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Methamphetamine
Legal Status
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U.S. FEDERAL LAW #
Caution :   All legal information should be verified through other sources. [see below]
U.S. FEDERAL LEGAL SUMMARY
Methamphetamine
REGULATED
Yes
STATUS
Scheduled
SCHEDULE
Schedule II
CLASSIFICATION
Stimulant
Methamphetamine 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.

INTERNATIONAL LAW #
Brazil #
Methamphetamine requires a prescription in Brazil. We have been told that it can sometimes be purchased without a prescription. (thanks P)
Canada #
Methamphetamine is Schedule I in Canada starting in 2005. Prior to August 2005, Methamphetamine was Schedule III in Canada. See http://canada.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/other-autre/meth/p2.html. (Note: Canadian schedules are very different than U.S. schedules). See Canada Drug Laws & Policy. However, a unanimous Supreme Court decision in 2011 declared that there is a right under Section 7 of the Charter to have access to clean injection sites, if they are available. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15130282, and http://scc.lexum.org/en/2011/2011scc44/2011scc44.html. (last updated June 27, 2014)
Germany (Deutschland) #
N-Methylamphetamin is a controlled substance and is listed in Category I of the german BTMG. Possession, purchasing, or selling without special license is illegal. (thanks Th) (last updated Sep 28 2017)
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 http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=181254. (Thanks A) (last updated May 12 2011)
New Zealand #
Methamphetamine is Schedule I (Class A) in New Zealand [reference].
Norway #
Methamphetamine is Schedule II in Norway and illegal to buy or possess without a prescription. See Norway Law. (thanks Y)
UK #
Methamphetamine is a Class A drug, the most restrictive category, in the UK. It is illegal to buy, sell, or possess. See UK Law.
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.