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May 1970 PMA is available on the street in the United States. 1  
1972 Several deaths attributed to MDA in 1972 and 1973 in the U.S. appear to actually have been caused by PMA being sold as MDA.    [More Info]
Sep 21, 1973 PMA is placed in Schedule I of the CSA, making it illegal to buy, sell, or possess. 2  
mid 1970s PMA is sold as a recreational psychoactive under the names 'Chicken Yellow' and 'Chicken Powder'. 3  
1980s PMA withdraws from circulation on the street market. There are few if any reported cases of PMA related deaths between the late 1970s and the early-1990s. 4  
early 1990s Several deaths in Australia originally reported as MDMA (ecstasy) related deaths are determined to have been caused by PMA sold as Ecstasy.    [More Info]
2000 Two PMA related deaths are reported in Chicago after PMA is yet again sold as ecstasy.    [More Info]
2000 - 2001 Nearly 20 deaths around the world are attributed to tablets containing PMA sold as Ecstasy. 5   [Details]

  1.   Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. Microgram. May 1970;3(3):3.
  2.   38 FR 26447
  3.   Shulgin AT, Shulgin A. PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story. Transform Press. 1991.
  4.   Stafford P. Psychedelics Encyclopedia. Ronin. 1992.
  5.   DEA. "The Hallucinogen PMA". Drug Intelligence Brief. Oct 2000.