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.