The DEA and CBD – New Drug Code for CBD

A New Drug Code for Marihuana Extract?

... Is CBD Illegal?

If you’ve ever wondered where my fierce animus for the Feds originates, here’s a perfect example.  I also believe it is very important to inform my fellow Americans of the alarming news last week.

These white collar racketeers make me sick.  The Federal Government has not only patented marijuana in pill form years ago in order to try and corner the market, they are now closing Americans off further from efficacious, highly needed, non-psychoactive CBD (cannabidiol) medication that is used to treat millions of people annually… without FDA control and Big Pharma profits, it appears we are being screwed again.

According to an announcement in last Wednesday’s Federal Register (Dec. 14, 2016), a government publication self-described as “The Daily Journal of the U.S. Government”, announced that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has created a new Controlled Substances Number for all Marijuana Extracts, and that lonely number is “1”… as in Schedule 1 for heroin, cocaine, etc.

Yeah Right!

Yes, you heard that right, and if that doesn’t flip your skirt, the Feds claim to have partially based their decision on the administration authority of the United Nations of all things.  Even if you are for some reason a fan of the United Nations, this clearly displays for all Americans to see our Government’s willingness to support ever-increasing limitations, regulations, and all too frequently the loss of our rights as U.S. citizens.

And we can’t blame it on President Obama because he supports medical use of Cannabis as well as the individual States’ roles in the legalization process.

Make no mistake about what I’m sharing with you folks.  The DEA’s expansion and definition of this new and arbitrarily added code to “Schedule 1” classification of the Schedule of Dangerous Drugs is as follows:

“Meaning an extract containing one or more cannabinoids that has been derived from any plant of the genus Cannabis, other than the separated resin (whether crude or purified) obtained from the plant.” 

You've Got To Be Kidding…

Non-psychoactive CBD Oil Is Declared Schedule 1 Drug

But that makes no legal sense either because Schedule 1 drugs by definition do not have a medicinal use….

So there you have it folks, regardless of ‘legality’ this maneuver is designed to further embellish Federal control over cannabis.  Pure, healthy and even live-preserving CBD oil is now, arbitrarily treated by the Drug Enforcement Agency the same as heroin.  Only a month after American voters added 4 more States to the growing roster of 9 fully-legal, recreational use States, the FDA flexes its muscle in opposition.  In their face, this brings the total States who legalized the medical use of cannabis and cannabis-related products like CBD to 29 (including Washington DC!),  And this is what The Feds do to us plebes to show us what they think of our votes.  They don’t care what the People want and they never will care until they are stripped of the power that they have been allowed to amass.  True, they make clear that they have lots of guns, anti-personnel devices, equipment.  They perceive that their Federal law trumps your silly State laws regardless of the fact that that position has never stood the test of time unless the sovereignty of the Federation was at stake because of individual States’ voter’s impudence.

This new code is also designed to clear up any legal grey area that may be perceived to have been created by yet another silly piece of legislation called the 2014 Farm Bill allowing “pilot projects” for farmers where growing hemp was permitted.  The clear intent here was to protect farmers from the DEA’s Raison d’ Appetit.  But alas, American farmers lose again too.

So What About All The CBD Patients?

According to the new code effective January 13, 2017, both patient and caregiver will be criminally liable for possessing, purchasing or being under the influence of a non-psychoactive substance.

Any substance extracted from the plant genus, Cannabis, like CBD and related medications for patients suffering from multiple sclerosis,  diabetes, cancer, and hundreds more diseases and illnesses will be in violation of Federal law and therefore subject to arrest – I suppose as long as those patients are physically capable of surviving arrest and incarceration.  Clearly, they are convinced that they know what’s best for all of us.

Our benevolent DEA further proclaims, “For practical purposes, all extracts that contain CBD will also contain at least small amounts of other cannabinoids. However, if it were possible to produce from the cannabis plant an extract that contained only CBD and no other cannabinoids, such an extract would fall within the new drug code”

But Wait…. You’re Going To Love This!

Earlier, on August 9th, 2016 in anticipation of the Fed’s sociopathic bent toward protecting their drug rackets and requisite prohibition structure, The 9th U.S. Circuit Court “barred” The Feds (Justice Department) from spending taxpayer dollars on the prosecution of its own citizens who are by definition medical marijuana defendants following their own respective State laws.

Although this order by the Justice Department has the effect of rendering their brother DEA temporarily impotent (in theory anyway) from further prosecutions, it does nothing to keep the DEA or other rogue agencies from arresting anyone for possession, medical use or otherwise.  They just hold them against their will and harass them.  Regardless, there are far too many American citizens who clearly should be protected by this ruling, yet are in fact imprisoned.

No, Legal Isn’t Legal – Was it Ever Really?

To further illustrate continual harassment by the Federal Government, the DEA is fully aware that newly legalized/recreational States like California, Nevada, Massachusetts, and Maine have no precedent law yet.  For those particular States’ citizens, the Feds can do the same to them and let them rot in the jail or pay into their legal system until sometime in 2018 when these new “legalizations” go into effect.  So again contrary to public opinion and the media at large… No, “legal” isn’t legal.  It never really was.

Conclusion

What do you say about a Federal government that has more respect for a group of useless foreign bureaucrats than it does for its citizens?  I’m talking about my cousin’s son with epilepsy, my friend with cancer, your brother with PTSD… need I say more?

All my life I have cherished our Forefather’s sacrifices and brilliant judgment when it came to forming our United Federation of States.  I marvel and am truly grateful for the sacrifices our Armed Forces and Police brothers and sisters have made for the sake of preserving our fundamental rights.

And I have also watched as we citizens let the Federal Government get away with murder.  What’s it going to take for us to Just Say No!!

If this is important to you too, then please don’t leave without making a comment below.

2 Comments

  1. Ian H. on March 10, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Yes. I mean no.  Well, it is legal at the State level for all intents and purposes.  But as of December 14, 2016, any and all extracts from the cannabis plant (aka marijuana or hemp) have been reclassified as a “Schedule 1 Dangerous Drug” along with heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine by the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).  

    • Ted Mortenson on March 10, 2018 at 10:39 pm

      Indeed Ian, please check out my “In The News” category article (also located under my “Legal” category) here: The DEA and CBD

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