Germany bans Mephedrone, JWH-019, JWH 073 and spice cannabinoids

By MisterV · Nov 5, 2009 · Updated Nov 8, 2009 · ·
  1. MisterV
    The German Parliament has decided on a amendment of the Controlled Substances Act (BtMG), in order to bring a number of substances under the control of the act. The amendment still needs to be approved by the Federal Council.

    In January 2009, the Ministry of Health already banned rbal blends like "spice" and similar cannabinoid containing products, by using an emergence control measure for JWH-018 and CP 47.497 and homologues. his emergency control measure is only valid for one year and can only be validated by a permanent ban. Now these cannabinoids will be brought under permanent control.

    Three other substances are also banned, due to their potential for addiction and the associated health risks::

    1. two synthetic cannabinoids (JWH-019 und JWH-073), which have newly appeared as active ingredients of herbal blends, on the German market,
    2. Mephedrone (4-Methylmethcathinone), which has a similar effect as Ecstasy and Cocaine.
    The new drug Tapentadol will be placed under the control of the controlled medicine act, so that it can be prescribed as a medicine in pain therapy.

    The law will be sent to the Federal Council for approval.

    German Press release

    Full text of the ban

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  1. Piglet
    Re: Ban on Mephedrone initiated!

    I am just waiting for substituted aminorex drugs to become 'legal highs'. The surge of heart problems will tell its own story.
  2. Alfa
    I have translated it into English.
  3. Seaquake
    Looks like this is coming into law on the 22 January 2010.

    Google translate of the relevant part of the press release

    Federal Council approves new regulations on narcotics, prescription drugs and liability for insolvent funds, to focus on: Health - 18 December 2009 - Press Release

    By the 24th Regulation amending Narcotics legislative requirements are synthetic compounds found in herbs such as "Spice" and other similar products cannabinoids "CP-47 ,497-homologues" and "JWH-018" is now permanently attached to the Narcotics Act. Thus, to continue any form of illicit manufacture, trafficking and possession of such substances in accordance with the Law on Narcotics (Opium Act) prohibits.

    Three other substances are subordinated because of their addictiveness and health risks posed by these substances, the Opium Act: Two synthetic cannabinoids (JWH-019 and JWH-073), which have now been identified in part as a new addition in herbal blends on the market or already in narcotics Forums be discussed on the Internet, and Mephedron (4-Methylmethcathinon), which has a similar effect to ecstasy and cocaine.

    Tapentadol The new agent is added to the list of drugs verschreibungsfähigen to come after you grant authorization from around the middle of next year as a medicine in the treatment of pain to be able to apply.

    The regulation at 22 January 2010 entry into force. Tapentadol will only take effect on 1 June 2010 in Appendix III of the Narcotic Law was added (with a transitional provision until November 30, 2010).

    also attached is the pdf of the press release
  4. chrisjames13
    Yeah, makes sense now why SWIM saw a supposed German based companies site polling for a replacement recently already stating it will soon be outlawed in Germany. So they know what to restock in its place. One more nail in the coffin of mephedrone.
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