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Controlled Substance
Schedule I
2C-E is currently in 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.

In July, 2012, the US signed into Federal law a long list of new substances added to Schedule I including 4-methylmethcathinone (Mephedrone); 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV); 2-(2,5-Dimethoxy-4-ethylphenyl)ethanamine (2C-E); 2-(2,5-Dimethoxy-4-methylphenyl)ethanamine (2C-D); 2-(4-Chloro-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)ethanamine (2C-C); 2-(4-Iodo-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)ethanamine (2C-I); 2-[4-(Ethylthio)-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl]ethanamine (2C-T-2); 2-[4-(Isopropylthio)-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl]ethanamine (2C-T-4); 2-(2,5-Dimethoxyphenyl)ethanamine (2C-H); 2-(2,5-Dimethoxy-4-nitro-phenyl)ethanamine (2C-N); (28) 2-(2,5-Dimethoxy-4-(n)-propylphenyl)ethanamine (2C-P).


There are currently several cases pending in U.S. federal court against online vendors for selling research chemicals. These cases may address the question of whether this chemical could be legally defined as an analog of a scheduled substance. We are unaware of any cases against individuals for possession alone (7/24/04).
Alabama #
Effective Feb 3, 2013, the Alabama State Board of Health added 2C-E to Schedule I. See (thanks n) (last updated Apr 10 2015)
Louisiana #
2C-C, 2C-E, 2C-D, 2C-T-2, 2C-T 2C-T-4, 2C-H, 2C-N, 2C-P, 4-FA, 4-FMA, 6-APDB, 5-APDB, 5-APB6-APB, MDAI, 5-IAI, 4-HO-DIPT, 5-MeO-DMT, 5-MeO-MIPT, 5-MeO-DALT, DIPT, Methoxetamine, and the NBOMe compounds are Schedule I (as of June 2013). See (thanks ch) (last updated Mar 15, 2014)
Minnesota #
In May 2011, Minnesota passed a law adding a number of cathinone-derivatives, psychedelic phenethylamines, and cannabinoid receptor agonists to Schedule I. The banned phenethylamines include 2C-E. See (thanks k) (last updated July 25 2011)
Oklahoma #
In May 2011, Oklahoma passed a law adding a number of cathinone-derivatives, psychedelic phenethylamines, and cannabinoid receptor agonists to Schedule I. The banned phenethylamines include 2C-E. See (thanks U) (last updated June 28 2011)
Pennsylvania #
A number of psychedelic phenethylamines are controlled under Schedule I (illegal without a license) in Pennsylvania, including 2C-C, 2C-D, 2C-E, 2C-I, 2C-T-2, 2C-T-4, 2C-H, 2C-N, and 2C-P. See (thanks t) (last updated June 24 2011)
Vermont #
Classified under "Hallucinogenic drugs" (Title 18, Chapter 84, Section 4235) : Illegal to possess, distribute, etc. Added July 2012. See and (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.

Brazil #
On Feb 18, 2014, a series of chemicals were controlled in Brazil, including the -NBOMe series, Metylone (bk-MDMA), 2C-C, 2C-D, 2C-E, 2C-F, 2C-I, 2C-T-2, 2C-T-7, and MXE (Methoxetamine). (thanks e) (last updated Feb 19 2014)
2C-E is not listed under Canadian law and Canada has no analog law, thus 2C-E is currently conidered legal to possess in Canada. (unconfirmed) (thanks sm, g) (last updated Oct 22, 2014)
China #
2C-E is controlled in China as a Category I psychotropic substance, illegal to sell, buy, import, export, and manufacture 4-methylmethcathinone as of September 2010. See China's SFDA announcement. (thanks n) (last updated Nov 25, 2015)
Denmark #
Denmark added 2C-E, 2C-P, DOC, and DOI to the list of Schedule I controlled substances as of April 8, 2007. See ELDD. (Last Updates Apr 5 2007)
Finland #
2C-E was banned in Finland in December 2014. A new government regulation was enacted in Finland that banned over 100 psychoactive chemicals. See Finland's Prohibited Psychoactive Substances: December 19, 2014. (last updated Dec 26, 2014)
Germany (Deutschland) #
2C-E is controlled in Germany. See (last updated Sep 17, 2015)
Israel #
In December 2007, 2C-E was added to Israel's list of controlled substances, making it illegal to buy, sell, or possess. (thanks A)
Japan #
2C-E is controlled as a "Designated Substance" (Shitei-Yakubutsu) by the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law, making it illegal to possess or sell (see Ref)
New Zealand #
New Zealand has a catch-all Analogues section in Schedule 3 / Class C of their drug laws that would make 2C-I, 2C-E, DOI, DOB, ephedrine, and pseudoephedrine Schedule 3 compounds in New Zealand. See for more information about this.
Sweden #
Controlled in Sweden as of Oct 1, 2004 (see (thanks RH and others)
United Kingdom (U.K. England, Wales, Scotland) #
The 2002 amendment to the Misuse of Drugs Act added all phenethylamines and makes 2C-E a Class A substance, illegal to produce, supply, or possess. (thanks L) (last updated Jan 23 2010)
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any other country, please let us know.

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.