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Dihydrocodeine
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
Codeine
REGULATED
Yes
STATUS
Scheduled
SCHEDULE
Schedule II
CLASSIFICATION
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Dihydrocodeine 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 #
Cambodia #
We have been told that dihydrocodeine in extended-release form is widely available over-the-counter at about 50 to 75 cents per pill. (unconfirmed) (thanks M)
Colombia #
One visitor reported that tramadal, codeine with acetaminophen, hydrocodone with ibuprofen (5/200), and dihydrocodeine by itself can be purchased in Colombia over the counter in any drug store. (unconfirmed) (thanks p) (last updated Jun 12 2013)
Japan #
A visitor reported that a product called SS Bon (granules) is available over the counter in Japan, containing 10 mg of dihydrocodeine per packet, 18 packets per box. (unconfirmed) (thanks dn) (last updated July 23 2010)
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.