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Club Drugs - Legislation

All of the club drugs have been scheduled under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), Title II of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970. Definitions of Drug Schedules are as follows (U.S. Code, Title 21, Section 812):

  • Schedule I
    • Drug has a high potential for abuse
    • Drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States
    • There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision
  • Schedule II
    • Drug has a high potential for abuse
    • Drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions
    • Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence
  • Schedule III
    • Drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in Schedules I and II
    • Drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States
    • Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence
  • Schedule IV
    • Drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs or other substances in Schedule III
    • Drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States
    • Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs or other substances in Schedule III
  • Schedule V
    • Drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs or other substances in Schedule IV
    • Drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States
    • Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs or other substances in Schedule IV

Schedules of Club Drugs (Drug Scheduling, Drug Enforcement Administration):

  • GHB - Schedule I as of 2000
  • Ketamine - Schedule III as of 1999
  • MDMA - Schedule I as of 1988
  • Methamphetamine - Schedule II as of 1971
  • PMA - Schedule I as of 1973
  • Rohypnol - Schedule IV as of 1984
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