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Legal Status
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Not Approved For
Human Consumption
Possible Analog
5-MeO-AMT is unscheduled in the United States. It is possible that it could be considered an analog (of AMT), in which case, sales for human consumption or possession with the intent to ingest could be prosecuted under the Federal Analogue Act.

The DEA and the US Department of Justice consider 5-MeO-AMT a controlled substance analogue, making it a Schedule I substance when intended for human consumption.

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 have been told of prosecutions for possession and distribution.
Arizona #
Added to the "Dangerous drug" list in April, 2014. The newly listed drugs include : Alpha-methyltryptamine.; (2-aminopropyl) benzofuran (APB); (2-aminopropyl)-2,3-dihydrobenzofuran (APDB); [3-(3-carbamoylphenyl)phenyl]N-cyclohexyl carbamate (URB-597); 5-methoxy-alpha-methyltryptamine; Psilacetin; Fluoroamphetamine; Fluoromethamphetamine; Methiopropamine; Hydroxyphencyclidine (HO-PCP); 2-(methoxyphenyl)-2-(ethylamino)cyclohexanone(Methoxetamine) ; 2-(methoxyphenyl)-2-(methylamino)cyclohexanone(Methoxyketamine) ; Methoxyphencyclidine(MeO-PCP) ; Phencyclidine mimetic substances ; Fentanyl mimetic substances ; N-methyltryptamine mimetic substances. See (thanks H) (last updated Apr 28 2014)
Australia #
The National Drugs and Poisons Schedule Committee formally added 2C-I, 2C-T-2, 2C-T-7, and 5-MeO-AMT to Schedule 9 (the most restrictive) in 2005. See National Drugs and Poisons Schedule Committee Record of Reasons, 43rd Meeting, 22-23 February 2005. (thanks G, SG)
Finland #
5-MeO-AMT 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)
Japan #
5-MeO-AMT is controlled as a "Designated Substance" (Shitei-Yakubutsu) by the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law, making it illegal to possess or sell (see Ref)
Sweden #
Controlled in Sweden as of Oct 1, 2004, see (unconfirmed) (thanks RH)
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.