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Sweden bans Spice: JWH-073, JWH-018, CP47.497, HU-210

By Alfa, Aug 25, 2009 | |
  1. Alfa
    The government of Sweden will ban seven cannabinoids, with a law that comes into effect on the 15th of september. The government classifies seven compounds, synthetic cannabinoids which have properties similar to cannabis, drugs.
    The Swedish government has taken this decision on the drug class of agents on July 30 and it amends the Regulation (1992:1554) on the control of drugs.
    Regulation shall enter into force on 15 September.

    The government classifies seven substances CP 47.497-C6; CP 47.497-C7; CP 47.497-C8; CP 47.497-C9; JWH-018, JWH-073 and HU-210.
    All these drugs are synthetic cannabinoids and have properties similar to cannabis.

    They are additives in various plant preparations intended for smoking. One of several names for these plant preparations is Spice.

    On July 1, 2009 the Institute of Public Health to Health and Social Affairs filed the amendment that would classify the seven substances as drugs.
    Since the designation of these drugs as a controlled drug, means that all handling without permission is prohibited, the government must make a formal complaint about the drugs to the European Union Commission.

    In a normal case, three months would elapse from the time the EU receives such a notification until the government can ban a product. The Government has requested that this delay should not need to apply, and the EU Commission has agreed. The government decision on the drug class of agents was taken on July 30 and amends the Regulation (1992:1554) on control of drugs. Regulation shall enter into force on 15 September.



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