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Legal Status
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Schedule I
Jan 6, 1994
2C-B 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.

Australia #
2C-B is controlled in Australia and is also on the list of substances subject to import and export controls. See Australian Psychoactive Law.
Appendix B: Substances Subject to import and export controls
Belgium #
2-CB was added to the list of illegal psychotropic substances on April 30, 2002. See Moniteur Belge/Belgisch Staatsblad, where it is listed as "2-CB". (unconfirmed) (thanks s) (last updated Sep 14, 2011)
Brazil #
2C-B is listed as a controlled substance, making production, distribution, or possession illegal. It is reportedly uncommon in Brazil. (thanks P)
Schedule III. Listed as 4--bromo--2,5--dimethoxybenzeneethanamine. Added April 1997. See
Estonia #
2C-B is Schedule I [reference]. (thanks TJJ)
The U.N. Narcotics Commission added 2C-B to Schedule II in March 2001.
Finland #
2C-B is in Finland's list of controlled substances, in the hard-drug category. (last updated Oct 8, 2012)
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)
Scheduled Summer 1998. Until that time it was marketed as a sexual aid named "Performax".
Scheduled as a hard drug on July 9th, 1997.
Norway #
Schedule II as of March 22, 2004. Listed as 4-bromo-2,5-dimethoxyphenethylamine. Norwegian Law Reference: (thanks RAS)
Poland #
2C-B is schedule I (I-P group) in Poland. (No Reference)
Russian Federation #
2C-B became controlled in the Russian Federation starting October, 2011. See (thanks n) (last updated Jan 2 2012)
Serbia #
2C-B is controlled in Serbia. See (thanks q) (last updated May 27 2016)
Spain #
2C-B was added to Category 2 prohibited substances in 2002. (see announcement of the Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo). (thanks B)
2C-B was placed in schedule I in Sweden on Jun 13, 2002. It was first regulated April 1, 1999 through a new law, concerning "Compounds dangerous to ones health", a type of "emergency scheduling". Swedish Law Reference.
Switzerland #
2C-B is listed in Anhang D of the DetMV and is illegal to possess in Switzerland. See We believe it was added to the controlled list on 1/1/2002, but do not have any documentation of that date. (thanks P) (last updated May 31, 2009)
2C-B is Schedule I in the U.K., making it illegal to sell, buy, or possess without a license.
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any other country, please let us know.

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