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Legal Status
by Erowid
Caution :   All legal information should be verified through other sources. [see below]
NBOMe Series
25-I-NBOMe was permanently added to Schedule I effective October 27, 2016, after three years of temporary scheduling that began on November 13, 2013. See DEA Federal Register: Placement of Three Synthetic Phenethylamines Into Schedule I.
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On Nov 13, 2015, the DEA extended the emergency scheduling of 25I-, 25C-, and 25B-NBOMe by one year, until Nov 2016.

On Nov 15, 2013, the DEA added 25I-, 25C-, and 25B-NBOMe to Schedule I using their emergency scheduling powers, making those NBOMe compounds "temporarily" in Schedule I for two years. It is nearly guaranteed that after two years, these will be permanently added to Schedule I. Having these three chemicals in Schedule I also makes the rest of the NBOMe series probable Controlled Substance Analogues when intended for human consumption. For these three compounds sales, possession, manufacture, and distribution are all crimes under US law.

In June 2013, Erowid was contacted by an individual saying they were being prosecuted under the Analogue Act for distribution of 25I-NBOMe (unconfirmed). In mid 2013, there was an ongoing federal case in the U.S. by the Department of Homeland Security attempting to prosecute 25I-NBOMe under the federal analog act. [erowid private correspondence with defendant]

An informal evaluation by Robert Block of Wisconsin's Controlled Substances Board in September 2011 stated that he believed 25I-NBOMe to qualify as an analog of 2C-I (a Schedule I controlled substance in Wisconsin). "I would like to first make clear that all statements made to your questions are 'MY' opinion and I am neither speaking on behalf of the Wisconsin Crime Laboratories or the Controlled Substances Board (I am the current Chair of CSB). [...] It is my opinion that 25I-NBOMe would qualify as an analog of 2C-I [...]." See

One technical note about 25-*-NBOMe legal status: The primary (easiest) synthetic route for producing 25I-, 25C-, and 25B-NBOMe uses the related controlled substance (2C-I, 2C-C, and 2C-B, respectively) as the precursor chemical. It is likely that NBOMe-compounds sourced from lower-end sources might also contain tiny, detectable amounts of these controlled substance.

Although not unique to NBOMe-type compounds, individuals have been charged with crimes (and in at least one case, convicted) for being present when someone else has died after taking an NBOMe. In the death of Stephanie Hobson, her boyfriend plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter after she died and he had failed to immediately call 911 for medical assisstance in the state of North Carolina. In another case, the husband of Renee Honaker was charged with murder after she took a piece of blotter they believed to contain LSD and subsequently died.
Arkansas #
25I-NBOMe does not yet appear controlled in Arkansas, though 25C-NBOMe was added to Schedule I in Arkansas in May, 2013 See Arkansas Controlled Substances List Update, May 22 2013 (PDF). (thanks m) (last updated Jun 17 2013)
Florida #
Added to Schedule I via emergency rule in December, 2012. See$file/ER+RuleOAGRuleCertification12-11-2012.pdf. (thanks o) (last updated Dec 30, 2012)
Georgia #
Added to Schedule I in April, 2013. (unconfirmed) (thanks j) (last updated Jul 30 2013)
Louisiana #
Virginia #
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any U.S. state, please let us know.

Brazil #
The -NBOMe series of psychoactives became controlled in Brazil as of Feb 18, 2014. The listed drugs include 25I-NBOMe, 25C-NBOMe, 25D-NBOMe, 25B-NBOMe, 25E-NBOMe, 25N-NBOMe, 25P-NBOMe, 25T2-NBOMe,25T2-NBOMe, 25T7-NBOMe, 25H-NBOMe. (thanks e) (last updated Feb 19 2014)
Schedule III as of Oct 12 2016. "2C-phenethylamines and their salts, derivatives, isomers and salts of derivatives and isomers that correspond" to a broad definition that includes the NBOMe group. See (thanks r) (last updated May 29 2016)
Israel #
The -NBOMe series of psychoactives became controlled in Israel in May, 2013. See (thanks i) (last updated June 7 2013)
Italy (Italia) #
25I-NBOMe is controlled in Italy, added to TABELLA I in Feb 2015. See (thanks V) (last updated Jun 28 2015)
Netherlands #
Russian Federation #
The -NBOMe series of psychoactives became controlled in the Russian Federation starting October, 2011. See (thanks n) (last updated Jan 2 2012)
Sweden #
The -NBOMe series of psychoactives has reportedly been added to the controlled substances list in Sweden, effective Aug 1, 2013. (unconfirmed) (last updated Jul 18 2013)
United Kingdom (U.K., Britain) #
25I-NBOMe and 25C-NBOMe were controlled in the UK as Class A drugs in June 2014. Previously, the NBOMe compounds issued a temporary control of the NBOMe compounds as of June 10, 2013. Prior to that, the broad "phenethylamine" controlled class in Britain did not include NBOMes for technical reasons. See See and (thanks w) (last updated Apr 10, 2015)
International Summary #
In June 2014, the EMCDDA reported the legal status of 25I-NBOMe as uncontrolled under international law:
25I-NBOMe is currently controlled under drug control legislation in Brazil, Denmark, Israel, Latvia, Slovenia, Norway, Russia, Sweden and areas of Australia (Queensland and New South Wales). [...] [under] a temporary class order in the United Kingdom (from June 2013 to be reviewed in June 2014) and under temporary Schedule I control in the USA (November 2013). In Austria, Hungary, Poland and Romania, 25INBOMe is subject to control measures under legislation covering unauthorised supply of defined or qualifying new psychoactive substances. In Finland and the Netherlands, 25I-NBOMe is subject to control measures under medicines legislation. Sixteen Member States (Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, and Slovakia) and Turkey have reported that 25I-NBOMe is not subject to control measures at the national level. No information was provided regarding the control status of 25I-NBOMe in Spain. See
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.