30 Januray 2017

The Cannabist reports

As the rulemaking process progresses, the DEA also is extending a temporary ban issued in 2015 for the three substances that have been linked to “multiple deaths and severe overdoses” since 2013, according to the filings.

The three synthetic cannabinoids and related substances — sometimes referred to as Spice, K2 and various other names — are designed to mimic the effects of marijuana, but possess greater danger as they’re higher in dependence potential and potency, according to the DEA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The chemicals, which are not derived from the cannabis plant, are sprayed onto dried plant matter and packaged for sale.

Full report at  http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/01/27/synthetic-cannabinoids-dea-schedule-i/72386/

Schedules of Controlled Substances: Placement of AB-CHMINACA, AB-PINACA and THJ-2201 Into Schedule I