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 Here is the most current information on Spice Bans for the months of March and April 2013:

Arkansas: HB1415 it specifically mentions PB-22 among many more chemicals.  passed into law on 3/11/13.

Georgia: Now started enhancements on their existing spice bill on 2/26/13 in HB 57. The law already scheduled the following families. (A) Naphthoylindoles; (B) Naphthylmethylindoles; (C) Naphthoylpyrroles; (D) Naphthylideneindenes; (E) Phenylacetylindoles; (F) Cyclohexylphenols; (G) Benzoylindoles; (H) Tricyclic benzopyrans; (I) Adamantoylindoles; and (J) Indazole amides. The changes in February added the following chemicals: (M) (1-Pentylindol-3-yl)-(2,2,3,3-tetramethylcyclopropyl) methanone (UR-144); (N) [1-(5-fluoropentyl)indole-3yl]-(2,2,3,3-tetramethylcyclopropyl) methanone (XLR11); (O) [1,1'-biphenyl]-3-yl-carbamic acid, cyclohexyl ester (URB602); (P) [1-(2-morpholin-4-ylethyl)-1H-indol-3-yl]-(2,2,3,3-tetramethylcyclopropyl) methanone (A-796,260); (Q) [3-(3-carbamoylphenyl)phenyl] N-cyclohexylcarbamate (URB597); (R) 6-methyl-2-[(4-methylphenyl)amino]-1-benzoxazin-4-one (URB754); (S) 1-pentyl-3-(1-adamantylamido)indole (2NE1); (T) 1-(5-fluoropentyl)-N-tricyclo[3.31.13,7]dec-1-yl-1H-indole-3-carboxamide (STS-135); or (U) 1-naphthalenyl[4-(pentylox)-1-naphthalenyl]-methanone (CB-13)."

North Dakota: bill 1070 passed through the legislature on Friday 3/22/13 and is on the governor’s desk. It contains a provision against all Tetramethylcyclopropanoylindoles. Any compound containing a 3-tetramethylcyclopropanoylindole structure with substitution at the nitrogen atom of the indole ring by an alkyl, haloalkyl, cyanoalkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkylmethyl, cycloalkylethyl, 1-(N-methyl-2-piperidinyl)methyl, 2-(4-morpholinyl)ethyl, 1-(Nmethyl-2-pyrrolidinyl)methyl, 1-(N-methyl-3-morpholinyl)methyl, or (tetrahydropyran-4-yl)methyl group whether or not further substituted in the indole ring to any extent and whether or not substituted in the tetramethylcyclopropanoyl ring to any extent. (a) (1-Pentylindol-3-yl)-(2,2,3,3-tetramethylcyclopropyl)methanone -Other names: UR-144. (b) (1-(5-fluoropentyl)indol-3-yl)-(2,2,3,3-tetramethylcyclopropyl)methanone -Other names: XLR-11. (c) (1-(2-morpholin-4-ylethyl)-1H-indol-3-yl)-(2,2,3,3tetramethylcyclopropyl)methanone -Other names: A-796,260. So within a few days, North Dakota will have all these substances scheduled.

South Dakota: SB 68 passed on 3/6/2013. It schedules (j) Substituted Acetylindoles. Any compound containing a 3-acetyl indole structure substituted at the acetyl with a tetramethylcyclopropyl, adamantyl, or benzyl substituent whether or not further substituted in the tetramethylcyclopropyl, adamantyl, or benzyl substituent to any extent and whether or not further substituted at the nitrogen atom of the indole ring by an alkyl, haloalkyl, cyanoalkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkylmethyl, cycloalkylethyl, 1-(N-methyl-2piperidinyl)methyl, 2-(4-morpholinyl)ethyl, 1-(N-methyl-2-pyrrolidinyl)methyl, 1(N-methyl-3-morpholinyl)methyl, or (tetrahydropyran-4-yl)methyl group whether or not further substituted in the indole ring to any extent. Some trade and or names: (1-Pentylindol-3-yl)-(2,2,3,3tetramethylcyclopropyl)methanone (UR-144); (1-(5-fluoropentyl)indol-3-yl)(2,2,3,3-tetramethylcyclopropyl)methanone (XLR-11); (1-(2-morpholin-4-ylethyl)-1H-indol-3-yl)-(2,2,3,3-tramethylcyclopropyl)methanone (A-796,260); 1-[(N-methylpiperidin-2-yl)methyl]-3-(adamant-1-oyl)indole (AM-1248); 1-Pentyl-3-(1adamantoyl)indole (AB-001 and JWH-018 adamantyl analog); AM-679;

Utah: HB-0052 took effect 3/20/13. It includes the following chemicals listed specifically: STS-135; UR-144; UR-144 N-(5-chloropentyl) analog and XLR11.

