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Phalaris Grass
Legal Status
by Erowid
U.S. FEDERAL LAW #
Caution :   All legal information should be verified through other sources. [see below]
U.S. FEDERAL LEGAL SUMMARY
Phalaris Grass
REGULATED
No
STATUS
Ambiguous
SCHEDULE
Contains
Schedule I Chemical
CLASSIFICATION
Hallucinogen
DMT-containing Phalaris grass (P. quatica, P. arundinacea, P. canariensis, P. tuberosa) are not specifically controlled species in the United States. Live plants and seeds are bought and sold and are not generally considered illegal. However, DMT, one of the chemicals contained in these plants, is Schedule I in the U.S. Practically, this means that if an extraction is done on DMT containing Phalaris species, the resulting DMT is illegal to possess.

Large scale (especially commercial) extraction of DMT from Phalaris species falls into the realm of "clearly illegal" and would very likely be prosecuted. It is also possible that importation of DMT containing Phalaris species into the United States could result in problems with customs, especially if large volumes are imported.

INTERNATIONAL LAW #
U.K. #
Although DMT is Schedule I/Class A in the U.K., no Phalaris species is listed in the current U.K. laws and would thus be legal to possess until or unless it is prepared to ingest any DMT it contains. (thanks RT) (last updated May 2007)
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.