How Are Drugs Classified In The Legal System?

The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act established eight Schedules of controlled substances. Possession of a Schedule I and Schedule II substance are the most common possession offences. Schedule I includes the most harmful drugs, such as heroin-based substances and cocaine. Schedule II focuses on marijuana, hashish and its derivatives. Schedules III-IV include other common substances such as mushrooms, ecstasy, and steroids.


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