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How are drugs classified and which are the most serious? | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

Know the classification of the charge and how it may be handled, there are different repercussions for each class.

Schedule I substances are those that have a high potential for abuse and have no accepted medical treatment in the United States.

Examples: cocaine, heroin, ecstasy / MDMA

Schedule II substances are those with a high potential for abuse and have accepted medical treatments in the United States.

Examples: opium, codeine, morphine, methamphetamine


Schedule III substances are those with a potential for abuse and have accepted medical treatments in the United States.

Examples: anabolic steroids, ketamine

Schedule IV substances are those with a low potential for abuse and have accepted medical treatments in the United States.

Examples: Xanax, Valium, Phentermine (prescription diet pills)


Schedule V substances are those with a low potential for abuse and have accepted medical treatments in the United States.  Many of these substances are found in other schedules.  The difference is a substance in this category is found in a smaller amount.

Examples: codeine, opium

 

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