DEA Declares CBD Extracts Illegal, But What Does That Mean?

The feds tightening up on cannabis extracts, including CBD. Though 8 individual states enacted comprehensive cannabis reform in November [2016], the federal government appears to have other plans. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has released a new drug code for cannabis extracts. Unfortunately, the news doesn’t bode well for CBD. The DEA has declared CBD extracts illegal.

Are we truly moving forward and ending PROHIBITION…

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Making CBD illegal~The component in the Marijuana plant family responsible for assisting with Pain, Cancer and Epilepsy to name a few, is utterly unforgivable.

Shame on us and our US DEA for making this the new nightmare…


Cannabis extracts, including non psychoactive oils, are now illegal. The DEA has amended their cannabis policy, but their new rules have gone a little sour.

Now, all cannabinoids are considered illicit by the federal government. They define “cannabis extract” as the following,

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.’ Extracts of marihuana will continue to be treated as Schedule I controlled substances.

The DEA is taking a step backward just as the nation and many countries around the world are changing their views on cannabis. President Elect Donald Trump’s choice for Attorney General may not help the matter. Last month, Trump nominated Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) for the position.

Unfortunately, Sessions is well-known for his anti-cannabis statements. In the past, he’s called the herb a “dangerous drug” and said that “good people don’t smoke marijuana”.

Though, Trump himself has expressed support for State decision on the matter.

The cannabis legalization movement has made major strides over the past decade. But, some waters are still murky. The DEA’s new restrictions are a sharp reminder that there may be some hard work ahead for the cannabis movement.

The new extraction laws will become effective as of January 13, 2017.