Controlled Substances

Controlled Substances and Precursor Chemicals

The use of controlled substances in research is subject to regulations by the Federal (DEA) and the California Department of Justice (CA-DOJ). SDSU Environment, Health and Safety has an institutional registration with the DEA for research involving Schedule II-V Controlled Substances. Precursor chemicals may be procured for the researcher using this institutional registration. For questions, please contact [email protected] or call 619-594-6778. 


All individuals and groups associated with San Diego State University who have DEA registrations must comply with federal and state laws and University procedures governing controlled substances. These regulations include:


All controlled substances users must be trained. Contact [email protected] to schedule training for new users. 


Unwanted or unused controlled substances must be surrendered to EH&S. Contact [email protected] for a waste pickup.