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Schedule II
Amphetamine is Schedule II in the United States. This means it is illegal to sell without a DEA license and illegal to buy or possess without a license or prescription.

Brazil #
Amphetamines are schedule A3, requiring a prescription for purchase and a license to sell. We have been told that they can sometimes be purchased without a prescription, though this is illegal. See and (thanks RM, P) (last updated July 3 2011)
Canada #
In Aug 2005, Canada reinstated sales of Adderall XR after banning their sales in Feb 2005. See Health Canada News Release Allowing Adderall XR back on market and BBC. Immediate release Adderall is not approved for sale in Canada. Amphetamine is Schedule I in Canada (was Schedule III until 2012). (Note: Canadian schedules are very different than U.S. schedules). (last updated Oct 1 2012)
China #
Amphetamine is disallowed as a prescription drug in China, with a limited exception for tourists carrying prescriptions in from other countries. Chinese pharmacies do not carry amphetamine-based medicines. It is possible for longer term visitors to have prescriptions imported by mail, but this requires complex paperwork and administrative approval. Taiwan is reportedly more lenient, but amphetamine prescription drugs are still unavailable. (unconfirmed) (thanks J) (last updated May 12, 2013)
Germany #
Amphetamine is BTM Anlage 3 in Germany making it illegal to possess without a BTM prescription. (unconfirmed) (thanks PM)
Israel #
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 (Thanks A) (last updated May 12 2011)
New Zealand #
Amphetamine was recategorized from class B2 to the stricter class B1 controlled substance on Aug 2 2005. See (thanks M)
Norway #
Amphetamine is Schedule II in Norway and illegal to buy or possess without a prescription. See Norway Law. (thanks Y)
Poland #
Amphetamine is included in the Appendix II-P group of Poland's Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law, making it illegal to buy, sell, possess, or use. (thanks T)
Portugal #
Effective July 2001, personal use of amphetamine without a prescription was decriminalized by Law 30/2000 (see text of law). Possession of less than 1 g is not regarded as a criminal offense, though the substance is liable to be seized and the possessor can be referred to mandatory treatment. Sale, or possession of quantities greater than the personal possession limit, are criminal offenses punishable by jail time. (thanks P)
U.K. #
Amphetamine is Schedule 2/Class B in the U.K. making it illegal to possess without a prescription. Note that U.K. law changes any Class B drug to a Class A drug if it is prepared for injection. See U.K. Law.
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.