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2C-I is currently in Schedule I in the United States. This means it is illegal to manufacture, buy, possess, or distribute (sell, trade or give) without a DEA license.

In July, 2012, the US signed into Federal law a long list of new substances added to Schedule I including 4-methylmethcathinone (Mephedrone); 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV); 2-(2,5-Dimethoxy-4-ethylphenyl)ethanamine (2C-E); 2-(2,5-Dimethoxy-4-methylphenyl)ethanamine (2C-D); 2-(4-Chloro-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)ethanamine (2C-C); 2-(4-Iodo-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)ethanamine (2C-I); 2-[4-(Ethylthio)-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl]ethanamine (2C-T-2); 2-[4-(Isopropylthio)-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl]ethanamine (2C-T-4); 2-(2,5-Dimethoxyphenyl)ethanamine (2C-H); 2-(2,5-Dimethoxy-4-nitro-phenyl)ethanamine (2C-N); (28) 2-(2,5-Dimethoxy-4-(n)-propylphenyl)ethanamine (2C-P).


Alabama #
Effective Feb 3, 2013, the Alabama State Board of Health added 2C-I to Schedule I. See (thanks n) (last updated Apr 10 2015)
Louisiana #
2C-C, 2C-E, 2C-D, 2C-T-2, 2C-T 2C-T-4, 2C-H, 2C-N, 2C-P, 4-FA, 4-FMA, 6-APDB, 5-APDB, 5-APB6-APB, MDAI, 5-IAI, 4-HO-DIPT, 5-MeO-DMT, 5-MeO-MIPT, 5-MeO-DALT, DIPT, Methoxetamine, and the NBOMe compounds are Schedule I (as of June 2013). See (thanks ch) (last updated Mar 15, 2014)
Minnesota #
In May 2011, Minnesota passed a law adding a number of cathinone-derivatives, psychedelic phenethylamines, and cannabinoid receptor agonists to Schedule I. The banned phenethylamines include 2C-I. See (thanks m) (last updated Oct 9 2011)
Oklahoma #
In May 2011, Oklahoma passed a law adding a number of cathinone-derivatives, psychedelic phenethylamines, and cannabinoid receptor agonists to Schedule I. The banned phenethylamines include 2C-I. See (thanks U) (last updated June 28 2011)
Pennsylvania #
A number of psychedelic phenethylamines are controlled under Schedule I (illegal without a license) in Pennsylvania, including 2C-C, 2C-D, 2C-E, 2C-I, 2C-T-2, 2C-T-4, 2C-H, 2C-N, and 2C-P. See (thanks t) (last updated June 24 2011)
Wisconsin #
Wisconsin added 2C-I to its list of controlled substances in July 2011. See (thanks a) (last updated Aug 22, 2011)
Vermont #
Classified under "Hallucinogenic drugs" (Title 18, Chapter 84, Section 4235) : Illegal to possess, distribute, etc. Added July 2012. See and (Thanks DW) (last updated Jul 23, 2012)
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any other U.S. state, please let us know.

