Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substances (Drugs)

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About Federal and State Drug Classifications (Schedules)

In New Jersey drug law, “CDS” in an acronym for “Controlled Dangerous Substance.” There are five “Schedules” (categories) of CDS in New Jersey. Most drugs are schedule under federal law, but in some cases drugs may be schedule under state law. For example, New Jersey has banned six drugs used in making “bath salts” even though at this time these six drugs are not scheduled under federal law.

Some drugs are classified under more than one schedule category based on the strength of the drug and whether or not it is mixed with other products.

Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substances

The substance has high potential for abuse and has no accepted medical use in treatment in the United States, or it lacks accepted safety for use in treatment under medical supervision. (N.J.S.A. 24:21-5)

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