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Schedule I
Methoxetamine was uncontrolled in the US until July 6, 2022, when it was added to Schedule I, the most restrictive list of drugs in the United States. This means it is illegal to manufacture, buy, possess, or distribute (sell, trade or give) without a DEA license.

Methoxetamine is not a clear analog of any Schedule I or II controlled substance and is therefore not a controlled substance Analogue under the U.S. Analogue Act.

Alabama #
Effective Jan 21, 2015, the Alabama State Board of Health added Methoxetamine to Schedule I. See (thanks n) (last updated Apr 10 2015)
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 (thanks H) (last updated Apr 28 2014)
Florida #
Added to Schedule I via emergency rule in December, 2012. See$file/ER+RuleOAGRuleCertification12-11-2012.pdf. (thanks o) (last updated Dec 30, 2012)
Indiana #
Added to Schedule I via HB1196 in 2012. See (thanks g) (last updated Apr 12, 2013)
Louisiana #
2C-C, 2C-E, 2C-D, 2C-T-2, 2C-T 2C-T-4, 2C-H, 2C-N, 2C-P, 4-FA, 4-FMA, 6-APDB, 5-APDB, 5-APB6-APB, MDAI, 5-IAI, 4-HO-DIPT, 5-MeO-DMT, 5-MeO-MIPT, 5-MeO-DALT, DIPT, Methoxetamine, and the NBOMe compounds are Schedule I (as of June 2013). See (thanks ch) (last updated Mar 15, 2014)
Minnesota #
Schedule I. Added as of Aug 2012 following Controlled a number of chemicals including Methoxetamine (MXE), 2C-E, 2C-I, 2C-P, 2C-T-4, 2C-T-7, 2-CB-FLY, Bromo-DragonFLY, AMT, DiPT, 4-AcO-DMT, 4-AcO-DET, MDAI, and others. (thanks y) (last updated Mar 19, 2013)
North Dakota #
Schedule I. North Dakota added methoxetamine to Schedule I along with a large number of substances on November 30, 2012. See Curiously the date inside the PDF is given as Feb 26, 2010, but that is the date that the rule allowing for this type of emergency scheduling. (thanks P) (last updated Nov 30, 2012)
Ohio #
Schedule I. Ohio added methoxetamine to Schedule I along with a large number of substances in December 2012. See (thanks B) (last updated Oct 23 2013)
Virginia #
Utah #
Methoxetamine is listed as a controlled substance in Utah. See We are not entirely certain which schedule this makes Methoxetamine, but we assume Schedule I equivalent. (thanks hm) (last updated Sep 16, 2014)
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any U.S. state, please let us know.

Brazil #
On Feb 18, 2014, a series of chemicals were controlled in Brazil, including the -NBOMe series, Metylone (bk-MDMA), 2C-C, 2C-D, 2C-E, 2C-F, 2C-I, 2C-T-2, 2C-T-7, and MXE (Methoxetamine). (thanks e) (last updated Feb 19 2014)
Canada #
Published in Jan 2011, Health Canada declared Methoxetamine an analogue of ketamine, in Schedule I of the CDSA. We have not found a clear law nor a final signed rule, but see (thanks R) (last updated Mar 31 2015)
China #
Methoxetamine is 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)
Croatia #
According to one visitor, MXE is controlled in Croatia as an analog of ketamine. (unconfirmed) (thanks t) (last updated Nov 9, 2015)
France #
Methoxetamine was added to the list of controlled substances as a stupefiant in August 2013. See (thanks o) (last updated Sep 26, 2013)
Germany (Deutschland)#
Japan #
Methoxetamine was controlled in Japan on July 1, 2012. One visitor writes: "possession and and personal use of substance obtained is okay it is declared DESIGNATED. However importation and production and selling/sharing of substance is illegal." (unconfirmed) (thanks pp, k) (last updated July 11, 2012)
Netherlands #
Russian Federation #
Methoxetamine became controlled in the Russian Federation starting October, 2011. See (thanks n) (last updated Jan 2 2012)
United Kingdom (Britain, UK) #
Methoxetamine was permanently added to U.K's Class B drug list in February, 2013 after being controlled under the U.K.'s new "temporary class drug" on April 5, 2012. See and : Methoxetamine: New powers used to ban legal high. (last updated Mar 7, 2013)
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.