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DEA Proposes A New Drug Code For Marijuana Extracts


dea drug enforcement administration extracts codeThe butane hash oil (BHO) phenomenon has resulted in a new request from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to create a new drug code for marijuana extracts. At a time when support for recreational marijuana legalization and medical marijuana legalization is at an all time high, the DEA feels the need to step up the war on marijuana. So much for the will of the people.

Per the United States Federal Register:

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is proposing to create a new Administration Controlled Substances Code Number (“Code Number” or “drug code”) under 21 CFR 1308.11 for “Marihuana Extract.” This Code Number will allow DEA and DEA-registered entities to track quantities of this material separately from quantities of marihuana. This in turn will aid in complying with relevant treaty provisions.
Under international drug control treaties (administered by the United Nations), some differences exist between the regulatory controls pertaining to marihuana extract versus those for marihuana and tetrahydrocannabinols. DEA has established separate Code Numbers for marihuana and for tetrahydrocannabinols, but not for marihuana extract. To better track these materials and better comply with treaty provisions, DEA is proposing to create a separate Code Number for marihuana extract under 21 CFR 1308.11(d)(36): “Marihuana Extract meaning extracts that have been derived from any plant of the genus cannabis and which contain cannabinols and cannabidiols.” Such extracts of marihuana would continue to be treated as schedule I controlled substances.

You should contact your federal representatives and senators to let them know that this is a waste of time. We should be dismantling the United States drug code, not expanding it. I dream of a day when the DEA no longer gets funding. It’s on my bucket list.


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  • chronicog

    sounds like a bunch of assholes , what do they think they are accomplishing. Oh wait i know…….NOT A FUCKING THING!!
    and the best part we pay taxes on everything to help these assholes bust us,,,,,,,,we the people might as well turn to ANARCHY , not pay taxes to anyone , and live the way life was intended to be ……….FREE

  • nursehealer

    How interesting a stand in oregon where marijuana was changed to a schedule2 drug on june 16 2010 for state laws

  • painkills2

    A new law will work in tandem with this new drug code, that is the one President Obama recently signed about regulating compounding pharmacies. Now, while this sounds like a great idea, I’m wondering what kind of effect these regulations will have on dispensaries that make cannabis extracts. Something to consider.

  • uktoker

    “Marihuana Extract meaning extracts that have been derived from any plant of the genus cannabis and which contain cannabinols and cannabidiols.”

    So this would include hash?? What about the kif from a sifter grinder??

    Ridiculous imo.

    UK toker

  • Joshua Blaugh

    Extracts have less smoke and carcinogens! Also many extracts are edible! This is a ridiculous suggestion that puts consumers in harms way. What they could do is stipulate that no extracts can be made by a private citizen using BHO as people blowing themselves up is the concern. There are certainly better ways than BHO. Concentrates either way are healthier than raw flowers, you consume less smoke and carcinogens!

  • wowFAD

    Where is Nixon buried? I’d like to smear something on his gravestone.

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  • sainter

    my mom is 97 and was given cannibis teas and in fruit at age 7-10 became a nurse raised several children on her own And as i said is 97 now AND GUARENTEED IN BETTER HEALTH THEN MOST 69 YR.OLDS AND NEVER HAD TO TAKE ANY MEDS FOR NOTHING !!!! GET OVER IT,like the other ad said KEEP BIG PHARMA OUT OF THE PEOPLES HERB ! THEY WANT IN AFTER POISINING YOU 4 DECADES PHARMA ,MONSANTO,PHILLIPASSHOLEMORRISS ,KEEP EM OUT 1

  • Robert Ireland

    clown face ass holes just never quit.

  • The DEA was established right after Nixon started the war on drugs. Its purpose is to keep marijuana illegal. To think that it cares about facts is a fairy tale.

    On March 21, the day before the Shafer Commission released its report, Nixon
    said, “We need, and I use the word ‘all out war,’ on all fronts … we
    have to attack on all fronts.” Nixon and his advisors went on to plan a
    speech about why he opposed marijuana legalization, and proposed that he
    do “a drug thing every week” during the 1972 presidential election
    year. Nixon wanted a “Goddamn strong statement about marijuana … that
    just tears the ass out of them.”