Australia #
The National Drugs and Poisons Schedule Committee formally added 2C-I, 2C-T-2, 2C-T-7, and 5-MeO-AMT to Schedule 9 (the most restrictive) in 2005. See National Drugs and Poisons Schedule Committee Record of Reasons, 43rd Meeting, 22-23 February 2005. (thanks G, SG)
Belgium #
2C-I was added to the list of illegal psychotropic substances on Nov 8, 2004 [Moniteur Belge/Belgisch Staatsblad].
Brazil #
On Feb 18, 2014, a series of chemicals were controlled in Brazil, including the -NBOMe series, Metylone (bk-MDMA), 2C-C, 2C-D, 2C-E, 2C-F, 2C-I, 2C-T-2, 2C-T-7, and MXE (Methoxetamine). (thanks e) (last updated Feb 19 2014)
2C-I is not listed under Canadian law and Canada has no analog law. (unconfirmed) (thanks g) (last updated June 27, 2014)
China #
2C-I is controlled in China as a Category I psychotropic substance, illegal to sell, buy, import, export, and manufacture 4-methylmethcathinone as of September 2010. See China's SFDA announcement. (thanks n) (last updated Nov 25, 2015)
Czech Republic #
The Czech Republic added a number of recent drugs to their controlled lists in early 2011, including BZP, 2C-I, PMMA, synthetic cannabinoids, and a variety of cathinone derivates including 4-methyl-methcathinone and MDPV. The Czech Republic has decriminalized possession of small amounts of most recreational drugs, so penalties for possession are quite low. See Czech Drug Law. (thanks p) (last updated Apr 17 2011)
Denmark #
2C-I is reportedly illegal in Denmark as of May 2002 : ('Bekendtg0relse nr 305 af 16. maj 2002 om aendring af bekendtg0relse om euforserende stoffer') [link].
Estonia #
Estonia added a number of drugs to Schedule I in February 2011. These include MDPV, Methylone, Butylone, Methedrone, Naphyrone, CP 47496, HU-210, JWH-018, JWH-019, JWH-073, JWH-081 ,JWH-200, JWH-250, 2C-I, 2C-T-2, 2C-T-7, and 3-FMC. See 2C-B and Mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone) were already controlled in Estonia. (thanks 1001) (last updated Feb 16 2011)
E.U. #
EU Council published an order on Dec 6 2003, asking all member states to control 2C-I, 2C-T-2, 2C-T-7, and TMA-2 within 90. See Final Rule here. This binding order went against a non-binding EU Commission's recommendation from earlier in 2003. The Commission did not recommend controlling these chemicals because of lack of evidence of problems: Commission of the European Communities : Report from the Comission to the Council : TMA-2, 2C-I, 2C-T-2, and 2C-T-7.
France #
2C-I was added to the list of controlled substances in August 2004 as a "synthetic other" of mescaline. [Reference]
Germany #
2C-I is schedule I (Highest level of control). It can not be prescribed, manufactured, or possessed as of Sep, 1999 (listed as 4-Iod-2,5-dimethoxyphenetylazan). See German BtMG.
Finland #
Finland is moving to control 2C-I, TMA-2, 2C-T-2, and 2C-T-7 despite these being extremely rare in Finland. The recommendation can be found at: (thanks H)
Greece #
2C-I is illegal to possess in Greece: Table A of Law 1729/87.
Ireland #
2C-I is illegal to possess in Ireland (Schedule 1) according to the EMCDDA.
Israel #
In December 2007, 2C-I was added to Israel's list of controlled substances, making it illegal to buy, sell, or possess. (thanks A)
Italy #
2C-I was added to the "Tabella 1" (list of prohibited plants and substances) in a Jan 11, 2005 Ministry of Health statement. (Text of Jan 11 2005 decree: Gazzetta Ufficiale N. 54 del 07 Marzo 2005; text of Jun 2004 ordinance) (thanks X, AG, GBH)
Japan #
2C-I is controlled as a "Designated Substance" (Shitei-Yakubutsu) by the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law, making it illegal to possess or sell (see Ref)
New Zealand #
New Zealand has a catch-all Analogues section in Schedule 3 / Class C of their drug laws that would make 2C-I, 2C-E, DOI, DOB, ephedrine, and pseudoephedrine Schedule 3 compounds in New Zealand. See for more information about this.
Portugal #
Portugal enacted a law in January 2005 to control 2C-I, 2C-T-2, 2C-T-7, and TMA-2. (thanks PL) See : law changes and Psychoactives Law : Portugal
Sweden #
2C-I is illegal to possess in Sweden (Class I) as of March 16, 2004 ( (thanks WP)
Switzerland #
2C-I is listed in Anhang D of the DetMV from Dec 12, 1996 and is illegal to possess in Switzerland. a href=""> (thanks p, wp) (last updated may 31, 2009)
U.K. #
2C-I is controlled as a Class A drug under the broad Misuse of Phenethylamines Act.
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any other country, please let us know.

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