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    • DEA Announces Emergency Scheduling of Synthetic CannabinoidsDecember 2nd, 2010

      By Karla L. Palmer and Peter M. Jaensch On November 24, 2010, using its emergency authority under section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) (21 U.S.C. § 812), the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) published a Notice of Intent to temporarily place five synthetic cannabinoids in Schedule …

    • Redefining Dronabinol – Part DeuxNovember 7th, 2010

      By John A. Gilbert & Karla L. Palmer – On November 1, 2010, the Deputy Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration published for the second time in three years a proposed rule to modify the listing of approved drug products containing dronabinol as Schedule III controlled …

    • New Combat Meth Act Increases Retailer Self CertificationNovember 3rd, 2010

      By John A. Gilbert & Karla L. Palmer – On October 12th, President Obama signed into law the “Combat Methamphetamine Enhancement Act of 2010” (Public Law No: 111-268) (“Enhancement Act”).  The Enhancement Act amends the Controlled Substances Act by requiring all regulated retail sellers of certain …