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  • Things only become illegal after an examination of "cause and effect" then decided on, by a group decision, elected by the people for the people.
  • Drugs must be certified by the FDA. If it was distilled from natural ingredients, you would be exempt. So, say you found a way to isolate the ergot alkoloid from the rye plant and make LSD from it. That would be legal, unless the government has already passed a law against it. For instance, Morning Glory seeds are mildly hallucinogenic. The government requires all Morning Glory seeds to be coated with a substance that causes nausea if the seeds are eaten, brewed, or smoked. However, first and later generation seeds do not carry the coating and can be used. In this case, the government did not outlaw Morning Glory seeds, but was reactive to their use or potential use for recreational tripping.
  • Sure. The legal status of the ingredients isn't a factor. For example, drug cooks synthesize methamphetamine, which is illegal, from ephedrine, which is legal.
  • Not without FDA approval, and they only approve drugs made by Chinese manufacturers!
  • if you try to sell it then yes... whether you call it a food or a drug... i think you can give it away free though
  • Lets say you sell this and someone get screwed off of it. You bet your ass you gonna get sewed out the wazoo lol. I wouldn't get mixed in this kind of stuff =)
  • It would not be illegal to have the drug. It would be to sell the drug without approval of the USDA. Those taking the drug could be arrested for mind altering drugs in their system. No matter if it is new or not.
  • I do not believe it would be considered illegal until it was identified and placed on the list of prohibited and illegal substances. Modern US drug policy is still largely based on the war on drugs started by president Richard Nixon in 1972. In the United States, illegal drugs fall into different categories and punishment for possession and dealing varies on amount and type. Punishment for marijuana possession is light in most states, but punishment for dealing and possession of hard drugs can be severe, and has contributed to the growth of the prison population. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_policy#United_States
  • Laws vary world wide, you may be able to find some developing nation where it will be tolerated and left unrestricted ... but most countries have some sort of regulating group that oversees food & drug legalities ... you could probably make it and try it yourself, but as soon as you give or sell it to some one else, you become a drug trafficker ... and since the drug is not yet on the approved list, AND since you are not an authorized drug retailer, there will most probably be several laws preventing you from doing so ...
  • I think it would be illegal because drugs are usually certified by some government body (like the FDA in the US)before it can be legally sold.
  • First, the substance would be illegal to sell even if it was not illegal to create. However, it would most likely be illegal to create as well. The relevant law here is the Federal Analogue Act of 1986, which makes it illegal to manufacture a substance which is "substantially similar" to a scheduled substance and has either an effect "similar to or greater than" a controlled substance. Since your drug is "as psychoactive as LSD," the second prong is met. The first prong is most likely met because any substance that works on the same receptors as LSD is likely to have a similar chemical/atomic composition as LSD (or another scheduled drug), and would therefore be considered an analogue.

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