In the context of this policy, a controlled substance is as defined by the US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Office of Diversion. Specifically, a controlled substance is a drug or other substance, or immediate precursor, included in Schedules I, II, III, IV, or V.
It may be necessary to use controlled substances in certain research and teaching activities on the CU-Boulder campus. Controlled substances are identified in the schedules contained within the “Controlled Substances Inventory List,” published by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
In accordance with Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 1300-1308, all University employees who are conducting research or teaching activities that involve controlled substances must:
Regulations concerning research involving cannabis, including industrial hemp, are particularly complex. Please see this memorandum from CU President Benson that describes the university's position, and contact Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Integrity Joe Rosse (303-735-5809) with questions.