As of right now, SARMS are legal to purchase and possess as research chemical liquids. However, that could quickly change in the near future if the SARMS Control Act of 2018 goes into legislation. If the bill passes it will allow the DEA authority to regulate SARMs the same way they do anabolic steroids, making them schedule 3 controlled substances (drugs). Importing, exporting, manufacturing, distributing, possessing with intent to distribute, or dispensing would become federal felonies.
Be cautious that even though SARMS are currently legal to purchase, there is no regulation by the FDA. Once the company selling the SARMS puts ‘for research purposes only’ on the label, they are no longer regulated by the FDA. This is the legal loophole companies use to be able to legally sell SARMS as research chemical liquids. As great as this is from a legal viewpoint, it also allows companies to easily sell underdosed and fake products. That’s why you hear so many mixed reviews about SARMS on the internet. As long as the company selling the SARMS puts ‘for research purposes only’ on the label, they can put whatever they want in the product and legally sell it.
Drug tested athletes should take note that even though legal to purchase, SARMS has been banned by most governing sports bodies. They are included in the list of banned substances by the World Anting Doping Agency (WADA). The international Olympic committee has also included them in the list of substances they test for.