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Drug info - Worldwide legal status of synthetic cannabinoids (Spice) by country

Discussion in 'Cannabinoids' started by Alfa, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Tigey

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    In Australia the States all have their own drug laws, which individually cover these drugs. The commonwealth/federal legislation is moving to ban synthetic cannabinoids, but hasn't done so far. If you want to, I can provide each state's law as it stands, for instance:

    Western Australia

    Poisons (Appendix A Amendment) Order (No. 2) 2011 (amends Poisons Act 1964)

    17th June 2011:

    Appendix A Schedule 9 amended to include:

    JWH-073
    CP 47, 497
    CANNABICYCLOHEXANOL or CP 47, 497 C8 HOMOLOGUE
    JWH-250
    JWH-200
    JWH-122
    JWH-018

    Poisons (Appendix A Amendment) Order (No. 2) 2011 (amends Poisons Act 1964)

    5th August 2011:

    Appendix A Schedule 9 amended to include:

    JWH-015
    JWH-019
    JWH-081
    JWH-201
    JWH-203
    JWH-210
    JWH-302
    JWH-398
    AM-2201
    RCS-8
    RCS-4 (C4)
    RCS-4
    WIN 48098
    HU-210

    Source: 2011-97, Western Australian Government Gazettes - Gazette Search

    Nationally:

    Schedule 9 (S9) drugs and poisons are substances and preparations that, by law, may only be used for research purposes. The sale, distribution, use, and manufacture of such substances is strictly prohibited by law.

    Schedule 9 – New Entries

    (1-(5-FLUOROPENTYL)-3-(2-IODOBENZOYL)INDOLE) *(AM-694).
    2-(2-METHOXYPHENYL)-1-(1-PENTYLINDOL-3-YL)ETHANONE
    *(JWH – 250).
    (1-(2-MORPHOLIN-4-YLETHYL)INDOL-3-YL)-NAPHTHALEN-1-
    YLMETHANONE *(JWH – 200).
    NAPHTHALEN-1-YL-(1-BUTYLINDOL-3-YL)METHANONE *(JWH – 073).
    1-PENTYL-3-(4-METHYL-1-NAPHTHOYL)INDOLE *(JWH – 122).
    1-PENTYL-3-(1-NAPHTHOYL)INDOLE *(JWH - 018).
    2-[(1R,3S)-3-HYDROXYCYCLOHEXYL]- 5-(2-METHYLOCTAN-2-YL)PHENOL
    *(CP 47,497).
    2-[(1R,3S)-3-HYDROXYCYCLOHEXYL]-5-(2-METHYLNONAN-2-YL)PHENOL
    *(Cannabicyclohexanol or CP 47,497 C8 homologue)

    (Source attached) - www.tga.gov.au
     
  2. Mersann

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    The law in question is not the Pharmaceutical Law for Germany, despite the source. The Pharmaceutical Law (AMG, Arzneimittelgesetz) makes selling and importing (but not possessing or buying from within Germany, as it seems) psychoactive substances illegal.

    The law in question is the Narcotics Law (BtMG, Betäubungsmittelgesetz), and that's the one I linked to in my earlier post.
     
  3. psyche

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    Alfa, please add HU-210 as scheduled in Finland.
     
  4. sami

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    In Austria forbidden since May 2011:

    JWH-122
    JWH-210
     
  5. razzaq

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    synthetic cannaboids are all illegal in Western Australia and now NSW
     
  6. thefrogman

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    I thought that the original 7-substance ban was the only in effect in NSW? Can't link but if you google "australia nsw synthetic cannabinoid factsheet" you'll get the NSW Government Health website factsheet on the ban. Has the law been updated? The only state with recent law changes that I'm aware of are Victoria (increased penalties around the original 7 substances) and QLD (introduction of more RCs to the list of banned substances). Again, no links, but info is easily found.

    EDIT:

    Thought I'd add what I could find. Apologies for formatting if someone wants to clean this up feel free but they're just copy/paste from official state and territory government documents, and the latest I could find. Corrections and cleanup welcome.

