In the Netherlands stills are sold via Marktplaats, the national version of eBay. Possession of a still is forbidden, but for our government home distilling does not seem to have much priority.
Some professional sellers talk about distilling very clean water or making essential oils. Which everybody with this hobby will understand.
Of course I do not know about Canada or the USoA, but when you see stills for sale on eBay, it can give you an idea of the risks.