What Is a Schedule 1 Drug?

When you’re accused of a drug-related crime, you may be facing especially harsh penalties with these charges. Unfortunately, you may have trouble getting answers about the details of your case, like what schedules mean for your drug case. 

If you’re facing drug charges, knowing your case’s details is vital. Reach out to a lawyer from Chicago Trusted Attorneys® if you’re facing these charges and are ready to know more about your case. 

What Counts as a Schedule 1 Drug?

When you’re facing a schedule 1 drug case, you need to know what drug schedules mean and how they can impact the penalties and outcome of your case. Scheduling is categorizing a drug based on certain characteristics according to the Controlled Substances Act

The Controlled Substances Act is a drug policy law that regulates the manufacture, possession, and importation of certain drugs such as narcotics, stimulants, hallucinogens, and depressants. These substances are categorized into five numbered schedules. Breaking these laws may result in felony charges

The schedules are based on dependence liability, the potential for abuse, medical use, and safety. The Drug Enforcement Agency enforces the Controlled Substances Act by prosecuting violators of the act. If you find yourself accused of one of these criminal offenses, do not hesitate to give us a call.

According to the Drug Enforcement Agency,  schedule 1 drugs have the following characteristics:

  • The drug is most likely to be abused by the user
  • The drug is yet to be accepted for use because of safety concerns
  • The drug currently has no medicinal value

It is important to note that Schedule 1 drugs should not be given as prescriptions. However, tetrahydrocannabinol (marijuana), considered a schedule 1 drug, has been legalized in some States. The drug has been legalized for medicine or recreational use.

Drugs Listed as Schedule 1 Drugs

The following are schedule 1 drugs and should not be manufactured or distributed within the United States. However, there are some exceptions because some drugs may be legalized in one state and penalized in another, like marijuana. Some of the most common schedule 1 drugs are:

If you’re charged with the possession, sale, manufacture, or other related offenses of any of these drugs, you may need to seek legal help as soon as possible. Your lawyer has the tools you need to understand state laws about these charges and get those charges reduced or dismissed in court. 

Get In Touch With a Drug Possession Lawyer

Schedule 1 drugs can land you in serious trouble, impacting your life for years or decades. But you’re not out of options, even if you’ve been arrested for drug possession, sale, or other drug-related charges. 

If you have been arrested for possession or violating any drug-related law, feel free to reach out to Chicago Trusted Attorneys®. We offer consultations, so we know by dialing 312-519-3171