Are poppers legal in Germany?

We have been dealing with the legal situation of poppers in Germany since 2004. In our blog post “ Are poppers legal in Germany ” you will find a detailed answer to the question of whether poppers are legal in Germany or not.

Are poppers drugs?

Poppers are not drugs and are not subject to the Narcotics Act in Germany. Poppers do not create addiction. We still hear very often that poppers are drugs. This is completely wrong.

Are poppers anesthetic?

In order for substances to fall under the Narcotics Act, certain prerequisites must be met, such as the generation of dependency. This is not the case with poppers. It has been confirmed several times in recent years by various German authorities that poppers are not subject to the Narcotics Act.

Are poppers medicinal?

Poppers are medicines in Germany and actually fall under the Medicines Act in Germany. For this reason we do not sell the poppers in Germany as poppers, but also as leather cleaners. In Switzerland, poppers are not medicinal products and are not covered by the Medicines Act because they do not have the medical purpose for which they are intended. Swissmedic last confirmed this fact in 2021. Since you buy your poppers from a Swiss company, you can also buy the poppers as poppers and not necessarily as a leather cleaner.

The purchase of poppers for private use has been a gray area in Germany for decades. But you are on the safe side because you are buying the poppers from a company based in Switzerland (Oxymoron AG).

The possession of poppers for private use is legal in Germany.

If you mean sniffing the nitrite bottle when you take it, then everything is fine. Do not drink poppers under any circumstances, otherwise you have a serious health problem, which can be fatal.

Can I take poppers across the border?

The subject of poppers is subject to different legal provisions in each country. In addition, the local customs employees are trained very differently and there are sometimes strange statements about poppers during border controls (also at the German external borders).

Our recommendations:
– when entering Germany and when entering one of our four neighboring countries by land: carry no more than 3 small bottles of poppers with you across the border
– When entering a country by air: first inquire comprehensively about the legal situation of poppers in the respective destination country. If you wish, we will be happy to help you with this.

Can I take poppers in my hand luggage on the plane?

No. Poppers / nitrites are flammable liquids. The IATA regulates which liquids are allowed in hand luggage or checked baggage. Flammable liquids such as poppers are prohibited. See the list of SWISS: prepare / baggage / dangerous- goods

Can I resell poppers?

Nobody will punish you if you sell one of your poppers bottles to a friend. If you trade in poppers on a commercial basis, you risk administrative proceedings and criminal proceedings incl. Post from the prosecutor’s office.