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Q: Hi. I have seen this notice on erowid.org:



"On January 28, 2003, the DEA formally announced its intention to place both AMT & 5-MeO-DiPT into schedule I through the emergency scheduling procedure. There is a 30 day waiting period before such emergency scheduling can occur, after which the DEA has up to 18 months to permanently schedule the substance. Once it is placed in emergency schedule I, it will be illegal to buy, sell or possess without a DEA license."



I assumed that would mean that these substances would become illegal (in states other than Illinois, where it is already scheduled) some time near the end of February 2003. However, I have recently heard the claim that the emergency scheduling of AMT base, AMT HCl, and 5-MeO-DIPT has a possibility of taking place by March 28th 2003, but not any sooner.



One of my friends and I have been arguing about it (really, we have nothing better to do); so just out of curiosity, what is the current legal status of AMT in states other than Illinois?


A: The DEA has a required 30 day waiting period after they announce their intention to emergency scheduling a substance. They officially announced their intention to emergency schedule AMT and 5-MeO-DiPT on Jan 28th, 2003. So as of 30 days later (Feb 28th, 2003) they have the ability to finalize the emergency scheduling.



Often, they take longer than the required 30 days. In the case of 2C-T-7 which was scheduled last summer, it took them 2 months (instead of the required 30 days) to finalize the scheduling. This might be where the confusion came in. The simple answer to you question is that the emergency scheduling of these substances can take place anytime after Feb 28th, 2003.



peace,

fire

Asked By : iso240
Answered By : fire
Published Date : 3 / 2 / 2003
Last Edited Date : 3 / 8 / 2007
Question ID : 3035

Categories: [ 5-MeO-DiPT ] [ AMT ] [ Law ]



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