What Drug Classifications Mean For You

Georgia has five classifications of controlled substances that are based on the drug's medical purposes and potential to be abused. In addition to the type of drug charges brought against you, such as possession or distribution, the drug's classification is also a major factor in determining potential penalties.

Schedule I drugs are substances that are highly likely to be abused and have no medical use. Some examples include heroin and ecstasy. Schedule IV drugs, on the other hand, are often used for medical purposes and are unlikely to lead to chemical dependency. Xanax is one example of a schedule IV drug. Using these types of drugs without a prescription could lead to criminal charges.

You need to keep in mind that any drug offense is taken very seriously. Even illegal use of a schedule V drug could lead to at least a year in jail if you are convicted.

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