What does DEA Compliant mean
Not legal advice: To describe something as “DEA compliant” is to say it follows DEA guidelines and regulations. DEA is an acronym for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.
The DEA’s responsibility is to enforce U.S. laws and regulations concerning controlled substances. Their specific focus is on interstate and international violations as well as non-interstate organized violators like neighborhood-based drug gangs.
The DEA belongs to the Department of Justice and coordinates with entities like the FBI, Interpol and the United Nations.
Synthetic marijuana, often called spice or incense, can be found labeled as DEA compliant. Investigative reporting has shown that the labels are not always correct and can mislead (synthetic marijuana is currently a banned substance nationwide).