DEA Interim Final Rule, Implementation of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018

Interim regulation of the United States Drug Enforcement Agency that took effect on August 21, 2020 and purported to clarify changes to federal law as a result of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. The rule holds that all synthetic cannabinoids, and any hemp derivatives containing more than .3% Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are deemed marijuana for purposes of the Controlled Substances Act. The rule is currently being challenged in federal court.