What means Schedule 1 Drugs?
Drugs can be classified into five categories, or schedules, based upon their risk for abuse and dependency and their accepted medical uses. They range from Schedule 1, being the most at risk for creating physical and psychological dependency, to Schedule V, being the least at risk for creating physical and psychological dependency. Schedules II through V have accepted medical uses. Schedule I is the only Schedule without medical uses; however, Schedules 1 and 2 have approximately the same level of risk for dependency and abuse and are equally as dangerous.
Schedule I drugs include, but are not limited to:
gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), Psilocybin, Cathinone (Khat), 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone or MDPV (PABS), heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), methaqualone, and peyote These drugs have dangerous potential for abuse or dependency and have no currently accepted medical uses. Marijuana is still considered a Schedule I drug because it is not legalized or accepted as a sound medical practice everywhere, although this is being contested. This is not an exhaustive list of Schedule I drugs, especially in cases of criminal prosecution. During criminal prosecution, a controlled substance that is not listed by the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) Scheduling may still be considered as such. If the controlled substance is intended for human consumption, is structurally (similar basic chemicals) or pharmacologically (similar effects) similar to a Schedule I or Schedule II drug, and is not an approved medication in the United States, then the controlled substance will be treated as a Schedule I drug for the purposes of prosecution. Schedule I drug means that there are very severe risks involved with this drug, whether it is abuse, dependency, or prosecution. These have no accepted medical uses, currently including marijuana.