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Controlled Substance

The conviction for a controlled substance violation adversely affects the eligibility of participants in most programs administered by FSA and NRCS. The period of ineligibility is dependent upon the circumstances of the violation and the terms of the conviction. A person convicted of growing, cultivating and storing a controlled substance will be ineligible for up to 5 years from the date of conviction. A person convicted for possession or trafficking of a controlled substance may be ineligible depending upon the court decision and history of past violations.

Regulations and Procedures

Regulation 7 CFR Part 718 - Provisions Applicable to Multiple Programs

Handbook 1-CM (Rev. 3), Common Management and Operating Provisions (pdf)