WSR 11-11-038

WITHDRAWAL OF
PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Board of Pharmacy)

[ Filed May 11, 2011, 5:06 p.m. ]

The department of health, board of pharmacy (board) would like to withdraw the following proposed rule making (CR-101):

WAC NUMBER WSR NUMBER WSR DATE SUBJECT
246-887-100 11-04-066 January 27, 2011 Schedule I

The original proposal was to consider amending rules to add synthetic cannabinoids to the Schedule I controlled substances list. However, since the filing of WSR 11-04-066 the board has become aware of significant public health and safety risks presented by substituted cathinones. These substances, also known as "bath salts," and sold under names like Ivory Wave, Purple Wave, and Zoom, cause similar public safety concerns as synthetic cannabinoids.

For this reason, the board voted to withdraw the CR-101 filed as WSR 11-04-066 and file a new CR-101 to consider placing synthetic cannabinoids and substituted cathinones in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, chapter 246-887 WAC.

If you have any questions, please contact Doreen E. Beebe, program manager, at (360) 236-4834.

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office