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Methylone
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
Methylone
REGULATED
Yes
STATUS
Scheduled
SCHEDULE
Schedule I
On Oct 21, 2011, the DEA emergency scheduled MDPV, 4-Methylmethcathinone, and Methylone. On April 12, 2013, the DEA issued a final rule adding methylone to Schedule I. See http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-04-12/html/2013-08673.htm.

Methylone is currently in 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.

U.S. STATE LAW #
Florida #
In January 2011, it was reported that Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi issued an emergency ban on MDPV, Methylone, Mephedrone, 3-methoxymethcathinon, 3-fluoromethcathinone, and 4-fluoromethcathinone as media attention on products labeled as "bath salts" grew. These chemicals are now Schedule I under Florida law. See http://www.mephedronedrug.com/mephedrone-banned-in-florida/. (thanks rcm, bea) (last updated Mar 20 2011)
Georgia #
Effective May 13 2011, Georgia banned MDPV, 4-Methylmethcathinone, 4-Fluoromethcathinone, 4-Methoxymethcathinone, Methylone, JWH-200, JWH-250, JWH-081 and related compounds. Making them illegal to possess without a license. See Georgia Senate Bill SB93. (thanks R) (last updated May 28 2011)
Indiana #
Effective July 1, 2011 MDPV, Fluoromethcathinone, Mephedrone, Methylone, Methedrone, and 4-ethylmethcathinone are controlled substances in Indiana. See http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2011/HE/HE1102.1.html">http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2011/HE/HE1102.1.html. (thanks K) (last updated June 6 2011)
Kentucky #
Methylone is probably controlled in Kentucky. In 2012, Kentucky passed HR 481 that added controlls for "synthetic drugs". The law states "'Synthetic drugs' means any synthetic cannabinoids or piperazines or any synthetic cathinones.". See http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/12rs/HB481.htm. (thanks dw) (last updated Jan 17, 2013)
Louisiana #
In January 2011, the governor of Louisiana emergency scheduled 3,4-Methylenedioxymethcathinone (Methylone), 3,4-Methyenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), 4-Methylmethcathinone (Mephedrone), 4-methoxymethcathinone (Methedrone), 4-Fluoromethcathinone (Mephedrone), and 3-Fluoromethcathinone (3-FMC). See nolacriminallaw.com. (thanks tsc) (last updated Jan 8 2011)
Minnesota #
In May 2011, Minnesota passed a law adding a number of cathinone-derivatives, psychedelic phenethylamines, and cannabinoid receptor agonists to Schedule I. The banned cathinone-derivates include Methylone (3,4-md-methcathinone). See https://www.revisor.mn.gov/laws/?id=53&doctype=chapter&year=2011&type=0. (thanks k) (last updated July 25 2011)
New Jersey #
New Jersey added six stimulants to Schedule I under an order by the Acting Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs, including: 4-methylmethcathinone, MDPV, Methylone (3,4-methylenedioxymethcathinone, methedrone (4-methoxymethcathinone), 3-fluoromethcathinone, and 4-fluoromethcathinone. Rule is effective for 270 or until a law is passed to incorporate this emergency rule. See http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/bathsalts/. (thanks es) (last updated Jun 28 2011)
New Mexico #
Methylone is controlled in New Mexico. See 2011 SB 134 http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/keyword.aspx?Title=cannabinoid&year=11. (Thanks B) (last updated Jul 12 2011)
Ohio #
In July 2011, Ohio passed HB 64 banning five synthetic cannabinoids and six synthetic cathinones (including Methylone) to their Schedule I, making them illegal to buy, sell, or possess without a license. See http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/BillText129/129_HB_64_EN_N.html. (thanks k) (last updated Jul 20 2011)
Oklahoma #
In May 2011, Oklahoma passed a law adding a number of cathinone derivatives, psychedelic phenethylamines, and cannabinoid receptor agonists to Schedule I. The banned list of chemicals includes Methylone. See http://newlsb.lsb.state.ok.us/BillInfo.aspx?Bill=SB919&Session=1100. (thanks U) (last updated June 28 2011)
Pennsylvania #
Pennsylvania passed a law on June 23 2011 adding several new drugs to the controlled substances list, making 3,4-methylenedioxymethcathinone (Methylone), 3,4-Methyenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), 4-Methylmethcathinone (Mephedrone), 4-Methoxymethcathinone, 4-Fluoromethcathinone, and 3-Fluoromethcathinone all Schedule I in the state of Pennsylvania. News about the law change refers to banning "bath salts". See http://www.centredaily.com/2011/06/23/2795790/corbett-to-sign-bill-outlawing.html and http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&sessYr=2011&sessInd=0&billBody=S&billTyp=B&billNbr=1006&pn=1304. (thanks t) (last updated June 24 2011)
Tennessee #
Tennessee enacted a law making it Class A misdemeanor to "produce, manufacture, distribute, sell, or offer to sell" Methylone, MDPV, Mephedrone, Methedrone, Flephedrone, and 3-FMC as of May 2011. See http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0457. (thanks sb) (last updated June 30 2011)
Texas #
Texas added Methylone to its list of "penalty group 2" controlled substances as of September 1, 2011. See http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/82R/billtext/html/HB02118F.htm. (last updated Aug 17 2011)
Vermont #
Classified under "Depressant and stimulant drugs" (Title 18, Chapter 84, Section 4234) : Illegal to possess, distribute, etc. Added July 2012. See healthvermont.gov/regs/documents/regulated_drugs_emergency_rule_annotated.pdf and http://www.leg.state.vt.us/statutes/fullsection.cfm?Title=18&Chapter=084&Section=04234. (Thanks DW) (last updated Jul 23, 2012)
Virginia #
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any other U.S. state, please let us know.

