DEA Boosts Psilocybin, MDMA And DMT Production Levels Again In Final Quotas For 2021

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The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is again greatly increasing legal production quotas for illegal Schedule I drugs like psilocybin, MDMA and DMT. After releasing its initial goals for the psychedelics to be produced for research purposes in the U.S. for 2021 earlier this year, DEA put forward boosted numbers in September and then opened a public comment period. The agency took that feedback into consideration and assessed scientific demands before landing on the final quotas, which are even higher than the figures from two months ago. Separately, DEA also recently proposed increased quotas for the production of these substances for research purposes in 2022. For 2021, the agency now says in a notice set to be published in the Federal Register on Monday that it wants 6,000 grams of psilocybin manufactured by the end of the year, which is quadruple the figure it last put forward. Interestingly, it’s also double the amount that DEA is proposing for the upcoming 2022 quota. The levels for MDMA and DMT increased from 50 grams each in DEA’s September proposal to 3,200 grams of the substances in the final 2021 quota—a 6,300 percent increase. DEA said it received 27 “timely comments” that helped inform the final levels. That included people who “expressed appreciation of DEA’s flexibility in responding to the nationwide public interest in hallucinogenic controlled substances research,” the notice states. “DEA acknowledges the expressions of appreciation to changes in the [Aggregate Production Quotas] for these controlled substances,” it said. “The adjustments to select hallucinogenic schedule I controlled substances occurred after DEA received additional schedule I researcher protocols from DEA registered researchers and quota applications from DEA registered manufacturers.” The agency also wants to see 2 million grams of marijuana produced this year, or about 4,400 pounds.…

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