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Schedule I
(effective Jan 19 2011)
5-MeO-DMT was added to Schedule I effective Jan 19, 2011. This means it is illegal to manufacture, buy, possess, or distribute (sell, trade or give) without a DEA license.


Leading up to its control as a Schedule I drug: On August 21, 2009, the DEA entered a proposed rule change in the Federal Register (Volume 74, Number 161) to Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. It is extremely likely that this rule will become final and 5-Meo-DMT will become Schedule I in the United States. On October 28, 2009, the DEA extended the comment period to November 27, 2009. See

China #
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)
Florida #
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)
Nebraska #
Schedule I (Reference)
Oklahoma #
Schedule I (Nov 1, 2008)
S. Dakota #
Schedule I : 5-methoxy-N, N-Dimethyltryptamine. Feb 2003
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any other U.S. state, please let us know.

Belgium #
According to one visitor, 5-MeO-DMT is not controlled under Belgian law, although DMT is (DMT is controlled under the 1971 UN Convention) (unconfirmed) (thanks s) (last updated Aug 27, 2013)
Canada #
According to one visitor, 5-MeO-DMT is not controlled under Canadian law. See Law Canada. (thanks f) (last updated Apr 17 2011)
Denmark #
As of December 1, 2004, 5-MeO-DMT is legally restricted to "medical or scientific purposes". See EMCDDA. (thanks Vman and Ali)
Finland #
5-MeO-DMT 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 #
Schedule I / Highest level of control, unable to be prescribed, manufactured, or possessed as of Sep, 1999. (listed as [2-(5-Methoxyindol-3-yl)ethyl]dimethylazan) (see Deutsche BtMG or
Greece #
5-MeO-DMT became a controlled substance in Greece on Feb 18, 2003 [EU Legal Database].
Japan #
5-MeO-DMT is controlled as a "Designated Substance" (Shitei-Yakubutsu) by the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law, making it illegal to possess or sell (see Ref)
Netherlands #
5-MeO-DMT is not controlled as a listed drug in the Opium List: List 1 (Hard) or List 2 (Soft). (Thanks PJ) (Last updated Aug 30, 2023)
New Zealand #
5-MeO-DMT is Schedule I (Class A) in New Zealand [reference]. (thanks BC)
Russian Federation #
5-MeO-DMT became controlled in the Russian Federation starting October, 2011. See (thanks n) (last updated Jan 2 2012)
South Africa #
5-MeO-DMT is NOT classified under the Drug and Drug Trafficking Act No. 140 of 1992 as a "Undesirable Dependence Producing Substance". See, but could be considered an "ether" of Bufotenin (5-OH-DMT) or possibly DMT and ethers and esters of the listed substances are also considered controlled. (thanks MvS) (last updated April 18 2011)
Sweden #
Controlled in Sweden as of Oct 1, 2004 (see (thanks RH)
Switzerland #
5-MeO-DMT is Schedule I in Switzerland. (unconfirmed) (thanks NP)
Ukraine #
5-MeO-DMT is controlled in the Ukraine. See (thanks p) (Last Updated Aug 30 2017)
United Kingdom #
5-MeO-DMT is a Schedule I/Class A drug in the United Kingdom, making it illegal to buy or possess without a license.
(thanks OW)
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any other country, please let us know.

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