11.11.2017 | Kaitlyn Leapman
Schedule I, II, III, IV, V drugs. What does the schedule mean?
As we worked our way through Schedules I-V, it can be seen that each level is less dangerous than the previous. The fact that the schedules differentiate based on danger or harm to those who consume them makes sense as States are vested with police powers to protect the health, safety, and welfare of their citizen.
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A substance may fall under Schedule II if the substance has (a) high abuse potential; (b) the substance is medically accepted or accepted with severe restrictions; and abuse may cause the user to suffer from psychological or physical dependence. Schedule III:. Some of the more well-known substances which are classified under Schedule II include: hydrocodone, morphine, oxycodone, cocaine, amphetamine, and methamphetamine. Second, Schedule II substances are seen by the Legislature has a “little bit safer” if used by the general public.
In this week’s blog, we examine how the Indiana Criminal Code categorizes different controlled substance and what are the differences which cause substances to fall under different substance schedules.
These schedules are based upon various factors, such as: the abuse potential, acceptance for medical treatment, and physical or psychological dependence. Schedule I:. First and foremost, Indiana law, similarly to federal law, has adopted a classification system which is based on different schedules. Moreover, it is important to be aware that these substances are subject to change their classification at any time as the Indian Code has empowered the Indiana State Board of Pharmacy to suggest additions, deletions, or modifications to the Indiana Legislature.
In Indiana, a substance may be placed under Schedule I if the substance (a) has high abuse potential and (b) the substance is not accepted for medical treatment or is unsafe for said treatment. Schedule I is generally seen as the most dangerous substances under the Indiana Code. Some of the more well-known substances which are classified under Schedule I include: heroin, MDMA, LSD, marijuana, peyote, mescaline, and benzylpiperazine. Schedule II:.
Schedule V:. Some well-known substance under Schedule IV include: loprazolam, methohexital, and modafinil. Fourth, a substance falls under Schedule IV if the substance: (a) has lower potential than Schedule III for abuse; (b) is medically accepted; and has a potential for abuse which may cause limited physical or psychological dependence less than those substances in Schedule III.
Schedule IV:. Third, Schedule III substances are seen as safer than both Schedule I and Schedule II substances. Under the Indiana Code, a substance falls under Schedule III if: (a) the substance possess abuse potential, however, this abuse potential is less likely than a substances classified under Schedule I and Schedule II; (b) it is medically accepted; and there is a low or moderate chance of physical dependence of high chance of psychological dependence. Some of the more well-known substances which are classified under Schedule III include: chlorphentermine, nalorphine, and anabolic steroids.
Lastly, Schedule V substances are seen as the least dangerous if used by the general public. A substance falls under Schedule V if the substance: (a) has lower abuse potential than substances under Schedule IV; (b) is medically accepted; and has a less likelihood of physical or psychological dependence than substances under Schedule IV.Schedule 4 drugs