    Those 7 being banned in NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT, WA:

    • JWH-073 (1-Butyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole)
    • CP 47, 497 (5-(1,1-Dimethylheptyl)-2-[(1R, 3S)-3-hydroxycyclohexyl]-phenol)
    • Cannabicyclohexanol or CP 47,497 C8 Homologue (5-(1,1-Dimethyloctyl)-2-[(1R, 3S)-3-hydroxycyclohexyl]-phenol)
    • JWH-250 (2-(2-Methoxyphenyl)-1-(1-pentylindol-3-yl)ethanone)
    • JWH-200 (1-[2-(4-Morpholinyl)ethyl]-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole)
    • JWH-122 (1-Pentyl-3-(4-methyl-1-naphthoyl)indole)
    • JWH-018 (1-Pentyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole)


    Those in QLD being:


    • 1-Pentyl-3~1-naphlhoyl)indole (JWH 018)
    • 2-((1 R,3S)-3-hydroxycyclohexyl)-5-(2-melhyloclan-2-yl)phenc> (CP 47,497)
    • 9-(hydroxymethyl)-6,6-dimethyl-3-(2-methyloctan-2-yl).
    • 6a, 7,1 0, 1 Oatetrahydrobenzo[c)chromen-1-ol (HU-210)
    • 1-propyl-2-melhyl-3-(1-naphlhoyl)indole (JWH-015)
    • 1-hexyl-3-(1-naphlhoyl)indole (JWH-019)
    • 1-butyl-3-(1 -naphlhoyl)indole (JWH-073)
    • 1-pentyl-3..( 4-methoxy-1-naphlhoyl)indole (JWH-081)
    • 1-Penlyl-3~ 4-melhyl-l-naphlhoyl)indole (JWH.122)
    • 1-[2-(4-Morpholinyl}ethyl)-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-200)
    • 2-(4-methoxyphenyl}-1-(1-pentyl-1 h-indol-3-yl)-ethanone (JWH 201 )
    • 1 -pen lyl-3~2-<:hlorophenylacelyl)indole (JWH 203)
    • 1 -penlyl-3~ 4-elhyl-l-naphlhoyl)indole (JWH 210)
    • 2-(2-Methoxyphenyl )-1 -( 1-pentylindol-3-yI }ethanone (JWH-250)
    • 2-( 3-m elhoxyphenyl )-l-{ 1-pentylindol-3-yI }ethanone (JWH 302)
    • 1-penlyl-3-(4-<:hloro- l -naphlhoyl)indole (JWH-398)
    • 1-pentyl-3-[( 4-methoxy)-benzoyl]indole (RCS-4)
    • 4-methoxyphenyl(1 butyl-1 H-indol-3-yl)-methanone (RCS-4 (C4))
    • 1-cyclohexylelhyl-3-(2-methoxyphenylacetyl)indole (RCS-8)
    • 1-(5-fl uoropentyl)-~2-iodobenzoyl)i ndole (AM-6I14)
    • 1-(5-fluoropentyl}-3-( 1-naphthoyl)indole (AM 2201)
    • Pravadoline (WIN 48098)
    • 5-(1 , 1-Dimelhyloctyl)-2-((1 R,3S)-3-hydroxycycJohexyl(-phenol
    • (Cannablcyclohexanol or CP 47, 497 C8 Homologue)

    Those in SA being:


    • 1-butyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-073)
    • 1-cyclohexylethyl-3-(2-methoxyphenylacetyl)indole (RCS-8)
    • 5-(1,1-dimethylheptyl)-2-[(1R,3S)-3-hydroxycyclohexyl]-phenol (CP-47,497)
    • 5-(1,1-dimethyloctyl)-2-[(1R,3S)-3-hydroxycyclohexyl]-phenol (cannabicyclohexanol)
    • 1-(5-fluoropentyl)-3-(2-iodobenzoyl)indole (AM-694)
    • 1-(5-fluoropentyl)-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole (AM-2201)

    • 1-hexyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-019)

    • 9-(hydroxymethyl)-6,6-dimethyl-3-(2-methyloctan-2-yl)-6a,7,10,10a-tetrahydrobenzo[c]chromen-1-ol (HU-210)
    • 4-methoxyphenyl(1butyl-1H-indol-3-yl)-methanone (RCS-4 (C4))
    • 1-[2-(4-morpholinyl)ethyl]-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-200)
    • 1-pentyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-018)

    • 1-pentyl-3-[1-(4-methoxynaphthoyl)indole (JWH-081)

    • 1-pentyl-3-(4-methyl-1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-122)

    • 1-pentyl-3-(2-methoxyphenylacetyl)indole (JWH-250)

    • 1-pentyl-3-(4-chloro-1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-398)

    • 1-pentyl-3-[(4-methoxy)-benzoyl]indole (RCS-4);

    • Pravadoline (WIN 48098).

