Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Notice of Intent: 10 more cathinones are being placed into Schedule I

Previously, three substituted cathinones found in "bath salts" and related stimulant products were considered Federal Schedule I substances. These were MDPV, mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone), and methylone.
On January 28, 2014, the Federal government filed its notice of intent to use its emergency scheduling powers to temporarily place ten more substituted cathinones into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) for the next two years. The ten substances are 3-fluoromethcathinone, 4-fluoromethcathinone, 4-methylethcathinone, 4-MePPP, alpha-PBP, alpha-PVP, butylone, naphyrone, pentedrone, and pentylone.

The filing in the Federal Register can be found here along with the supplemental information. The final order of placement of these substances into Schedule I will not be official until at least February 28, 2014.
I'm honestly surprised it took this long to emergency schedule some of these substances.
Now there will be 13 of these "bath salt" substances explicitly scheduled at the Federal level in the USA.

And the beat goes on...