they are not illegal to possess, and are certainly not scheduled.
dietary supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids are considered "adulterated drugs" now. that means the FDA has jurisdiction.
if you care, i have a PDF file of the 363!!!! page ruling in the federal register. i have not read the whole thing. basically, the ruling is primarily designed to ban the SALE of dietary supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids.
*i* would not sell any dietary products containing ephedrine alkaloids, based upon the ruling. FDA cannot go after end USERS. and most probably WOULD not go after individuals selling these adulterated drugs. the ruling is designed for retailer and manufacturer. but they theoretically COULD, as i interpret the ruling.
i don't have time to page through 363 pages on my computer, since it is dialup and loads a page at a time. in short, i would not SELL any ephedrine alkaloid containing dietary supplements (which are now not considerred dietary supplements - they are adulterated drugs)
possession is fine
frankly, if it wasn't in PDF form, i would have a more definitive answer for you. but it just takes too long to read in that form
in brief, the FDA ruling made it an adulterated drug. those are illegal to sell, or to manufacture for sales.
they are not illegal to possess. generally speaking.