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Legal Status
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Schedule I
MDMA is Schedule I in the United States. This means it is illegal to manufacture, buy, possess, or distribute (sell, trade or give) without a DEA license.

MDMA is being studied for medical utility around the world. The medical research may eventually result in changes to the legal status. However the bad design of the United Nations 1970 Single Convention on Psychotropic Substances and the United States' worse Controlled Substances Act will inhibit and hamstring moving psilocybin out of the class of drugs that have near-total prohibition.

Austria #
MDMA is illegal to buy, sell, or possess in Austria. (thanks JK).
Belgium #
MDMA is illegal to buy, sell, or possess in Belgium.
Brazil #
MDMA is listed as a controlled substance, making production, distribution, or possession illegal. (thanks P)
Canada #
MDMA is Schedule I in Canada. Prior to the March 2012 "Safe Streets and Communities Act" MDMA, amphetamines, and analogs had been Schedule III. (thanks S) (last updated May 26 2014)
Denmark #
MDMA is illegal to buy, sell, or possess in Denmark. (unconfirmed) (thanks Z)
Egypt #
MDMA is Schedule 3 in Egypt meaning it requires a prescription or license to legally possess. (unconfirmed) (thanks BP)
Finland #
MDMA is in Finland's list of controlled substances, in the hard-drug category. (last updated Oct 8, 2012)
Germany #
MDMA is Schedule I in Germany (the most restrictive category). It is illegal to buy, sell, or possess, except for limited medical or research purposes. (thanks JK).
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)
Netherlands #
MDMA is classified as a "hard drug" in the Netherlands, making it illegal to sell, manufacture, or possess in large amounts. However, possession of small amounts for personal use is ignored and generally not prosecuted, yet it is still illegal. (thanks F) (last updated Jun 19 2013)
New Zealand #
MDMA was recategorized from class B2 to the stricter class B1 controlled substance on Aug 2 2005. See (thanks M)
Norway #
MDMA is Schedule I in Norway, illegal to buy or possess without a license. See Norway Law (thanks Y)
Peru #
According to Article 2999 in the Peruvian penal code, personal possession of small amounts individual drugs is not a crime. The list of maximum quantities include 2000mg of cocaine, 5000 mg cocaine basic paste, 8000 mg of cannabis, 2000mg of cannabis derivatives, 1000 mg of opium latex or 200mg of opium derivatives, 250mg of MDA or MDMA. See (unconfirmed) (thanks cr) (last updated Feb 26, 2013)
Portugal #
Effective July 2001, personal use of MDMA 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)
Sweden #
MDMA is illegal to buy, sell, or possess in Sweden, but we have been unable to find the specifics of the law. (thanks G)
U.K. #
MDMA is Schedule I/Class A in the U.K., making it illegal to sell, buy, or possess without a license.
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.