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What are Schedule I Drugs?

On Behalf of | May 25, 2020 | Drug Crimes

If you have been arrested for drug possession it is very possible could been arrested for possessing a Schedule I drug. If that is the case, you need to hire a drug crime defense lawyer. Call our office at 317-721-4783 or email us at [email protected].

Why are Schedule I Drugs Illegal?

Schedule I drugs are drugs that are illegal because they have the potential for abuse, they have no known medical use, and also have severe safety concerns. Take note, that even though marijuana is legal in some states, it is still considered as a Schedule I drug. As of later September of 2019, Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears, stated that the Marion County Prosecutors office would no longer prosecute marijuana possession of one ounce or less.

What are Examples of Schedule I Drugs?

Some examples of Schedule I drugs are as follows:

  • Heroin (diacetylmorphine)
  • LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide)
  • Marijuana (cannabis, THC)
  • Mescaline (Peyote)
  • MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine or “ecstasy”)
  • GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyric acid) – except formulations in an FDA-approved drug product sodium oxybate (Xyrem) are Schedule III
  • Ecstasy (MDMA or 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine)
  • Psilocybin
  • Synthetic marijuana and analogs (Spice, K2)
  • Methaqualone (Quaalude)
  • Khat (Cathinone)
  • Bath Salts (3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone or MDPV)