Background

The Drug Enforcement Administration is accepting comments through Feb. 7 on proposals to add the following substances to schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act.

- methoxetamine (2-(ethylamino)-2-(3-methoxyphenyl)cyclohexan-1-one, including its salts, isomers, and salts of isomers

- butonitazene (2-(2-(4-butoxybenzyl)-5-nitro-1H-benzimidazol-1-yl)-N,N-diethylethan-1-
amine)

- etodesnitazene (2-(2-(4-ethoxybenzyl)-1H-benzimidazol-1-yl)-N,N-diethylethan-1-amine)

- flunitazene (N,N-diethyl-2-(2-(4-fluorobenzyl)-5-nitro-1H-benzimidazol-1-yl)ethan-1-
amine)

- metodesnitazene (N,N-diethyl-2-(2-(4-methoxybenzyl)-1H-benzimidazol-1-yl)ethan-1-
amine)

- metonitazene (N,N-diethyl-2-(2-(4-methoxybenzyl)-5-nitro-1H-benzimidazol-1-yl)ethan-
1-amine)

- etonitazepyne (2-(4-ethoxybenzyl)-5-nitro-1-(2-(pyrrolidin-1-yl)ethyl)-1H-benzimidazole
(N-pyrrolidino etonitazene)

- protonitazene (N,N-diethyl-2-(5-nitro-2-(4-propoxybenzyl)-1H-benzimidazol-1-yl)ethan-
1-amine)

The proposed rules rule would impose the administrative, civil, and criminal sanctions and regulatory controls applicable to schedule I substances on the importation, exportation, manufacture, distribution, possession, research, conduct of instructional activities, and chemical analysis of these substances.

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