Nov 272013
 November 27, 2013

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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Johnny Green is a marijuana activist from Oregon. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy. Follow Johnny Green on Facebook and Twitter. Also, feel free to email any concerns.
  • Jeff Hebert

    ^stupid.

  • youranidiot

    idiot

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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.

  • nursehealer

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

  • 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

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