Q - Hi, I Was Wondering If You Could Shed Any Light
On The Legality Of Ephedrine In The Uk. What Would Be
The Results Of Getting Caught With The Substance,
A - Ephedrine is not itself a controlled drug in the
UK, so small amounts would not attract any penalty.
However, if sold as an unlicensed preparation (e.g.
as 'legal high') the seller would risk prosecution under
the medicines act.
Large quantities may attract separate penalties as
it is a precursor chemical for manufacture of other
controlled drugs, controlled under international treaties.