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DEA to Restrict Imports and Exports of Synthetic Cannabinoids

Friday, December 28, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Drug Enforcement Administration has announced its intent to issue an order temporarily including the following synthetic cannabinoids (and their optical, positional, and geometric isomers, salts, and salts of isomers) into schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act.

- ethyl 2-(1-(5-fluoropentyl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamido)-3,3-dimethylbutanoate

- methyl 2-(1-(5-fluoropentyl)-1Hindole-3-carboxamido)-3,3-dimethylbutanoate

- N-(adamantan-1-yl)-1-(4-fluorobenzyl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamide

- 1-(5-fluoropentyl)-N-(2-phenylpropan-2-yl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamide

- (1-(4-fluorobenzyl)-1H-indol-3-yl)(2,2,3,3-tetramethylcyclopropyl) methanone

The temporary scheduling order will impose the regulatory requirements under the CSA on the importation, exportation, manufacture, distribution, reverse distribution, possession, research and conduct of instructional activities, and chemical analysis of these substances as well as the administrative, civil, and criminal penalties that apply to persons who fail to comply with such requirements or otherwise violate the CSA with respect to these substances. This order will be effective no earlier than Jan. 28 and remain in effect for two years, with a possible extension of one year.

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