U.S. FEDERAL LAW #
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U.S. FEDERAL LEGAL SUMMARY
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6-APB is unscheduled in the United States. It is possible that it could be considered an analog (of MDA), in which case, sales for human consumption or possession with the intent to ingest could be prosecuted under the Federal Analogue Act though we are unaware of any such existing cases (01/26/11).
U.S. STATE LAW #
6-APB and 5-APB are now Schedule I by law as of Apr 29, 2013. Previously, 6-APB and 5-APB were added to Schedule I by emergency rule in Florida as "APB ((2-aminopropyl)benzofuran)". See myfloridalegal.com/webfiles.nsf/WF/MMFD-92VKZ8/$file/ER+RuleOAGRuleCertification12-11-2012.pdf, but this emergency rule appears to have expired after 90 days. There is a senate bill that would control 5/6-APB along with a dozen other stimulants and cannabinoids, but it has not yet passed into law. See http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2013/0294. (SB 294). (thanks CM) (last updated May 14, 2013)
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 http://www.legis.state.la.us/lss/lss.asp?doc=98877. (thanks ch) (last updated Mar 15, 2014)
Minnesota added 6-APB (and by 'analog' extension 5-APB) to its Schedule I in 2012. See https://www.revisor.mn.gov/laws/?id=240&year=2012&type=0. (thanks w) (last updated May 9, 2013)
One visitor reported that a person in Nevada had charges dropped after the white powder they were arrested with was confirmed to be 6-APB. (unconfirmed) (last updated May 6, 2013)
South Carolina #
One visitor reports that some municipalities have banned the sale, though 6-APB is not yet controlled by the state. One product sold as "Mindful Cleaning Product". (unconfirmed) (thanks dm) (last updated Mar 2 2013)
6-APB is a Schedule I substance in Wisconsin as of mid 2018. See http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/961.pdf. (thanks dd) (last updated Aug 18 2018)
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any other U.S. state, please let us know.
INTERNATIONAL LAW #
6-APB is not yet controlled in Brazil. (unconfirmed) (thanks g) (last updated Oct 11, 2013)
6-APB, 5-APB, Buphedrone, 3,4-Dimethylmethcathinone, Ethylphenidate, 3-Fluoromethcathinone, Pentedrone, and alpha-PVP became controlled in July, 2013. See http://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/fileadmin/dateien/Downloads/B/Betaeubungsmittelgesetz/27_BtMAEndV.pdf and http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/btmg_1981/index.html. (thanks jl) (last updated Jul 21 2013)
6-APB was controlled on April 17, 2013 (Decreto-Lei n.o 54/2013). See http://www.dre.pt/pdf1s/2013/04/07500/0225402257.pdf (in portuguese). (thanks g) (last updated Oct 11, 2013)
6-APB was controlled in Sweden in September 2012. See http://www.riksdagen.se/sv/Dokument-Lagar/Lagar/Svenskforfattningssamling/Forordning-199958-om-forbud_sfs-1999-58/?bet=1999:58. (thanks a) (last updated Dec 30 2012)
United Kingdom (U.K., Britain) #
5-APB, 5-MAPB, 6-APB, 6-MABP, 6-APDB, N-Methyl-5-APDB, 6-APDB, N-Methyl-5-APDB, 5-IT, and 6-IT were controlled via a temporary control measure as of June 10, 2013. See https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nbome-and-benzofury-to-be-banned and http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22771232. (thanks a) (last updated July 1, 2013)
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any other country, please let us know.
CAUTION & DISCLAIMER #
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