DEA Bans Three New Strains of Synthetic Marijuana

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has added three new strains of synthetic marijuana to its list of banned substances. These drugs are considered Schedule I drugs, which have a high potential for abuse, no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States, and a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.

“The placement of these synthetic cannabinoids into Schedule I of the [Controlled Substances Act] is necessary to avoid an imminent hazard to the public safety,” the DEA wrote in the Federal Register.

As the DEA discovers new synthetic marijuana strains, it adds them to the list of Schedule I substances, according to The Hill.

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