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DEA Confirms It Cannot Regulate All Parts Of The Cannabis Plant

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DEA Confirms It Cannot Regulate All Parts Of The Cannabis Plant

On May 22, the agency acknowledged that it had its limits.

 

Last month, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) issued an internal directive (the “Directive”) acknowledging the Agency’s jurisdiction over cannabis has its limits. The directive is in line with a plain reading of the federal Controlled Substance Act (“CSA”), which authorizes the DEA’s enforcement power, but does not regulate the whole cannabis plant.

 

To conceptualize this, think of the CSA distinguishing the cannabis plant into two parts. The first is “Marihuana” which is “all parts of the plant Cannabis sativa L., whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of such plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such plant, its seeds or resin.” The second classification under the CSA is “Exempt Cannabis Plant Material.” As per the CSA definition, we can break Exempt Cannabis Plant Material into four categories:.........

 

 

 

https://thefreshtoast.com/cannabis/dea-confirms-it-cannot-regulate-all-parts-of-the-cannabis-plant/


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