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Methiopropamine (MPA)
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
Methiopropamine
REGULATED
No
STATUS
Not Approved For
Human Consumption
SCHEDULE
Unscheduled
Methiopropamine is unscheduled in the United States. It is possible that it could be considered an analog (of methamphetamine), but it does not contain a benzene ring and the 5-member ring contains sulfur, rendering it questionable whether it qualifies as "substantially similar to the chemical structure" of methamphetamine. All Federal Analogues are determined in court and threat of prosecution is a real possibility if a drug is sold for recreational use. We are unaware of any cases against individuals for possession alone.

In one article published by the DEA in 2011, the authors claim that "Although it is claimed to be legal, it is a 2-thienyl analog of the Schedule II controlled substance, methamphetamine, and may be controlled within the United States." See Methiopropamine: An Analytical Profile, by Casale JF, Hayes PA (2011)

U.S. STATE LAW #
Arizona #
Added to the "Dangerous drug" list in April, 2014. The newly listed drugs include : Alpha-methyltryptamine.; (2-aminopropyl) benzofuran (APB); (2-aminopropyl)-2,3-dihydrobenzofuran (APDB); [3-(3-carbamoylphenyl)phenyl]N-cyclohexyl carbamate (URB-597); 5-methoxy-alpha-methyltryptamine; Psilacetin; Fluoroamphetamine; Fluoromethamphetamine; Methiopropamine; Hydroxyphencyclidine (HO-PCP); 2-(methoxyphenyl)-2-(ethylamino)cyclohexanone(Methoxetamine) ; 2-(methoxyphenyl)-2-(methylamino)cyclohexanone(Methoxyketamine) ; Methoxyphencyclidine(MeO-PCP) ; Phencyclidine mimetic substances ; Fentanyl mimetic substances ; N-methyltryptamine mimetic substances. See http://legiscan.com/AZ/bill/HB2453/2014. (thanks H) (last updated Apr 28 2014)
Florida #
Added to Schedule I via emergency rule in December, 2012. See myfloridalegal.com/webfiles.nsf/WF/MMFD-92VKZ8/$file/ER+RuleOAGRuleCertification12-11-2012.pdf. (thanks o) (last updated Dec 30, 2012)
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any U.S. state, please let us know.

INTERNATIONAL LAW #
China#
MPA is a controlled substance in China as of Oct 1, 2015. CFDA notice (last updated Mar 2016)
Finland#
MPA is illegal in Finland. (unconfirmed) (last updated Mar 2016)
Germany (Deutschland)#
Falls into Anlage I schedule, meaning illegal to sell for human consumption, as of early 2013. See http://www.bfarm.de/DE/Bundesopiumstelle/Betaeubungsmittel/Sachverst/Sitzungen/Ergebnisse_39.html. (thanks D) (last updated Mar 2016)
United Kingdom#
MPA came under control as a temporary class drug effective Nov 27, 2015. The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) (No. 3) Order 2015 (thanks L) (last updated Mar 2016)
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.