DEA Announces Emergency Spice Ban, Effective Immediately

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The chemical formula for JWH-018, one of five chemical compounds banned by the DEA.
Today, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration published a final notice on the federal register regarding the emergency ban of five chemicals commonly used in products known as "spice," "herbal incense," and "synthetic marijuana." 

The emergency ban, which was announced last November, takes effect today. Five chemical compounds -- JWH-018, JWH-073, JWH-200, CP-47, 497, and cannabicylohexanol -- are now illegal to possess or sell without a special DEA license. 

In the press release issued by the DEA, they state "This emergency action was necessary to prevent an imminent threat to public safety."

"Since 2009, DEA has received an increasing number of reports from poison control centers, hospitals and law enforcement across the country regarding these products," said DEA Acting Special Agent in Charge Doug Coleman. "Makers of these harmful products mislead their customers into thinking that 'fake pot' is a harmless alternative to illegal drugs, but that is not the case. Today's action will call further attention to the risks of ingesting unknown compounds and will reduce the number of emergency hospital admissions of young people brought in for ingesting these dangerous chemicals."

The five spice chemicals are designated Schedule I substances, the most tightly controlled category in the Controlled Substances Act. Schedule I drugs are deemed to have no accepted medical use. The emergency ban will be in place for at least one year, with a possible six month extension, while DEA gathers data for a permanent ban.

The DEA's announcement comes just days after Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill into law that bans ten chemical compounds commonly used in spice.


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tom015
tom015

I'm not buying that herbal incense is more dangerous than pot. I've been smoking herbal incense that I order from http://smokingblendreviews.com and I haven't had any problems at all. All of these reports about freak outs and stuff are just bogus.

Anddes420
Anddes420

see kids pot if safer than spice!  when i was a kid i did real drugs..these new fangle drugs are BS...stick to pot and mushrooms and you will be fine

Anddes420
Anddes420

just get a job that they dont want your pee... self employed is always good...fuck working for a fascist company who violate our 4th amendement

Anddes420
Anddes420

please ban alcohol and aspertame, flouride ,nicotine,caffiene ,tylenol...all things that cause more damage than spice or bath salts ...only difference is they have big corporate backers

Anddes420
Anddes420

so when does the DEA get to make laws?  im pretty sure in america we have a system of congress the house and senate who are supposed to make our laws?   america has gone to fascism and noone even sees it....  they cant make anything illegal they dont have authority...

Tazmoed
Tazmoed

In response to the previous post:

You are wrong.

Herbal spice in its many forms has, can and will continue to kill more people, directly and indirectly. And it will continue to cause users- kids- to suffer heart attacks, strokes, seizures and permanent cardiac and brain damage.

If anyone wants to debate, just say the word.

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Simfelix333
Simfelix333

This is bull shit god damn government has there picky little fingers in everything we do. Stop terrorism, cure cancer, do something usefull for once, who cares about spice...

anewday23
anewday23

Lawmakers are in the process of closing any loopholes that currently exist with laws pertaining to some herbal incense products, but there efforts will prove to be fruitless in the end. The prohibition of marijuana has created this demand for legal marijuana alternatives. A rather prosperous niche that will be tapped into for as long as marijuana continues to be illegal. There are many places one may still buy k2 incense and according to the vendors, like http://www.buyk2.com the k2 herb products they sell are legal everywhere.

jfeezy
jfeezy

that link you put up got shut down lol

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Chriswilds
Chriswilds

What about alcohol?? Why are they focusing on smokable products and not the age old ALCOHOL??? 

sexylexy
sexylexy

YES! Alcohol is more dangerous than anything! 

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So how are parents supposed to determine what drug their child has taken when they get suspicious

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seem more anxious than usual. Although you won't know for sure, you have more information to go on

and can seek the right kind of help.

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