DEA Makes CBD Extracts Schedule I

Now the extracts from Hemp that help seizure patients can’t cross state lines

By Keith Mansur

Oregon Cannabis connection



The rule is titled “Establishment of a New Drug Code for Marihuana Extract”, and it isn’t readily appearing in searches since they used the now obsolete spelling with a “h” instead of Marijuana with a “j”. Sneaky trick to hopefully slip it through? I don’t think it was an accident.

The Controlled Substances Act lists Marijuana as one specific code, and THC (or tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive molecule) has another, but now they have conveniently grouped for“Marihuana Extract.” They are capturing all the different extracts with a single rule.

The rule states:

This listing includes (unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule) any material, compound, mixture, or preparation, which contains any quantity of the substance, or which contains any of its salts, isomers, and salts of isomers that are possible within the specific chemical designation.

For practical purposes, all extracts that contain CBD will also contain at least small amounts of other cannabinoids.[1] However, if it were possible to produce from the cannabis plant an extract that contained only CBD and no other cannabinoids, such an extract would fall within the new drug code 7350. In view of this comment, the regulatory text accompanying new drug code 7350 has been modified slightly to make clear that it includes cannabis extracts that contain only one cannabinoid.

The rule was submitted by Acting DEA Administrator Chuck Rosenberg. He justifies their actions further using the antiquated 50 year old international treaties:

The United Nations Conventions on international drug control treats extracts from the cannabis plant somewhat differently than marihuana or tetrahydrocannabinols. The creation of a new drug code in the DEA regulations for marihuana extracts will allow for more appropriate accounting of such materials consistent with treaty provisions.

The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961 (“Single Convention”) and the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances (“Psychotropic Convention”) provide for the international control of marihuana constituents. Many of the CSA’s provisions were drafted to comply with these Conventions.

Hemp farmers hoping to market their CBD extracts across state lines are in for a real shock when they find out about these new rules. Until now, it was thought that CBD extracts that were only CBD could, in fact, travel between states. Many of these extracts are derived from Industrial Hemp, but the new rule makes no distinction as to the original source and specifies that pure CBD extracts are also banned from crossing state lines.

Under the new code for non-resinous extracts – 7350 – they define the source as, “an extract containing one or more cannabinoids that has been derived from any plant of the genus Cannabis.”

So what happens in the states that have CBD only laws and haven’t made any provisions for production, or are not at the production point yet? I guess the children with Dravet syndrome or other severe seizure disorders or conditions do for their medicine. In many cases, it has proven to be the only relief for many of these people. Has the DEA made ANY considerations for the sick and suffering, and do they understand that its not a candidate for schedule I listing?

They have based their decision on fear and canna-bigotry, not science or reason. Shame on the DEA.

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48 thoughts on “DEA Makes CBD Extracts Schedule I

  • 12/14/2016 at 12:58 pm

    They’re idiots. But hey, we can’t burn witches or slay windmills, so this will have to do.

  • 12/14/2016 at 2:14 pm

    What a bunch of assholes.

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  • 12/14/2016 at 2:32 pm

    LOL !! Links?? PROOF ????????????????????????????

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  • 12/14/2016 at 4:21 pm

    We signed the world health organization constitution as well, which this is now in violation of as it is blocking seizure sufferers “the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition.”

  • 12/14/2016 at 4:41 pm

    Man, don’t believe everything you read man. IT’S NOT EVEN ON THE DEA.GOV PAGE PLUS, IT WAS DECLARED ILLEGAL 1 YEAR AGO. Do some research man. = NOTHING.

  • 12/14/2016 at 5:01 pm

    Its right at the top….click the title.

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  • 12/14/2016 at 6:03 pm

    Oh yeah, lets make something that helps children with potentially fatal diseases illegal. The fact that science has proven that CBD does work blows my mind because pharmaceutical companies should get behind it. But, the pharmaceutical companies are probably behind this law because having a natural substance that is cheaper to produce than other drugs and is also safer with less side affects, takes profits from big pharma. If CBD was found to have the cure for cancer, I bet it would still be illegal because “marihuana is bad mkaayyyy”……

  • 12/14/2016 at 6:03 pm

    It was never “legal” in the first place. This is just “clarification” because of all the interstate selling under the guise than CBD was “legal.” All non-hemp has always been illegal under CSA.

    The CSA is Constitutionally invalid. Try getting the Supreme Court to hear a challenge based on facts. They will not have it. Drugs are dogmatically bad to these people.

  • 12/14/2016 at 6:05 pm

    They are behind it…problem is any CBD cut will be almost as good as any CBD they could offer.

    They are waiting to develop synthetic derivatives so that people have to be forced into yet again buying from the ultra fat cats.