INTERNATIONAL LAW #
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 #
As of Mar 14, 2013, Methylone is not listed on the Canadian schedules of controlled drugs. See http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-38.8/page-24.html. Some Canadian vendors offer methylone for sale inside Canada. (thanks d) (last updated March 14, 2013)
Denmark #
As of Feb 8, 2008, methylone is illegal in Denmark except for scientific and medicinal uses - see ELDD notice (English), KRIMI article (Danish). (thanks M, MX, S)
Estonia #
Estonia added a number of drugs to Schedule I in February 2011. These include MDPV, Methylone, Butylone, Methedrone, Naphyrone, CP 47496, HU-210, JWH-018, JWH-019, JWH-073, JWH-081 ,JWH-200, JWH-250, 2C-I, 2C-T-2, 2C-T-7, and 3-FMC. See https://www.riigiteataja.ee/aktilisa/1090/2201/1004/109022011004Lisa1.pdf. 2C-B and Mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone) were already controlled in Estonia. (thanks 1001) (last updated Feb 16 2011)
Finland #
Finland has added Methylone to its list of controlled substances, in the hard-drug category. See (in Finnish) http://www.iltasanomat.fi/kotimaa/art-1288452412062.html. (thanks a) (last updated Oct 8 2012)
Germany (Deutschland)#
Methylone was added to Anlage II in January, 2012. See www.bundesrat.de/cln_236/nn_8336/SharedDocs/Drucksachen/2012/0301-400/317-12,templateId=raw,property=publicationFile.pdf/317-12.pdf. (thanks nr) (last updated Oct 15, 2012)
Netherlands #
Methylone was available in smartshops until early April, 2005, when Public Health Minister Hoogervorst stated that his department considered it illegal. See Explosion Brand Methylone.
Netherlands #
One visitor reports that methylone is sold in smartshops under the name "Bliss" in both powder and tablet form as of January 2011. (unconfirmed) (thanks ah) (last updated Jan 18 2011)
Slovak Republic #
Starting March 1, 2011, Spice-type cannabinoid receptor agonists, 4-Fluoroamphetamine, MDBD, bk-MBDB, bk-MDMA (methylone), and 4-Methylmethcathinone are controlled in the Slovak Republic. See http://www.nrsr.sk/Dynamic/Download.aspx?DocID=350863. (thanks J) (last updated Feb 15 2011)
United Kingdom (U.K., Britain) #
Methylone was added to the Misuse of Drugs Act under Class B as a part of additional controls on cathinone derivatives/analogs on April 16, 2010. See Home Secretary Bans Mephedrone (Mar 30 2010) and ACMD report on the consideration of cathinones. Importation and sale of these newly banned drugs took effct on March 31, 2010. (thanks bn) (last updated Apr 13 2010)
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any other country, please let us know.

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