If one reads the actual law, andrules for implementing it-- it's quite specific--and Jim Shields posted the essentials of it at least 6 months ago,. How come the current responders are debating this ? or forgot it so soon?. It provides that if the law is violated that the receiver of plant materials can be charged, not the sender ( who is in another country), with a fine of up to $10,000 and 6 months in jail. (My memory is serving at this point as reference .) All this is because of the Homeland Security Act, and changes in the federal bureaucracy which puts the importation of plants and materials (formerly under USDA alone-- under Homeland Security). Didn't anybody in the group pay attention except Shields and a few others of us?