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Substituted Cathinones Enactments

Substituted Cathinones (a.k.a. "Bath Salts") Enactments

Updated November 28, 2012

At least 43 states and Puerto Rico have legislatively banned substituted cathinones. Information on pending legislation is available on our Substituted Cathinones Pending Legislation page. Additional information on classifications of these substances can be found on our Substituted Cathinones Classes page. Departmental and agency bans on synthetic cannabinoids are listed at the bottom of this page. For other synthetic drug resources, please visit the Synthetic Drug Threats main page.

 

STATE

BILL (YEAR)

SUBSTANCES NCLUDED*

ALABAMA

SB 208 (2012)

Methylone; MDPV; mephedrone; PMMA; 3-FMC; 4-FMC. 

ALASKA

SB 140 (2012)

General class ban plus cathinone, methcathinone, mephedrone, MDPV.   

ARIZONA

HB 2356 (2012)

Butylone, fluoromethcathinone, methylone, MDPV, naphyrone, methedrone.

ARKANSAS

SB 423 (2011)

General class ban, plus mephedrone; MDPV; methylone; methedrone; 3-FMC; and flephedrone.

CALIFORNIA

No enactment to date.

 

COLORADO

HB 1310 (2012)

General class ban. 

CONNECTICUT

HB 6554 (2011)

Mephedrone, MDPV. 

DELAWARE

SB 160 (2012)

Mephedrone, MDPV, methylone, naphyrone, flephedrone, methedrone, ethcathinone, ethylone, butylone, metamfebpramone, alpha-PPP, MOPPP, MDPPP, alpha-PVP, 3-FMC, MPBP, methcathinone.

FLORIDA

HB 1039 (2011)

Methylone; MDPV; methylmethcathinone; methoxymethcathinone; fluoromethcathinone; methylethcathinone.

  HB 1175 (2012)

Butylone; ethcathinone; ethylone; naphyrone;  N-N-Dimethyl-3,4-methylenedioxycathinone; N-N-Diethyl-3,4-methylenedioxycathinone; methcathinone; 2-Bromo-3,4-Methylenedioxypropiophenone; 3,4-methylenedioxy-propiophenone-2-oxime; N-Acetyl-3,4-methylenedioxycathinone; N-Acetyl-N-Methyl-3,4-Methylenedioxycathinone; N-Acetyl-N-Ethyl-3,4-Methylenedioxycathinone; Bromomethcathinone; Buphedrone; Eutylone; Dimethylcathinone; Dimethylmethcathinone; Pentylone; MDPPP; MDPBP; MOPPP; MPHP; PPP; PBP; MDPVP.

GEORGIA

SB 93 (2011)

MDPV; mephedrone; methylone; methedrone; flephedrone.

HAWAII

HB 1085 (2011)

Mephedrone; MDPV.

  HB 2600 (2012)

General class ban. 4-MMC; methylephedrone; MMCAT; MDPK; methylone; 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone.

IDAHO

HB 119 (2011)

General class ban.

ILLINOIS

HB 2089 (2011)

MDPV.

 

HB 3042 (2011)

Methylone; MDVP; mephedrone; methedrone; 3-FMC; and 4-FMC.

  HB 5233 (2012) Pentedrone

INDIANA

SB 1196 (2012)

Buphedrone; butylone; ethylone; eutylone; flephedrone; MDAI; naphyrone; pentedrone; pentylone; and general class ban. 

IOWA

SB 510 (2011)

Mephedrone; MDPV.

  SB 2343 (2012) General class ban.

KANSAS

HB 2049 (2011)

General class ban.

KENTUCKY

HB 121 (2011)

Mephedrone; MDPV; methylone.

  HB 481 (2012) General class ban.

LOUISIANA

HB 12 (2011)

General class ban.

MAINE

HB 1147 (2011)

MDMC; MDPV; 4-MMC; PMMC; 3- and 4-FMC; naphyrone (NRG-1); butylone.

 

HB 1192a (2011)

Methylone; MDPV; 4-MMC; methedrone; 3-FMC; 4-FMC; NRG-1; and butylone.

MARYLAND

HB 589 (2012)

Methylone; MDPV; mephedrone; methedrone; flephedrone; 3-FMC.   

MASSACHUSETTS

SB 2125 (2012)

MDMC; MDPV; MMC; PMMC; 4-FMC; NRG-1; Butylone; Methcathinone; HMMC; MPBP; Ephedrone; 4-EMC; 3,4DMMC; alpha-PVP; Eutylone; and Ethylone (MDEC/beta-Keto-MDEA).

MICHIGAN

HB 6038 (2010)

Mephadrone; MPBP; khat plant; cathinones.

