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Psychoactive Lotus / Lily
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
Blue Lotus
REGULATED
No
STATUS
Not Approved For
Human Consumption
SCHEDULE
Un-Scheduled
Psychoactive Lotus/Lily (Nymphaea caerulea, Nymphaea ampla, Nelumbo nucifera) is uncontrolled in the United States. This means all parts of the plant and its extracts are legal to cultivate, buy, possess, and distribute (sell, trade or give) without a license or prescription. If sold as a supplement, sales must conform to U.S. supplement laws. If sold for consumption as a food or drug, sales are regulated by the FDA.

U.S. STATE LAW #
Louisiana #
Effective Aug 8, 2005 (signed into law Jun 28, 2005) Louisiana Act No 159 makes 40 plants illegal, including Nymphaea caerulea, when intended for human consumption. The law specifically excludes the "possession, planting, cultivation, growing, or harvesting" of these plants if used "strictly for aesthetic, landscaping, or decorative purposes." (Act No. 565; House Bill No. 173, 2010. (last updated Sep 29 2011)
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any other U.S. state, please let us know.

INTERNATIONAL LAW #
Australia #
Not currently controlled in Australia, selling for human consumption may be controlled by medical regulations and may not be legal. (unconfirmed) (thanks callan)
Russia #
In April 2009, Nymphaea caerulea was banned along with Spice and related products, Salvia divinorum, Argyreia nervosa and others. See http://english.pravda.ru/hotspots/crimes/14-04-2009/107400-Light_drugs-0. (last updated April 15 2009)
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.