The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has classified cannabidiol
under the Schedule 1 list of drugs. Cannabidiol, or more commonly known as CBD, is one of the compounds that make up marijuana extract and covers the highest concentration besides tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The final rule of the DEA establishes that the drug is illegal, and is strictly prohibited by the federal government, as reported in a news article
Drugs under the Schedule 1 List of Controlled Substances are those that have very high potential and probability for abuse
, those that have no known medical treatment use, and those that are said to be very dangerous to human health. Aside from marijuana, the list also includes ecstasy
, and lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
, among others.
Also under the same rule, CBD is now identified separately from marijuana to strictly track possible violations. The DEA has declared that all cannabis extracts, even those considered as non-psychoactive oils, are now illegal.
The current clamor of a number of states in the U.S. to push for the legalization of marijuana
may be hampered by the recently approved rule of the DEA, despite the medicinal qualities of the drug. The rule is set to be effective on January 2017. Employers who want to keep drugs out of the workplace can use marijuana drug tests
for instant detection of substance abuse.