    Also, CBD is easily isomerized to THC

  • 12/14/2016 at 6:08 pm

    It would replace COX2 inhibitors. Raw CBD is almost as potent as Vioxx for example but with 0 negative effects like death or bleeding stomachs.

    And you could grow a years supply on a few plants in an average garden though it would not be pleasurable to smoke in many cases, and the extracts take practice to perfect. At the very least, whole flower could soak in cooking oil for some time and you could get immense relief from that.

  • 12/14/2016 at 6:14 pm

    I found a company in Nevada that has a hemp oil that is available for everyone. I have been using it for 30 days and the results are amazing
    Here is the link

  • 12/14/2016 at 7:07 pm

    The timing coincides perfectly with GW Pharmaceuticals release of Phase III efficacy data for
    CBD and childhood eoilepsy. What the DEA takes away, GW gives back with a 17 year exclusive FDA contract.

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  • 12/15/2016 at 5:00 am

    Treaties provisions? Absurd .. A Natural occurring plant with its both Male and Females Qualities. With the Power to Help and Heal Many.. But!!!! Due to a Wars on Drugs, a “War on the People” a “War” on a plant, they claim ONLY though man’s re-engineering can we make this available to the public…..Shit! Imagine humans controlling Air like Cannabis… ” Only those who purchase Air-breathers, From! only these producers/ manufacturers may Live….” Absurd.

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  • 12/15/2016 at 7:47 am

    I have temporal lobe epilepsy and I feel like I’m being forced onto these horrific anti seizure medications…. this isn’t fair that this can help people like me in such a huge way, they want to take it away from us. F*** the system. I would rather have seizures than deal with the side effects from my medication…torture.

  • 12/15/2016 at 8:38 am

    Wow it looks like the people loyal to Trump in various government agencies are starting to become emboldened. It’s not just the DEA. One of my daughter’s classmates just got deported.
    Is this how we “Make America Great Again”, by being cruel to the sick and the young?

  • 12/15/2016 at 5:49 pm

    Bloody kidding this is turning into a joke get real and worry about the real problems in this world not the naturally based herb that Mother Nature has given us to cure the sick 🙁

  • 12/15/2016 at 5:50 pm

    Obama is still president, jackass. You need to be blaming Obama for this because he did nothing to stop it.

  • 12/15/2016 at 6:51 pm

    I thought it was the FDA that made the determination that a drug has a medical use in the U.S.

  • 12/15/2016 at 7:43 pm

    You might want to do a bit more research. ALL cannabis is still Schedule 1. Perhaps you cannot find it in a search because this never happened. They did create a new “code” for extracts that may have to do with research and international treaties. It all remains the same schedule as whole plant cannabis, which is 1. You might want to read the entire article paraphrased here to get a better picture of what is going on, instead of this poorly written article.

  • 12/16/2016 at 2:38 am

    These monsters are PURE EVIL. They take it upon themselves to deny ANYONE access to a harmless extract of hemp. THIS MUST NOT STAND.

  • 12/16/2016 at 7:44 am

    You are 100% right. The pharmaceutical companies are behind this due to the reasons you stated. It is sad that the government puts corrupt lobbyist’s money over health. Mark Mallen, President. Rocket CBD

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  • 12/16/2016 at 4:54 pm

    A tale as long as the earth’s history.

  • 12/16/2016 at 4:58 pm

    This is not true-people are getting freaked out about nothing-

  • 12/17/2016 at 12:05 am

    Anyone concerned and wanting to do something about this can sign this petition to undo this idiotic change:

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  • 12/24/2016 at 8:10 pm

    This is an absurd ruling that should be challenged in court. Industrial hemp CBD with a THC of under .3% is not considered psycho active. The DEA is just policing arm of big pharma and with the possible appointment of Beauregard Sessions as Attorney General, things are about to turn 180 degrees on the cannabis industry. These same “states rights” conservatives are the biggest hypocrites alive. Everything is states rights until it goes against their knuckle dragging belief system. A woman’s body, who you have sex with, and what you get high with, apparently don’t count as states rights with these jerks.

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  • 03/12/2017 at 9:51 pm

    You took the words right out of my mouth…I couldn’t have said it better.
    I am from L.A. , Cal…Capital of kids favorite Drug} PORNOGRAPHY

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  • 04/03/2017 at 12:17 pm

    Cannabis could heal the world if “we the people” would let it. Oddly
    enough the majority supports full legalization and it is still taboo in
    half the country. The government,big pharmacy, and alcohol companies are
    pushing their agenda for profit and have the political power to do
    so.We all know of the medical benefits that is why certain states have
    “medical” marijuana but If it is mentioned in a non-legal state to a
    physician then be prepared to be treated like an addict and a drug
    user…and guess what they will have a pill for that!!! The profit in
    sickness is literally killing people.

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