All over the world the legality of steroids is a controversial topic. In some countries like United States it’s illegal to use or possess any anabolic steroid without prescription. In others like Mexico you can buy them without prescription and you can find them in drug stores and pharmacies.

In Canada it’s legal to possess anabolic steroids but it’s illegal to sell and buy them. Possessing steroids enough for personal use you are clear. But on the other hand having more than what you need for personal use you may end up in jail for 18 months if the authorities believe you had an intention to sell them. However if you are caught buying them is a crime thus obtaining them is an issue. Many people refer steroids as “decriminalized” as calling them “legal” is a bit of stretch.

According to customs agent monitoring international mail, anabolic steroids bound for athletes and bodybuilders are the most seized drugs. Agents of CBSA have come into contact with essentially all forms of steroids; liquids, pills, tablets, powder and capsules and it have been a persistent issue over the years. Some the most used steroids by athletes and body builders are Anadrol, Dianabol and Testosterone.

According to experts use of steroids is rampant in the Canadian bodybuilding community. They have ignored the health side effects that come with taking them in substantial doses for long periods. To know exactly how many Canadians are using steroids it’s a bit hard. The number of steroid syringes being distributed is a sign that steroid use is widespread in Canada than one might think. 

The means by which steroids enter Canada according to CBSA is through international mail, commercial cargo shipment or hidden with passengers. Another sophisticated means the smugglers are using is to send raw products from lab made with low –grade pharmaceuticals directly to suppliers in Canada. Three years in prison is the maximum penalty for importation of steroids under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Though the sale of steroids without prescription is illegal, many websites advertise their sale openly even promising same day shipping. Some even state they use express Canadian Post as the shipping method.  Consumers should do a lot of research to find the right online source of these compounds.  Due to their illegality in Canada underground anabolic steroids are sold on the black market and consumer should be cautious with the quality of these substances