What Are Federal Drug Schedules?

Under the Controlled Substances Act, the federal government divides drugs into five tiers, also known as schedules. The criteria used to classify drugs are: potential for abuse, potential medical benefits, and addictiveness. These schedules range from I (highest potential for abuse, highest level of addictiveness, and no medical benefits) to V (lowest potential for abuse and addiction, useful medical applications.)

The penalties for drug possession partially depend on the classification of the drug in question. If you have been accused of illegally selling or possessing any drug, you need to be fully informed about the related laws so that you can understand your rights. Contact Cape Cod drug crime defense attorney James Powderly at 508-343-0676 for more information.


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