Newsbrief: DEA Moving to Schedule Two More "Hallucinogens" 1/31/03

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The Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics (http://www.cognitiveliberty.org) reported this week that the Drug Enforcement Administration has moved to place two more "hallucinogens" into Schedule I of the federal Controlled Substances Act. The two substances are Alpha-methyltryptamine (AMT) and 5-methoxy-N,N-disopropyltryptamine (5-MeO-DIPT). Neither is in wide use. The DEA acted under its emergency scheduling powers, which mandate a 30-day waiting period before the scheduling takes effect. Thus, as of February 26, it will be a crime to buy, sell or possess the two drugs without a DEA license. The agency has up to 18 months to permanently schedule the two substances.

For more information on AMT and 5-Me0-DIPT, also known as Foxy Methoxy, visit their respective pages at the Vaults of Erowid: http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/amt/amt.shtml and http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/5meo_dipt/5meo_dipt.shtml

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