 

HB 4565 (2011)

Mephedrone; MDPV; MDAI; naphyrone; pyrovalerone.

  SB 1082 (2012) General class ban.

MINNESOTA

HB 57 (2011)

Mephedrone; methylone; methedrone; MDPV.

  HB 2508 (2012) General class ban.

MISSISSIPPI

HB 1205 (2011)

General class ban, plus cathinones; methcathinone; mephedrone; and MDPV.

MISSOURI

HB 641 (2011)

3-FMC; flephedrone; mephedrone; methedrone; MDPV; MPBP.

MONTANA

No enactment to date.

  

NEBRASKA

LB 670 (2012)

General class ban, plus methylone, MDPV, mephedrone, methedrone, FMC, naphyrone, and Beta-keto-N-methylbenzodioxoylylpropylamine. 

NEVADA

No enactment to date.

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

No enactment to date.

 

NEW JERSEY

SB 2829 (2011)

Mephedrone; MDPV; methylone; methedrone; 3-FMC; 4-FMC.

NEW MEXICO

SB 134 (2011)

Methylone; MDPV; mephedrone; flephedrone; 3-FMC.

NEW YORK

AB 4769 (2011)

Mephedrone; MDPV.

NORTH CAROLINA

SB 7 (2011)

General class ban, plus mephedrone and MDPV.

  H 1021 (2012) None.

NORTH DAKOTA

SB 2119 (2011)

Mephedrone; cis-4-methylaminorex; and MDPV.

OHIO

HB 54 (2011)

Methylone; MDPV; mephedrone; methedrone; flephedrone; 3-FMC.

OKLAHOMA

SB 919 (2011)

Methylone; MDPV; mephedrone; methedrone; flephedrone; 3-FMC.

OREGON

No enactment to date. See departmental ban below.

 

PENNSYLVANIA

SB 1006 (2011)

Methylone; MDPV; mephedrone; HMMC; flephedrone; 3-FMC.

PUERTO RICO HB 3819 (2012) MDPV.

RHODE ISLAND

HB 7496 (2012)

Mephedrone, methylone, MDPV.

SOUTH CAROLINA

HB 3793 (2012)

General class ban. 

SOUTH DAKOTA

SB 23 (2012)

General class ban. 

TENNESSEE

HB 457 (2011)

Methylone; MDPV; mephedrone; methedrone; flephedrone; 3-FMC.

  HB 2645 (2012)

General class ban. Methpadrone; 4-MMC; HMMC; 2-(methylamino)-propiophenone; OR alpha-(methylamino) propiohenone; MPBP; ephedrone; 4-EMC; 3,4-DMMC; alpha-PVP; naphyrone; butylone; pentylone; eutylone; ethylone.

TEXAS

HB 2118 (2011)

General class ban.

UTAH

HB 23 (2011)

Mephedrone; MDPV; methylone; methedrone; flephedrone; 3-FMC.

  HB 254 (2012) Fluoromethcathinone.

VERMONT

No enactment to date.

 

VIRGINIA

HB 1434 and SB 745 (2011)

MDPV; mephedrone.

 

HB 508 and SB 273 (2012)

Methylone; naphyrone; flephedrone; 4-FMC; methedrone; bk-PMMA; N-ethylcathinone; ethylone; butylone; metamfepramone; alpha-PPP; MOPPP; MDPPP; alpha-PVP; MDAI; 3-FMC; 2 C-E; 2 C-I; 4-MEC; 4-EMC; 5-Me O-DALT; pentylone; bk-MBDP; buphedrone; pentedrone; 3,4-DMMC; MPPP; 25-I; 25 I-NBOMe; MXE; 3-Me O-2-Oxo-PCE; 4-FMA; 4-FA. 

WASHINGTON

No enactment to date.  See departmental ban below.

 

WEST VIRGINIA

HB 2505 (2011)

Methcathinone, its immediate precursors and immediate derivatives, its salts, optical isomers and salts of optical isomers, specifically including: methcathinone; ephedrone; alpha-N-methylaminopropiophenone; monomethylpropion; mephedrone; MDVP; N-methylcathinone; methylcathinone; AL-464; AL-422; AL-463; and UR-1432.

WISCONSIN

SB 54 (2011)

MDPV; 4-MMC.

WYOMING

HB 62 (2011)

Methylone; MDVP; mephedrone; 3-FMC; HMMC; flephedrone.

 

* Trade names or abbreviations may be used to identify substances. “General class ban” refers to the broad group classifications used to describe these substances. For more information on substituted cathinones classifications, and the substances associated with the listed trade names or abbreviations, please see the Substituted Cathinones Classes page.

 

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