Controlled Substances Act 1970

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In 1970, Congress enacted the Controlled Substances Act in an effort to categorize regulated drugs based on their potential for abuse. This act divided their potential into five categories or technically five schedules. Some examples from each category would be:
Schedule 1: heroin or LSD
Schedule 2: morphine or opium
Schedule 3: butabarbital or anabolic steroids
Schedule 4: chloral hydrate or diazepam
Schedule 5: low-strength codeine combined with other drugs to form a cough suppressant
I believe they created this act to try to prevent drug abuse. This act helps prevent drug abuse by categorizing the drugs from the highest potential of addiction to the lowest potential of addiction. The higher ones have many regulations and laws that way
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