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Benzylpiperazine
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
Benzylpiperazine
REGULATED
Yes
STATUS
Scheduled
SCHEDULE
Schedule I
CLASSIFICATION
Stimulant
SCH. DATE
Sep 20, 2002
BZP is 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.

On September 20, 2002, the DEA placed BZP and TFMPP into Schedule I by emergency order. On March 18, 2004, BZP was "permanently" placed in Schedule I. See the DEA's Notice of Intent to Schedule and their Final Order to Emergency Schedule for more details.

U.S. STATE LAW #
Florida #
Oklahoma #
In June 2008, BZP was made Schedule I in Oklahoma, making it illegal to buy, sell, or possess effective as of November 1, 2008.
Vermont #
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)
Virginia #
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any other U.S. state, please let us know.

INTERNATIONAL LAW #
Australia #
BZP is controlled nationally in Australia and is also specifically listed in most Australian states. The Australian National SUSDP's rulings are automatically added to each state's laws, thus BZP is controlled in every Australian state. Although the state-by-state listings of chemicals is mostly a point of trivia and not very important to the legal situation, it appears that BZP and TFMPP are scheduled in the highest drug restriction schedule in Vic, NSW, SA, NT and Qld. (thanks TW of http://shaman-australis.com.au/)
Austria #
BZP is controlled under Austria's Addictive Substances Law (Suchtmittelgesetz, SMG) making it illegal to buy, sell, pass on, possess, or produce. Added on July 15th 2009. See rs.bka.gv.at. (thanks ChEck iT!) (last updated May 16 2011)
Canada #
BZP and TFMPP are now in Schedule III in Canada. See http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-38.8/page-25.html#h-28. (thanks m) (last updated Jun 19 2012)
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 #
As of Dec 3, 2005, Denmark banned 2C-T-4, BZP, TFMPP, mCPP, and MeOPP as of Dec 3, 2005
European Union #
On March 3, 2008, the Council of the European Union issued a decision directing member states to move to control BZP because of its recreational use. "Member States shall take the necessary measures, in accordance with their national law, to submit 1-benzylpiperazine (also known as 1-benzyl-1,4-diazacyclohexane, N-benzylpiperazine or - less precisely - as benzylpiperazine or BZP) to control measures proportionate to the risks of the substance, and criminal penalties, as provided for under their legislation complying with their obligations under the 1971 United Nations Convention on Psychotropic Substances." For a full text of this, see March 2008 EU Council Decision on BZP. (Last Updated March 10 2008)
France #
On May 15 2008, BZP was declared a narcotic and is now illegal to buy, sell, or possess in France (see Classement comme stupéfiant de la BZP). (thanks LLM)
Germany #
As of March 1 2008, BZP is illegal to buy, sell, or possess in Germany (see Einundzwanzigste Verordnung zur Änderung betäubungsmittelrechtlicher Vorschriften). (thanks dirk)
Greece #
BZP became a controlled substance in Greece on Feb 18, 2003 [EU Legal Database].
Ireland #
BZP and TFMPP are not controlled in Ireland or the UK and are increasingly available in tablets sold at dance parties. Medicine control boards in both countries are looking into it. (unconfirmed) (thanks SH)
Israel #
In December 2007, BZP was added to Israel's list of controlled substances, making it illegal to buy, sell, or possess. (thanks A)
Italy #
On June 26, 2007, BZP was added to Italy's list of controlled substances. [Reference] (thanks AG)
Malta #
As of June 2006, BZP is controlled as a psychotropic drug in Malta under legal notice LN 135, and is illegal to possess under most circumstances. (thanks SV)
New Zealand #
In March, 2008, the New Zealand Parliament passed a law banning BZP-based pills. The law takes effect on Apr 1, 2008, banning sales immediately but giving the public six months to legally possess up to 5 grams or 100 tablets before they are completely banned. After the grace period, BZP will be treated as a Class C drug. (thanks TWM and ME) (Last Updated Mar 31, 2008)
Sweden #
We have been told that as of March 1, benzylpiperazine is a controlled substance in Sverige. (unconfirmed)
United Kingdom (Britain) #
The British government has announced that BZP will be controlled by the end of 2009. Although BZP and TFMPP are not currently listed as controlled drugs in Ireland or the UK and were increasingly available in tablets sold by party shops, according to a British "legal highs" shop, a health agency has declared them to be prescription-only drugs and this has ended their wide availability. See The Independent, Mar 20, 2007. (unconfirmed) (thanks O, SH, RM) (Mar 2007)
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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