The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is warning traditional Georgia pharmacies that marijuana possession and sales are federally prohibited.
The caution flag stems from the Georgia Board of Pharmacy’s June approval of rules for independent pharmacies to sell low-THC medical cannabis oil products in the state and the ensuing signoff by Gov. Brian Kemp.
The DEA, which has largely avoided marijuana enforcement in individual states during the Biden administration, has a different view, however.
The notice from the agency’s Diversion Control Division reminds DEA-registered pharmacies that they must abide by federal laws and regulations, Atlanta TV station WXIA reported.
The Diversion Control Division did not immediately respond to an MJBizDaily request for comment.
The advisement that DEA-registered pharmacies are prohibited from dispensing Schedule 1 substances such as marijuana was released Nov. 27, roughly a month after independent pharmacies starting selling medical marijuana products to MMJ patients
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