26 synthetic chemicals added to the Controlled Substance Act

26 synthetic chemicals added to the Controlled Substance Act

POSTED: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 2:32pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 6:35pm

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) today commended House and Senate negotiators for agreeing on legislation to control 26 synthetic drugs under the Controlled Substances Act.  These drugs include those commonly found in products marketed as “K2” and “Spice.”

The addition of these chemicals to Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act will be included as part of S. 3187, the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act. Schedule I substances are those with a high potential for abuse; have no medical use in treatment in the United States; and lack an accepted safety for use of the drug.

In addition to scheduling the 26 drugs, the new law would double the length of time a substance may be temporarily placed in schedule I (from 18 to 36 months).  In addition to explicitly naming 26 substances, the legislation creates a new definition for “cannabamimetic agents,” creating criteria by which similar chemical compounds are controlled.
In recent years, a growing number of dangerous products have been introduced into the U.S. marketplace.
Products labeled as “herbal incense” have become especially popular, especially among teens and young adults.  These products consist of plant material laced with synthetic cannabinoids which, when smoked, mimic the delirious effects of THC, the psychoactive ingredient of marijuana.  According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, more than 100 such substances have been synthesized and identified to date.  DEA has used its emergency scheduling authority to place in schedule I several of these harmful chemicals.

Newly developed drugs, particularly from the “2C family” (dimethoxyphenethylamines), are generally referred to as synthetic psychedelic/hallucinogens. 2C-E caused the recent death of a 19 year-old in Minnesota.

The substances added to Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act also include 9 different 2C chemicals, and 15 different synthetic cannabanoids.

The American Association of Poison Control Centers reported that they received 6,959 calls related to synthetic marijuana in 2011, up from 2,906 in 2010. 

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Does anyone even support the drug war anymore? I highly doubt that anyone is actually getting sick from synthetic cannabis. I've been ordering herbal incense that I research on http://smokingblendreviews.com for months now and as far as I can tell it's just as safe as weed. Really, I think there is something fishy about the facts in this report.

WOW, 6959 calls that's almost as many calls to poison control as laundry detergent! I sure hope the government can help protect us all from the dangerous substance known as laundry detergent. why would equally dangerous products neither of which is intended for human consumption, not get the same social attention? But don't take my word for it, look up the numbers yourselves on the American association of poison control centers website. its all there in black and white! Oh, did I mention that al

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