MAR. 1, 2011 - DEA PLACES FIVE SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS INTO SCHEDULE I, CITING IMMINENT HAZARD
Package of Spice, a synthetic cannabinoid.Package of Spice, a synthetic cannabinoid.
Source: themudflats.net, Feb. 26, 2011
“The Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is issuing this [Mar. 1, 2011] final order to temporarily place five synthetic cannabinoids into the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) pursuant to the temporary scheduling provisions… This action is based on a finding by the Administrator that the placement of these synthetic cannabinoids into Schedule I of the CSA is necessary to avoid an imminent hazard to the public safety…
The popularity of these THC-like synthetic cannabinoids has significantly increased throughout the United States, and they are being abused for their psychoactive properties as reported by law enforcement, the medical community, and through scientific literature.
Some of the product names include, but are not limited to, ‘Spice,’ ‘K2,’ and many more.”
US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) “Schedules of Controlled Substances: Temporary Placement of Five Synthetic Cannabinoids Into Schedule I”