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 #
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 #
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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