    Nixon’s private comments about marijuana showed he was the epitome of
    misinformation and prejudice. He believed marijuana led to hard drugs,
    despite the evidence to the contrary. He saw marijuana as tied to
    “radical demonstrators.” He believed that “the Jews,” especially “Jewish
    psychiatrists” were behind advocacy for legalization, asking advisor
    Bob Haldeman, “What the Christ is the matter with the Jews, Bob?” He
    made a bizarre distinction between marijuana and alcohol, saying people
    use marijuana “to get high” while “a person drinks to have fun.”

    In 1969, President Richard Nixon announced that the Attorney General, John N. Mitchell,
    was preparing a comprehensive new measure to more effectively meet the
    narcotic and dangerous drug problems at the federal level by combining
    all existing federal laws into a single new statute. The CSA combined existing federal drug laws but it also changed the nature of federal drug law policies, expanded the scope of federal drug laws
    and expanded Federal law enforcement as pertaining to controlled substances.

    The Drug Enforcement Administration was established on July 1, 1973 and signed by President Richard Nixon on July 28. Until the US Congress stops them, the DEA will always do what it was meant to do: “tear the ass” out of marijuana users and prosecute an unreasonable and unrelenting war on drugs – especially marijuana.

  • painkills2

    You know, I follow hemp news too (just not as closely), but you’re sweet to give me the link, thanks. Dixie Elixirs is a Colorado-based company that only sells to patients in that state’s MMJ program. I don’t see where they are allowed to ship anywhere except within the state.

    Somewhere, in the black pit of despair that is the DEA, there is a memo about THC levels. I just know it. Sorry to hear about your brain thingy. Hopefully, the two sides will come back together in a friendly, non-violent way. :-)

  • Splib Black

    do they actually think they can ‘t die or be killed by masses of people who are sick of their shit

  • Irmgard Alderman

    The whole problem the Pharmaceutical Industry and their lobbying of congress.. MMJ is their biggest curse right now. As of January, the legalization of recreational marijuana in some states will allow people, who are willing to do their own research, to find a strain that will help them medically without the side effects of pharma. This is worrying the hell of the pharmaceutical industry. No more gouging the heck out of uninsured, or even the insured. No more prescriptions of this to counteract that. Now more than ever, users of marijuana , whether for medical or recreational, need to realize that it is their behavior and keeping it away from minors and keeping the street sales out of the industry.
    People are looking for any excuse to take this away from us. Don’t give that excuse to them. marijuana users need to police themselves, stay within the boundaries, but at the same time start leaning on alcohol and pharmaceutical abuse, which cause deaths of the users and innocent victims. Right now, with prescription drug abuse at an all time high, it is beneficial for the proponents of legalized marijuana to point out that, the danger is not with this industry by with unscrupulous pill pushing doctors and purveyors of those potent meds, and even those patients who are sharing and or selling their meds, charging them to insurance companies or Medicaid.
    The industry needs more of the research to get into MD’s hands, also. So much of MMJ research id not geared to the RA specialists as well as others docs that are looking for backing to send their patients to MMJ instead of other toxic meds.

  • THX 1138

    The Times They Are A Changing,,, N J just entered the race as have other states And I do believe it’s really becoming a race in the $$$$ sense. . http://www.theweedblog.com/new-jersey-assembly-committee-approves-industrial-hemp-legislation/. As for the FDA,, they do not reg. OTC herbal supplements. They say it’s up to the manufacture.(so keep buying those cut rate vitamins) Remember just last week Canine Med’s just hit the market. It has negligible amounts of THC, also check out Dixie exliars (sp). Some Items they can ship anywhere . As for what the cut off is, all I can find so far is that it’s below 1%. Maybe someone can jump in on this. My Corpus Callosum is a little off today.

  • painkills2

    Okay, so hemp is imported, that must mean that there is a legal limit somewhere on the THC in hemp. Or the low levels of THC in other things, if there are such products. Would it be the FDA that says hemp has to have a certain low level of THC, or do they even care? Or would it be someone in the Department of Agriculture? I was just wondering if somewhere, there was a “legal” level of THC on the books that was acceptable and how that came about.

  • THX 1138

    We cant grow it, but this country ” legally” imports a hell of a lot of it.
    An imported agricultural product that grosses in the Billions. There is something really, really wrong with this scenario. You can buy various hemp products at any decent health food chain. We are the only developed country (so called) that does not have / grow industrial hemp. But it does come here and various companies “legally” process it for numerous things.