U.S. FEDERAL LAW #
Caution : All legal information should be verified through other sources. [see below]
U.S. FEDERAL LEGAL SUMMARY
Bk-MBDB was emergency scheduled on March 7, 2014, making it Schedule I for a period of up to two years. It will almost certainly be permanently scheduled at the end of the "emergency" period.
U.S. STATE LAW #
bk-MBDB 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)
Classified under "Depressant and stimulant drugs" (Title 18, Chapter 84, Section 4234) : Illegal to possess, distribute, etc. Added July 2012. See healthvermont.gov/regs/documents/regulated_drugs_emergency_rule_annotated.pdf and http://www.leg.state.vt.us/statutes/fullsection.cfm?Title=18&Chapter=084&Section=04234. (Thanks DW) (last updated Jul 23, 2012)
Schedule I. http://www.mygov365.com/legislation/view/id/4f15545049e51b63146f1200/tab/overview/ : HB 508 Approved by Governor Apr 18, 2012 - Effective 7/1/12 and http://legiscan.com/gaits/text/631633. (Thanks NR) (last updated July 22, 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)
Bk-MBDB is reportedly not controlled in Denmark and available through online and private vendors. (unconfirmed) (thanks SL) (last updated May 30 2007)
BK-MBDB 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)
Bk-MBDB was controlled in Israel in 2009. See http://www.nevo.co.il/law_html/law01/P170_001.htm (thanks d) (last updated Jul 20, 2013)
bk-MBDB is controlled as a "Designated Substance" (Shitei-Yakubutsu) by the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law, making it illegal to possess or sell (see Ref)
The "Derivatbestemmelsen" is an Analog Act-type law in Norway that controls 4-methylmethcathinone, Bk-MBDB, Bromo-Dragonfly, 1,4butanediol, GBL, and MBDB. See legemiddelverket.no. (thanks o) (last updated April 29 2009)
Slovak Republic #
Starting March 1, 2011, MDBD, bk-MBDB, bk-MDMA, and 4-Methylmethcathinone are controlled in the Slovak Republic. See http://www.nrsr.sk/Dynamic/Download.aspx?DocID=350863. (thanks J) (last updated Feb 15 2011)
United Kingdom (U.K., Britain) #
bk-MBDB was added to the list of Class B controlled substances and became illegal to sell or possess without a proper license or prescription on April 16, 2010. (thanks jr) (last updated Apr 20 2010)
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any other country, please let us know.
CAUTION & DISCLAIMER #
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