the-counter sale any nonprescription compound, mixture, or preparation containing ephedrine or related compounds in excess of the following amounts:
In any single day, any number of packages that contain a total of 3.6 grams of ephedrine or related compounds. In any 30-day period, in any number of retail, over-the-counter sales, a total of 9 grams or more of ephedrine or related compounds.
A person who is the owner or primary operator of a retail outlet where any nonprescription compound, mixture, or preparation containing ephedrine or related compounds is available for sale may not knowingly allow an employee to engage in the retail sale of such compound, mixture, or preparation unless the employee has completed an employee training program that shall include, at a minimum, basic instruction on state and federal regulations relating to the sale and distribution of such compounds, mixtures, or preparations.
Any person purchasing, receiving, or otherwise acquiring any nonprescription compound, mixture, or preparation containing any detectable quantity of ephedrine or related compounds must:
1. Be at least 18 years of age.
2. Produce a government-issued photo identification showing his or her name, date of birth, address, and photo identification number or an alternative form of identification acceptable under federal regulation 8 C.F.R. s. 274a.2(b)(1)(v)(A) and (B).
3. Sign his or her name on a record of the purchase, either on paper or on an electronic signature capture device.
The retailer is required to report.
The date and time of the transaction. The name, date of birth, address, and photo identification number of the purchaser, as well as the type of identification and the government of issuance. The number of packages purchased, the total grams per package, and the name of the compound, mixture, or preparation containing ephedrine or related compounds. The signature of the purchaser, or a unique number relating the transaction to a paper signature maintained at the retail premises. Recordkeeping system must be retained within the system for no less than 2 years following the date of entry.
The requirements of this section relating to the marketing, sale, or distribution of products containing ephedrine or related compounds supersede any local ordinance or regulation passed by a county, municipality, or other local governmental authority.
This section does not apply to:
(a) Licensed manufacturers manufacturing and lawfully distributing products in the channels of commerce.
(b) Wholesalers lawfully distributing products in the channels of commerce.
(c) Health care facilities licensed under chapter 395.
(d) Licensed long-term care facilities.
(e) Government-operated health departments.
(f) Physicians’ offices.
(g) Publicly operated prisons, jails, or juvenile correctional facilities or private adult or juvenile correctional facilities under contract with the state.
(h) Public or private educational institutions maintaining health care programs.
(i) Government-operated or industry-operated medical facilities serving employees of the government or industry operating them.
(11) Any individual who violates subsection (2), subsection (3), or subsection (4) commits:
(a) For a first offense, a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.083.
(b) For a second offense, a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(c) For a third or subsequent offense, a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
Information contained within the recordkeeping system shall be disclosed in a manner authorized by state or federal law. Any retailer or entity that collects information on behalf of a retailer as required by the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005 and this section may not access or use that information, except for law enforcement purposes pursuant to state or federal law or to facilitate a product recall for public health and safety.
A person who sells any product containing ephedrine or related compounds who in good faith releases information under this section to federal, state, or local law enforcement officers, or any person acting on behalf of such an officer, is immune from civil liability for the release unless the release constitutes gross negligence or intentional, wanton, or willful misconduct.