Although never commonly available, DMT was made illegal in the United States in 1966, along with LSD, mescaline, and psilocybin. (The four compounds mentioned in the general introduction to ‘The Psychedelic Experience’ by Leary/Metzner/Alpert).
In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson created the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs by executive order, transferring enforcement of all drug laws from the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, to the Department of Justice. Drug use was now a law-enforcement issue, rather than a public health one.
In 1970, N,N-DMT was classified as a Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substances Act.
In 1971, N,N-DMT was found to be endogenous to the human body, So, ironically, it is illegal to possess a compound which is in fact naturally inside of all of us.
In 1973, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was created.
Caution: All legal information should be verified through other sources.
U.S. Federal Legal Summary for N,N-DMT
Schedule: Schedule 1
N,N-DMT is Schedule I in the United States. This means it is illegal to manufacture, buy, possess, or distribute (sell, trade or give) without a DEA license.
Note: The United States Government, through the Justice Department and the DEA, puts considerable pressure on both the United Nations Organization and all countries ‘friendly’ to the United States to follow its own domestic laws on drugs. Many of the policy’s of the INCB were implemented by Harry Anslinger, who was the Commisioner of the Treasury Department's Federal Bureau of Narcotics for 32 years, and the US Representative to the INCB for 1962-63. As a result of this policy of following US Drug Policy, many countries have made DMT illegal without the compound ever having been reported in that country at all!
Australia: South Australia controls "any plant containing DMT including any plant of the species Piptadenia Peregrina: (last updated Mar 17, 2009).
Brazil: DMT is listed as a controlled substance, making production, distribution, or possession illegal.
Canada: DMT is schedule III in Canada. (Note: Canadian schedules are very different than U.S. schedules)
Estonia: DMT is Schedule I
Germany: DMT is listed in Anlage I of the BtMG, making it illegal to possess, purchase, or sell.
Japan: DMT is probably a controlled substance in Japan, added to the list of controlled drugs in 2000, but we have been unable to confirm this. Despite this, there are multiple reports that DMT, along with other strong psychoactives are being sold in shops in Japan. (last updated Mar 29, 2007)
New Zealand: DMT is Schedule I (Class A) in New Zealand.
Norway: DMT is Schedule I in Norway and illegal to buy or possess without a special license.
Russia: DMT is illegal to buy or possess without a license. We do not know the terminology used in Russia. (unconfirmed)
Sweden: DMT is regulated by law in Sweden, no additional details. (unconfirmed)
U.K.: DMT is Schedule I/Class A in the U.K., making it illegal to buy or possess without a license.
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