    And NT:
    Note: I have seen reference to a larger list with an additional 5 substances banned - not sure if this is the larger or smaller but all I could find by way of a list.

    • 1-(5-Fluoropentyl)-3-(2-iodobenzoyl)indole *(AM-694)
    • 1-Cyclohexylethyl-3-(2-methoxyphenylacetyl)indole *(RCS-8)
    • 1-(5-Fluoropentyl)-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole *(AM-2201)
    • 1-Hexyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole *(JWH-019)
    • 2-[(1R,3S)-3-Hydroxycyclohexyl]-5-(2-methylnonan-2-yl)phenol *(Cannabicyclohexanol or CP 47,497 C8 homologue)
    • 2-[(1R,3S)-3-Hydroxycyclohexyl]-5-(2-methyloctan-2-yl)phenol *(CP 47,497)
    • 9-(Hydroxymethyl)-6,6-dimethyl-3-(2-methyloctan-2-yl)-6A,7,10,10A-tetrahydrobenzo[c]chromen-1-ol (HU-210)
    • 4-Methoxyphenyl(1butyl-1h-indol-3-yl)-methanone *(RCS-4 (C4)
    • 2-(2-Methoxyphenyl)-1-(1-pentylindol-3-yl)ethanone *(JWH-250)
    • (1-(2-Morpholin-4-ylethyl)indol-3-yl)-naphthalen-1-ylmethanone *(JWH-200)
    • Naphthalen-1-yl-(1-butylindol-3-yl)methanone (JWH-073)
    • 1-Pentyl-3-(4-chloro-1-naphthoyl)indole *(JWH-398)
    • 1-Pentyl-1h-indol-3-yl-(1-naphthoyl)menthane (JWH-175)
    • 1-Pentyl-3-[(4-methoxy)-benzoyl]indole *(RCS-4)
    • 1-Pentyl-3-(4-methoxynaphthoyl)indole *(JWH-081)
    • 1-Pentyl-3-(4-methyl-1-naphthoyl)indole *(JWH-122)
    • 1-Pentyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole *(JWH-018)
    • Pravadoline *(WIN 48098)
     
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  7. Exitlude

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    In Australia a successful conviction for posession of many synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists could be possible with an enthusiastic prosecutor. The therapeutic goods administration is the body that made a federal decision to list the following cannabinoids as schedule nine substances, hence they and all their anologues and derivatives are banned nationwide in July - http://www.tga.gov.au/pdf/scheduling/scheduling-decisions-1107-final-a.pdf (AM-694, JWH–250, JWH – 200, JWH–073, JWH–122, JWH- 018, Cannabicyclohexanol, CP 47,497). The states, especially WA enacted a bunch of haphazard bans on individual substances too as mentioned above.

    This decision was accompanied by a plan for the TGA to schedule all cannabinomimetics with incredibly broad wording that effectively said "anything that acts on the cannabinoid receptors" or similar, I can't locate that document at the moment but it is mentioned in the PDF linked above. This scheduling delegate should have made a final all-encompassing decision on synthetic cannabinoids in 2011 but I guess things were delayed. In any case we will hear from the TGA regarding synthetic cannabinoids in 2012, they even floated the idea of allowing a cut off concentration in synthetic cannabis where under a certain number of milligrams of active ingredient per gram of substrate would be unscheduled, where as more potent products would remain schedule nine. The realistic implementation of this wasn't mentioned so I'm inclined to think it's horse raddish and the TGA intends to ban everything that can get a person high in a manner similar to cannabis.
     
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  8. thefrogman

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    All of the recent law changes in Australia have given my cat the motivation he needed to taper off of Synthetic Cannabinoids, and throw his last couple of packs of blend in the bin. He threw those out a few days ago, and he has not had any withdrawal symptoms (though he does smoke Cannabis...).

    My cat will continue to smoke Cannabis instead. In Australia, the penalties for possession of Cannabis are far less severe than that for Synthetic Cannabinoids (caution for Cannabis for first/second time offenders in his state, as opposed to conviction/fine and *possible* jail for synths).

