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Nutmeg
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
Nutmeg
REGULATED
No
STATUS
Food Approved
SCHEDULE
Un-Scheduled
Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) 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.

Myristica fragrans is approved for food use in the U.S. and appears in the FDA's list of substances Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS).

INTERNATIONAL LAW #
Australia #
We have been told that nutmeg is legal to buy, sell, and possess as general spice and food. (unconfirmed) (thanks WW)
Bosnia #
We have been told that nutmeg is legal to buy, sell, and possess as general spice and food. (unconfirmed) (thanks ET)
Canada #
Nutmeg is legal to buy, sell, and possess as general spice and food. (thanks C) (Last updated May 18 2011)
Estonia #
We have been told that nutmeg is legal to buy, sell, and possess as general spice and food. (thanks A)
Finland #
We have been told that nutmeg (called muskottipähkinä) is legal to buy, sell, and possess as general spice and food. Some stores have chosen to limit volume sales to people over 18. (thanks AM)
Hungary #
Widely available and legal to buy, sell, and possess as general spice and food. (thanks P)
Israel #
Nutmeg is legal to buy, sell, and possess as a general spice and food in Israel. (thanks YE)
Italy #
We have been told that nutmeg is legal to buy, sell, and possess as general spice and food. (thanks DT)
Lithuania #
We have been told that nutmeg is legal to buy, sell, and possess as general spice and food.
Netherlands #
We have been told that nutmeg is legal to buy, sell and possess and is approved for food use.
New Zealand #
We have been told that nutmeg is legal to buy, sell, and possess and is available in grocery stores as a spice." (unconfirmed) (thanks E)
Norway #
We have been told that nutmeg is legal to buy, sell, and possess as general spice and food. (thanks H)
Oman #
Nutmeg is banned from import and may be illegal to buy, sell, or possess. Nutmeg is confiscated when discovered. (unconfirmed) (thanks N)
Poland #
We have been told that nutmeg is legal to buy, sell, and possess as a general spice and food. (thanks D)
Portugal #
We have been told that nutmeg is legal to buy, sell, and possess, and is approved for food use. (thanks O)
Saudi Arabia #
Nutmeg is banned from import and may be illegal to buy, sell, or possess. Nutmeg is confiscated when discovered. (thanks N)
Ukraine #
We have been told that nutmeg is legal to buy, sell, and possess in the Ukraine, but can be hard to find. (thanks 5)
United Kingdom (UK, England, Scottland, Wales) #
We have been told that nutmeg is legal to buy, sell, and possess as general spice and food. (thanks N)
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.