Iowa Board of Pharmacy 2010: Proposed amendment to Iowa Code Chapter 124

Proposed amendments to Iowa Code Chapter 124, Iowa Uniform Controlled Substances Act.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:

Section 1. Section 124.204, subsection 4, paragraph “m,” Code 2009, is amended by striking the paragraph and renumbering the remaining paragraphs.

Section 2. Section 124.204, subsection 4, renumbered paragraph “t,” Code 2009, is amended to read as follows:

u. t. Tetrahydrocannabinols, except as otherwise provided by rules of the board for medicinal purposes, meaning tretrahydrocannabinols naturally contained in a plant of the genus Cannabis (Cannabis plant) as well as synthetic equivalents of the substances contained in the Cannabis plant, or in the resinous extractives of such plant, and synthetic substances, derivatives, and their isomers with similar chemical structure and pharmacological activity to those substances contained in the plant, such as the following:

(1) 1 cis or trans tetrahydrocannabinol, and their optical isomers.

(2) 6 cis or trans tetrahydrocannabinol, and their optical isomers.

(3) 3,4 cis or trans tetrahydrocannabinol, and their optical isomers.  (Since nomenclature of these substances is not internationally standardized, compounds of these structures, regardless of numerical designation of atomic positions covered.)

Section 3. Section 124.204, subsection 7, Code 2009, is amended by striking the subsection and renumbering the remaining subsections.

Section 4. Section 124.204, renumbered subsection 8, Code 2009, is amended to read as follows:

9. 8. Other materials.  Any material, compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity of the following substances:

a. N-[l-benzyl-4-piperidyl]-N-phenylpropanamide (benzylfentanyl), its optical isomers, salts and salts of isomers. 5-(1,1-Dimethylheptyl)-2-[(1R,3S)-3-hydroxycyclohexyl]-phenol-7297. Other names: CP-47,497.

b. N-[l-(2-thienyl)methyl-4-piperidyl]-N-phenylpropanamide (thenylfentanyl), its optical isomers, salts and salts of isomers. 5-(1,1-Dimethyloctyl)-2-[(1R,3S)-3-hydroxycyclohexyl]-phenol-7298. Other names:  cannabicyclohexanol and CP-47,497 C8 homologue.

c. 1-Butyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole-7173. Other names:  JWH-073.

d. 1-[2-(4-Morpholinyl)ethyl]-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole-7200. Other names:  JWH-200.

e. 1-Pentyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole-7118. Other names:  JWH-018 and AM678.

Section 5. Section 124.206, subsection 6, Code 2009, is amended by adding the following new paragraph:

NEW PARAGRAPH:  c. Immediate precursor to fentanyl:  4-anilino-N-phenethyl-4-piperidine (ANPP).

Section 6. Section 124.206, subsection 7, paragraph “a,” Code 2009, is amended to read as follows:

a. Marijuana when used for medicinal purposes pursuant to rules of the board of pharmacy examiners.

Section 7. Section 124.208, subsection 6, Code 2009, is amended by adding the following new paragraphs: 

NEW PARAGRAPH:  bh. Boldione (androsta-1,4-diene-3,17-dione).

NEW PARAGRAPH:  bi. Desoxymethyltestosterone (17[alpha]-methyl-5[alpha]-androst-2-en-17[beta]-ol); also known as madol.

NEW PARAGRAPH:  bj. 19-nor-4,9(10)-androstadienedione (estra-4,9(10)-diene-3,17-dione).

EXPLANATION

This bill identifies and places into appropriate drug schedules substances that meet the criteria for control and classification as controlled substances in Iowa.

The bill removes marijuana from Schedule I, eliminates all references to the use of marijuana and tetrahydrocannabinols for medical purposes pursuant to the rules of the board of pharmacy, and classifies marijuana as a Schedule II controlled substance.

The bill classifies five synthetic cannabinoids as Schedule I controlled substance in conformance with recent action by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. Four of these substances were designated, by rule of the Board of Pharmacy, as imitation controlled substances subject to the provisions of Iowa Code chapter 124A. As Schedule I controlled substances, the distribution of these substances is more closely controlled and the penalties for illicit distribution and possession are more stringent.  The bill also removes benzylfentanyl and thenylfentanyl from classification as Schedule I controlled substances in conformance with recent action by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.

The bill classifies the precursor chemical substance, ANPP, as an immediate precursor for the Schedule II controlled substance fentanyl, in conformance with action by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.  ANPP is used in the illicit manufacture of fentanyl.  The bill also identifies and classifies as Schedule III controlled substances three anabolic steroids, in conformance with recent action by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.

 

 

Carl Olsen

130 E. Aurora Ave.

Des Moines, IA 50313-3654

515-288-5798 home phone

515-343-9933 cell phone

 

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