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Cathinone
Legal Status
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U.S. FEDERAL LAW #
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U.S. FEDERAL LEGAL SUMMARY
Cathinone
REGULATED
Yes
STATUS
Scheduled
SCHEDULE
Schedule I
CLASSIFICATION
Stimulant
Cathinone and Methcathinone are both Schedule I in the United States. This means they are illegal to manufacture, buy, possess, or distribute (sell, trade or give) without a DEA license.

INTERNATIONAL LAW #
Canada #
Cathinone is schedule III in Canada.
Israel #
Cathinone, Cathine, and Methcathinone were added to the list of controlled Dangerous Drugs in early November, 2004 after cathinone was sold in capsules "Hagigat" and several people were reported to have required medical attention. See Haaretz.com. See Psychoactives Law : Israel. Further, 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, KP, ELI) (last updated May 12 2011)
Italy (Italia) #
Listed in Tabella I of "Tabelle delle sostanze stupefacenti e psicotrope", making it illegal to possess, purchase, or sell. (see Tabelle delle sostanze stupefacenti e psicotrope. (thanks a) (last updated Dec 16, 2015)
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any other country, please let us know.

CAUTION & DISCLAIMER #
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.