U.S. FEDERAL LAW #
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U.S. FEDERAL LEGAL SUMMARY
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Ethylcathinone is unscheduled in the United States. It is possible that it could be considered an analog of a scheduled substance, 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 (Mar 03 2008).
U.S. STATE LAW #
Schedule I in Florida. See http://leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0800-0899/0893/0893.html. (thanks t) (last updated Feb 8 2017)
Classified under "Depressant and stimulant drugs" (Title 18, Chapter 84, Section 4234) : Illegal to possess, distribute, etc. Added July 2012. See healthvermont.gov/regs/documents/regulated_drugs_emergency_rule_annotated.pdf and http://www.leg.state.vt.us/statutes/fullsection.cfm?Title=18&Chapter=084&Section=04234. (Thanks DW) (last updated Jul 23, 2012)
Schedule I. http://www.mygov365.com/legislation/view/id/4f15545049e51b63146f1200/tab/overview/ : HB 508 Approved by Governor Apr 18, 2012 - Effective 7/1/12 and http://legiscan.com/gaits/text/631633. (Thanks NR) (last updated July 22, 2012)
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INTERNATIONAL LAW #
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)
Ethylcathinone is not currently scheduled in Canada. However, because Canada has an "analogue" rule, it is possible that ethylcathinone could be considered a controlled analog of a controlled substance and thus controlled itself. Health Canada has made unofficial statements that indicate they consider cathinone-based structures to be analogs of amphetamines. See http://isomerdesign.com/Cdsa/definitions.php?structure=C and http://www.rechem.ca/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=12. (thanks m) (last updated Aug 6, 2014)
Denmark's Minister for Health and Prevention Jakob Axel Nielsen banned "mephedrone", "flephedrone" and ethylcathinone on Dec 18, 2008. (thanks Abrad; from Ministry of Health and Prevention press release)
In December 2007, N-ethylcathinone was added to Israel's list of controlled substances, making it illegal to buy, sell, or possess. (thanks A)
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CAUTION & DISCLAIMER #
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