DEA bans JWH-018, and morePosted on Nov 24 in Smoking Newsby adminPrint
The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) delivered a strong blow to legal high enthusiasts today with a “Notice of Intent to Temporarily Control” against the research chemicals JWH-018, JWH-073, JWH-200, CP-47,497, and cannabicyclohexanol. The motion is set to take effect “after no fewer than 30 days” and will result with the designation of Schedule I (”the most restrictive category”) for said chemicals.
This action directly targets consumers of popular JWH based (currently) legal herbal smoking blends such as Spice, K2, Blaze, Red X Dawn (all mentioned in the statement,) as well as a plethora of lesser known legal high products. The DEA claims the motivation for this movement stems from “an increasing number of reports from poison centers, hospitals and law enforcement regarding these products.”
While the DEA has only issued a temporary control over the substances, their voiced intent is to allow the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to “further study whether these chemicals and products should be permanently controlled.” The expected outcome is permanent scheduling of all JWH related substances.
JWH substances were never FDA approved products and have only existed until now within the limbo of the law. This motion does not affect any International Oddities products as they do not contain any of these manufactured substances.