    Seems ridiculous when it's "more" legal to smoke the illegal substance, if you get me.

    Anyway.... that was a nice few months, but my cat is also glad it's over in a way.
     
  9. Konokoro

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    In Switzerland, synthetic cannabinoids has been banned since the revision of the tabacco law in 2004.
     
  10. Alfa

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    Can you please explain this? What exactly does the law state and how does that ban all cannabinoids? How does that relate to tobacco?
     
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    Dear residents of the forum in which European country you can safely smoke spice, without fear of being punished by law? Just please forgive me for my bad English!

    shatangfang added 75 Minutes and 13 Seconds later...

    In Russia, illegal:
    CP 47,497, CP 47,497)-C6, CP 47,497)-C9, CP 47,497)-C8
    HU-210, JWH 007,JWH 018, JWH 073, JWH 081, JWH 116, JWH 122, JWH 148, JWH 098, JWH 175, JWH 176,JWH 184, JWH 185, JWH 194, JWH 196, JWH 197, JWH 192,193, JWH 195, JWH 198-200, 203, 250.
    UR 144, URB, AM 2201, MAM 2201.
     
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  12. psyche

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    Following wikipedia link, found through googling "spice jwh":

    That, is a very comprehensive list of JWH's...
     
  13. shatangfang

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    No, this is not an exhaustive list, in Russia, almost everything is forbidden, because that is supplied by all counterparts! The same bad situation in Kazakhstan, but there is still allowed ur144 and mam 2201.
     
  14. TheBigBadWolf

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    Hi shatanfang,

    Welcome to the forum!

    Do you have sources for your upper made claims? Like, documents?

    If yes, please upload the documents to DF files archive, it could be a possibly useful and interesting addition. Even if the documents are NOT in English language.

    How to do this : https://www.drugs-forum.com/forum/showwiki.php?title=Documents

    If you dont manage to get it done, please drop me a personal message.
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  15. shatangfang

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    I did as you advised me! Thank you for helping me get started on this forum!

    shatangfang added 1015 Minutes and 24 Seconds later...

    Friends tell me if anyone knows what chemicals are legal in the Czech Republic, as well as very interesting for the same information about the Netherlands. I can not find the exact information that is nowhere specifics, some general phrases. Thank you!
     
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    You can make a list of the Czech Republic that are prohibited:
    AM-2201 1 - [(5-fluorpentyl)-1H-in-dol-3-yl] - (naftalen-1-yl) methanon
    JWH-018 (naftalen-1-yl) (1-pentyl-1H-indol-3-yl) methanon
    JWH-073 (naftalen-1-yl) (1-butyl-1H-indol-3-yl) methanon
    JWH-081 (4-methoxynaf-talen-1-yl) (1-pentyl-1H-indol-3-yl) methanon
    JWH-122 (4-methylnaftalen-1-yl) - (1-pentyl-1H-indol-3-yl) methanon
    JWH-200 [1 - (2 - (morfolin-4-yl) ethyl)-1H-indol-3-yl] - (naftalen-1-yl) methanon
    JWH-250 2 - (2-methoxyfenyl) -1 - (1-pentyl-1H-indol-3-yl) ethanon
    JWH-398 (4-chlornaftalen-1-yl) - (1-pentyl-1H-indol-3-yl) methanon

    shatangfang added 1028 Minutes and 25 Seconds later...

    I suggest a link to previous post: http://www.drugs-forum.com/forum/local_links.php?action=ratelink&catid=51&linkid=11641 Warning Czech language.
     
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  18. psyche

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    Alfa, please add the HU-210 as a (customs) controlled cannabinoid in Finland. I posted the list of cannabinoids originally in this post.

    And the remark about all psychoactives falling into the medicines law is too bold. I erroneously posted originally that all psychoactive substances would be considered medicines. It's only that the law states that the list isn't emptive. It doesn't mean that all suspicious chemicals can be deemed psychoactive.
     
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    SWIM is in Pennsylvania and as of a few days ago, no one carries any sort of spice anymore...they are cracking down...
     
  20. sami

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    In Austria nearly all synthetic cannabinoids are banned in the meanwhile (1.1.2012) because of a very complicated new law. Without studying chemistry you can´t even tell which substances are banned now. If anyone (who is able to understand "chemical" German) knows enough about RC´s it would be great if he could get in contact with me to clear up the actual situation.