Florida’s Drug Schedule

Drug Schedule Categorize Level of Addictiveness

The Florida Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act classifies drugs, or controlled substances into schedules, from Schedule I to Schedule V.

The schedules basically categorize controlled substances and drugs, and range from very addicting drugs with any offense carrying a high penalty (Schedule I) to rarely addictive drugs with offenses incurring lighter punishments (Schedule V).

Schedule I

Schedule I drugs have a high potential for abuse and no known, or used, medical application in the United States. Some examples are GHB, heroin and LSD.

Schedule II

Schedule II drugs have a high potential for abuse, but are used for medical purposes in the United States. Common examples are opium, hydrocodone and Vicodin.

Schedule III

Schedule III drugs have a lower potential for abuse than Schedule I or II drugs, and have a known medical use in the United States. Examples include barbituic acid and anabolic steroids.

Schedule IV

Schedule IV drugs have a lower potential for abuse than Schedule III drugs and are used for medical purposes in the United States.

Schedule V

Schedule V drugs have the least potential for abuse and are commonly used in medical applications in the United States.

 

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Penalties may be enhanced if a person is convicted of drug crimes near a child care facility, school, church, assisted living facility or a public housing project. 

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