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Fentanyl
Legal Status
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U.S. FEDERAL LAW #
Caution :   All legal information should be verified through other sources. [see below]
U.S. FEDERAL LEGAL SUMMARY
Fentanyl
REGULATED
Yes
STATUS
Scheduled
SCHEDULE
Schedule II
CLASSIFICATION
Opiate
Fentanyl is Schedule II in the United States. This means it is illegal to sell without a DEA license and illegal to buy or possess without a license or prescription.

INTERNATIONAL LAW #
Australia #
Fentanyl is a border controlled substance under Criminal Code Act 9.1.314 and is additionally controlled by several states and territories. (thanks Z)
Canada #
Fentanyl is schedule I in Canada. (Note: Canadian schedules are very different than U.S. schedules). In at least some parts of Ontario, those prescribed fentanyl patches must return their used patches in order to receive prescription refills. See http://www.pcchu.ca/2014/02/18/local-healthcare-providers-collaborate-to-address-misuse-of-fentanyl-in-peterborough/ and http://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/4905577-fentanyl-patch-program-aims-to-reduce-accidental-overdoses/. One visitor tells us that this policy will be implemented for all of Ontario as of Jan 1, 2015, but we've been unable to find confirmation of that. (thanks G) (last updated Oct 13 2014)
Italy (Italia) #
Listed in Tabella I of "Tabelle delle sostanze stupefacenti e psicotrope", making it illegal to possess, purchase, or sell. (see Tabelle delle sostanze stupefacenti e psicotrope. (thanks a) (last updated Dec 16, 2015)
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any other country, please let us know.

CAUTION & DISCLAIMER #
Erowid legal information is a summary of data gathered from site visitors, government documents, websites, and other resources. We are not lawyers and can not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided here. We do our best to keep this information correct and up-to-date, but laws are complex and constantly changing. Laws may also vary from one jurisdiction to another (county, state, country, etc)...this list is not comprehensive.