The Sky's Not Falling! Media Misreporting DEA on CBD “Illegality”
|The Sky's Not Falling! Media Misreporting DEA on CBD “Illegality”||Darrell Miller||12/23/16|
December 23, 2016 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: The Sky's Not Falling! Media Misreporting DEA on CBD “Illegality”
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) recently created a new code for tracking of cannabis extracts, independent of the code that tracks cannabis itself. This minor tweak to their paperwork unfortunately set off an internet scare, with multiple news sources stating that the new code effectively reversed cannabis and hemp legality when dealing with extracts rather than plants. That was not the case: the DEA has made clear that their coding system has no legal implications, and those statements have been confirmed by industry and legal experts.
- The media has been on fire following the DEA's “Establishment of a New Drug Code for Marihuana Extract” announcement on December 14th.
- Unfortunately, most of the media outlets have been misreporting the story.
- Read on to learn the new facts!
"Later, in a follow-up phone interview Baer reiterated to The Cannabist that the move allows the DEA to more accurately track elements such as scientific and medical studies, as researchers use the codes to identify which substance they’re examining."