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Not Approved For
Human Consumption
Update: On March 18, 2004, TFMPP's emergency scheduling was *removed*. According to the DEA's Federal Register entry:
"... under recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a scientific evaluation of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the DHHS did not recommend control of TFMPP. Accordingly, TFMPP will no longer be controlled under the CSA after March 19, 2004."
Previous Status: On July 18th, 2002, the DEA announced its intent to schedule BZP & TFMPP. On September 20, after two months, they issued their final order to temporarily place both BZP and TFMPP in Schedule I. The temporary scheduling will last up to 18 months or until they permanently schedule the substance. See the DEA's final order to emergency schedule for more details.

Florida #
Georgia #
TFMPP is listed as a Schedule I controlled substance. (thanks ns) (last updated Aug 26 2009)
Hawaii #
TFMPP appears to be Schedule I in Hawaii. See July 2004 Amendment.
Texas #
TFMPP was briefly added to Schedule I in Texas in October 2002, but then removed on April 27, 2004.
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any other U.S. state, please let us know.

Australia #
TFMPP is controlled nationally in Australia and is also specifically listed in most Australian states. The Australian National SUSDP's rulings are automatically added to each state's laws, thus TFMPP is controlled in every Australian state. Although the state-by-state listings of chemicals is mostly a point of trivia and not very important to the legal situation, it appears that BZP and TFMPP are scheduled in the highest drug restriction schedule in Vic, NSW, SA, NT and Qld. (thanks TW of
Belgium #
TFMPP was added to the list of illegal psychotropic substances on Nov 8, 2004 [Moniteur Belge/Belgisch Staatsblad].
Canada #
BZP and TFMPP are now in Schedule III in Canada. See (thanks m) (last updated Jun 19 2012)
China #
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)
Finland #
TFMPP was banned in Finland in December 2014. A new government regulation was enacted in Finland that banned over 100 psychoactive chemicals. See Finland's Prohibited Psychoactive Substances: December 19, 2014. (last updated Dec 26, 2014)
Germany (Deutschland)#
TFMPP was added to Anlage II in January, 2012. See,templateId=raw,property=publicationFile.pdf/317-12.pdf. (thanks nr) (last updated Oct 15, 2012)
Greece #
TFMPP became a controlled substance in Greece on Feb 18, 2003 [EU Legal Database].
Greece #
TFMPP became a controlled substance in Greece on Feb 18, 2003 [EU Legal Database].
Israel #
In December 2007, TFMPP was added to Israel's list of controlled substances, making it illegal to buy, sell, or possess. (thanks A)
New Zealand #
Sale of TFMPP, which is often mixed with vitamins and BZP, is restricted by age of purchaser. NZ's Health Department is experimenting with a novel status for some piperazines. (See Non-traditional Designer Substances: A new category of psychoactives in New Zealand, May 2004)

As of May 2005, We have been told that BZP and TFMPP pills are not legally age restricted and can be bought over-the-counter in specialty and convenience stores. Speciality rave-related shops generally enforce an 18+ age restriction when manufacturers print "R18" on the packets. Piperazine products are popular and for the most part are considered socially acceptable - with the most recent pills containing a 300 mg piperazine blend. There is also an energy drink available with 75 mg BZP per 250 ml can, although there is more legal controversy over the drink than the capsules. There are around 20 varieties of pill available. (unconfirmed) (thanks G)
Poland #
TFMPP is controlled in Poland. See (thanks p) (last updated Aug 1 2011)
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.