Virginia: has a new spice bill, , includes a broad ban on widely defined families of chemicals as being "Cannabimimetic agents” It starts with the longest list yet of the families included in the definition including:
f. 3-cyclopropoylindole with substitution at the nitrogen atom of the indole ring, whether or not further substituted on the indole ring to any extent, whether or not substituted on the cyclopropyl ring to any extent;
g. 3-adamantoylindole with substitution at the nitrogen atom of the indole ring, whether or not further substituted on the indole ring to any extent, whether or not substituted on the adamantyl ring to any extent;
h. N-(adamantyl)-indole-3-carboxamide with substitution at the nitrogen atom of the indole ring, whether or not further substituted on the indole ring to any extent, whether or not substituted on the adamantyl ring to any extent; or
i. N-(adamantyl)-indazole-3-carboxamide with substitution at a nitrogen atom of the indazole ring, whether or not further substituted on the indazole ring to any extent, whether or not substituted on the adamantyl ring to any extent.
The Virginia bill then lists cannabinoid agents specifically, including:
1-pentyl-3-(4-methoxybenzoyl)indole (other names: RCS-4, SR-19);
1-(2-cyclohexylethyl)-3-(2-methoxyphenylacetyl)indole (other names: RCS-8, SR-18);
1-pentyl-3-(2,2,3,3-tetramethylcyclopropylmethanone)indole (other name: UR-144);
1-(5-fluoropentyl)-3-(2,2,3,3-tetramethylcyclopropylmethanone)indole (other name: XLR-11);
N-adamantyl-1-fluoropentylindole-3-carboxamide (other name: STS-135);
N-adamantyl-1-pentylindazole-3-carboxamide (other name: AKB48).

Other bills pending in various stages in AZ, FL, IA, IN, KY, MN, MO, SC, TX, and Federal would affect these chemicals.
New Federal ban on synthetic cannabinoids, synthetic drugs for bath salts and herbal incense.  Ban took affect on May 16, 2013, this bans the following compounds:  UR144, XLR11 (5FUR144) and AKB48.  These three compounds basically make up 99% of herbal incense products on market today.  Additionally, analogues of these compounds are considered illegal as well; like STS135.                                                                         PB22, 5F-PB-22, PB-22-D, and AD-24 are the newest synthetic cannabinoids that manufacturers are going to.  The problem is that the government and the leading US Forensic Lab: Cayman Chemical, already is stating that these new synthetics are analogues of JWH-018.   

PB-22 and its analogues are llegal by name in Arkansas and is on the bill for the following states: AZ, FL, IA, IN, KY, MN, MO, SC and TX.


This ban also bans Bath salts.

This can be found on the DEA's website www.Justice.gov:  

April 12, 2013
Contact: DEA Public Affairs
(202) 307-7977

DEA Continues to Act Against Synthetic Drugs
Agency Targets Four Substances Used to Make So-Called “Fake Pot” and “Bath Salts”
APR 12 (WASHINGTON) –Today the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published a Final Rule to permanently control 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylcathinone (methylone) and a Notice of Intent to temporarily schedule three synthetic cannabinoids.

The first of two notices published in the Federal Register this morning is a Final Rule permanently placing methylone, a synthetic stimulant drug that has been encountered in falsely marketed “bath salt” products, into Schedule I under the Controlled Substances Act, the most restrictive category that is reserved for unsafe, highly abused substances with no accepted medical use. Methylone is abused by individuals for its psychoactive effects, and this abuse has had an adverse effect on public health and safety, including death. DEA temporarily scheduled methylone on October 21, 2011 upon finding it posed an imminent hazard to public safety. In addition the United States Department of Health and Human Services concluded that it should be controlled. On October 17, 2012, DEA proposed to make its Schedule I status permanent, taking steps that conclude with today’s Final Rule.

Over the past two years, synthetic stimulants sold under the guise of “bath salts” or “plant food” has become increasingly popular, particularly among teens and young adults, and is sold at a variety of retail outlets and over the Internet. However, they have not been approved by the FDA for human consumption or for medical use. Marketed under names such as “Ivory Wave”, “Purple Wave”, “Vanilla Sky” or “Bliss,” these products are comprised of substances perceived as mimics of cocaine, LSD, MDMA, and/or methamphetamine. Users have reported impaired perception, reduced motor control, disorientation, extreme paranoia, and violent episodes. The long-term physical and psychological effects of these substances and their associated products are unknown but potentially severe. 

The second Federal Register Notice published today is a Notice of Intent to temporarily control three synthetic cannabinoids (UR-144, XLR11, and AKB48) often seen in falsely marketed “herbal incense” products. DEA has taken action upon finding these three substances pose an imminent hazard to public safety. This action will become effective upon publishing a Final Order to temporarily control these substances as Schedule I substances for up to two years, with the possibility of a one-year extension.

Over the past three years, smoke-able herbal blends are marketed under the guise of being “legal” and have become increasingly popular, particularly among teens and young adults. These products consist of plant material that has been laced with a substance that mimics THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, and are sold at a variety of retail outlets, in head shops and over the Internet. These substances have not been approved by the FDA for human consumption or for medical use. The long-term physical and psychological effects of these substances and their associated products are unknown but potentially severe. 

we thought we should mention this:

PB-22 (Item No. 14096) is an analog of JWH 018 which differs by having 8-hydroxyquinoline replacing the naphthalene group of JWH 018 PB-22 (Item No. 14096) is an analog of JWH 018 which differs by having 8-hydroxyquinoline replacing the naphthalene group of JWH 018.
this is sourced from Cayman Labs.  

There seems to be those who are pushing this chem as the next chem.  probably the manufacturers.  This however is nothing more then an analog of JWH-018 and the 5FPB-22 is nothing more then an analog of AM-2201.  See pics below.

JWH-018
PB-22
AM-2201
5F-PB-22