Florida’s Drug Schedule

The Florida Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act classifies drugs, or controlled substances into schedules, from Schedule I to Schedule V. The schedules basically categorize controlled substances and drugs, and range from very addictive drugs with drug crimes carrying the most severe penalties (Schedule I), to rarely addictive drugs with drug crimes incurring less severe punishments (Schedule V).

  • Schedule I drugs have a high potential for abuse and no known, or used, medical application in the United States. Some examples are GHB, heroin, and LSD.
  • Schedule II drugs have a high potential for abuse but are used for medical purposes in the United States. Common examples are opium, hydrocodone, and Vicodin.
  • Schedule III drugs have a lower potential for abuse than Schedule I or II drugs and have a known medical use in the United States. Examples include barbituric acid and anabolic steroids.
  • Schedule IV drugs have a lower potential for abuse than Schedule III drugs and are used for medical purposes in the United States.
  • Schedule V drugs have the least potential for abuse and are commonly used in medical applications in the United States.

Examples of Controlled Substances in Florida

Controlled substances can include a variety of drugs or substances, including prescription medications, pills without medications, street drugs, any derivative or base of street drugs or medications, or any other substance that may be abused as a drug. Some examples of controlled substances are:

  • Prescription Pills / Medications:
    • Alprazolam, also known as Xanax
    • Anabolic Steroids
    • Codeine or Hydrocodone with an NSAID or acetaminophen, also known as Vicodin, Lortab, Lorcet
    • Dextropropoxyphene, also known as Darvon, Darvocet
    • Benzodiazepines, also known as alprazolam (Xanax), diazepam (Valium)
    • Methadone, also known as Dolophine, Methadose
    • Methylphenidate, also known as Ritalin, Concerta, Adderall
    • Morphine, also known as Roxanol, Kapanol
    • Oxycodone Hydrochloride, also known as OxyContin, Percocet, Percodan
    • Oxymorphone, also known as Opana, Numorphan, Numorphone
    • Pure Codeine
    • Pure Hydrocodone
    • Zolpidem, also known as Ambien
  • Street Drugs:
    • Amphetamines, also known as Uppers, Speed, Black Beauties, Bennies
    • Benzoylecgonine, also known as Cocaine Metabolite
    • Benzoylmethylecgonine, also known as Ecgonine, Cocaine, Powder, White Lady, Blow, Coke, Coca
    • Cathinone, also known as Bath Salts
    • Diacetylmorphine, also known as Heroin, Smack, Black Tar
      Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, also known as GHB, the Date Rape Drug
    • Ketamine, also known as Special K, K
    • Lysergic acid diethylamide, also known as LSD, Acid
    • Marinol, also known as THC Pill, Synthetic Cannabis
    • Mescaline, also known as Peyote, San Pedro, Achuma, Peruvian Torch cacti
    • Methamphetamine, also known as Meth, Speed
    • Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, also known as Ecstasy, MDMA
    • Opium, also known as Poppy, Poppy Seeds, Opiates
    • Phencyclidine, also known as PCP, Angel Dust
    • Psilocybin, also known as Psilocybin, Magic Mushrooms, Shrooms
    • Salvia divinorum, also known as Salvinorin A, Salvia, Synthetic Marijuana
    • Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), also known as Cannabis, Marijuana, Pot, Weed, Ganja, Bud, Chronic

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