U.S. FEDERAL LAW #
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U.S. FEDERAL LEGAL SUMMARY
4-Fluoromethcathinone was added to Schedule I by DEA emergency scheduling on March 7, 2014. See http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/fed_regs/rules/2014/fr0307_2.htm.
U.S. STATE LAW #
Schedule I in Florida. See http://leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0800-0899/0893/0893.html. (thanks s) (last updated Feb 1 2017)
Effective May 13 2011, Georgia banned MDPV, 4-Methylmethcathinone, 4-Fluoromethcathinone, 4-Methoxymethcathinone, Methylone, JWH-200, JWH-250, JWH-081 and related compounds. Making them illegal to possess without a license. See Georgia Senate Bill SB93. (thanks R) (last updated Jul 18 2012)
Effective July 1, 2011 fluoromethcathinone is controlled substances in Indiana. See http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2011/HE/HE1102.1.html">http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2011/HE/HE1102.1.html. (thanks K) (last updated Jul 18 2012)
4-fluoromethcathinone is probably controlled in Kentucky. In 2012, Kentucky passed HR 481 that added controlls for "synthetic drugs". The law states "'Synthetic drugs' means any synthetic cannabinoids or piperazines or any synthetic cathinones.". See http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/12rs/HB481.htm. (thanks dw) (last updated Jan 17, 2013)
In January 2011, the governor of Louisiana emergency scheduled 4-fluoromethcathinone and 3-fluoromethcathinone, among other cathinones. See nolacriminallaw.com. (thanks tsc) (last updated Jul 18 2012)
New Jersey #
New Jersey added six stimulants to Schedule I under an order by the Acting Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs, including: 4-methylmethcathinone, MDPV, Methylone (3,4-methylenedioxymethcathinone, methedrone (4-methoxymethcathinone), 3-fluoromethcathinone, and 4-fluoromethcathinone. See http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/bathsalts/. (thanks es) (last updated Jul 18 2012)
Pennsylvania passed a law on June 23 2011 adding several new drugs to the controlled substances list, including 4-Fluoromethcathinone, and 3-Fluoromethcathinone, making them Schedule I in the state of Pennsylvania. News about the law change refers to banning "bath salts". See http://www.centredaily.com/2011/06/23/2795790/corbett-to-sign-bill-outlawing.html and http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&sessYr=2011&sessInd=0&billBody=S&billTyp=B&billNbr=1006&pn=1304. (thanks t) (last updated Jul 18 2012)
Tennessee enacted a law making it Class A misdemeanor to "produce, manufacture, distribute, sell, or offer to sell" Methylone, MDPV, Mephedrone, Methedrone, Flephedrone, and 3-FMC as of May 2011. See http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0457. (thanks sb) (last updated Jul 18 2012)
Utah banned 17 substances in February 2011, including 4-fluoromethcathinone and 3, fluoromethcathinone. See http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/2011/feb/26/bath_salts_fake_marijuana_banned, Utah.gov 2011 HB23 (thanks smh) (last updated Jul 18 2012)If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any U.S. state, please let us know.
INTERNATIONAL LAW #
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's Minister for Health and Prevention Jakob Axel Nielsen banned "mephedrone", "flephedrone" and ethylcathinone on Dec 18, 2008. As of July 1, 2012, Denmark also created a type of Analogue law that would include cathinones like 4-Methylmethcathinone. See: https://www.retsinformation.dk/forms/R0710.aspx?id=140430 and Ministry of Health and Prevention press release. (thanks Rush; Abrad) (last updated Jul 19, 2012)
4-Fluoromethcathinone was added to Anlage II in January, 2012. See www.bundesrat.de/cln_236/nn_8336/SharedDocs/Drucksachen/2012/0301-400/317-12,templateId=raw,property=publicationFile.pdf/317-12.pdf. (thanks nr) (last updated Oct 15, 2012)
Israel banned four "families" of substances and their derivatives in July 2010. The families are cathinones, methcathinones, amphetamines, and methamphetamines. The new rules are designed to preemptively ban new drugs before they are sold in Israel. See http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=181254. (Thanks A) (last updated Jul 18 2011)
On Aug 25, 2010, 4-Fluoromethcathinone was added to the list of controlled "psychotropic drugs" in the I-P group. See http://isap.sejm.gov.pl/DetailsServlet?id=WDU20101430962. (thanks WO) (last updated Jul 18 2012)
Fluromethcathinone [positional isomers specified] was added to Romania's list of controlled substances in February 2010. See http://salviadivinorum.ro/noile-substante-intezise/. (thanks i) (last updated Jul 18 2012))
4-Fluromethcathinone was added to Schedule 1, effective Oct 1 2010. (Swedish Medical Products Agency's Code of Statutes, LVFS 2010:23; Sep 30 2010
United Kingdom (U.K., Britain) #
4-Fluoromethcathinone was added to the Misuse of Drugs Act under Class B as a part of additional controls on cathinone derivatives/analogs on April 16, 2010. See Home Secretary Bans Mephedrone (Mar 30 2010) and ACMD report on the consideration of cathinones. Importation and sale of these newly banned drugs took effect on March 31, 2010. (thanks bn) (last updated Jul 18 2012)
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