Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substances ("CDS")
N.J.S.A. 24:21-5. Schedule I Drugs
The drug laws of New Jersey prohibit possession, distribution and/or consumption of various substances. Schedule I contains certain regulated drugs under the law. An individual may be charged with Possession or even Selling CDS depending the allegations of a particular case. If you interested in more information regarding this subject, you may consult our Drug Crimes overview or any number of practice pages on specific type of CDS, for example, Prescription Drugs. In any case, the substances falling within Schedule I are outlined at N.J.S.A. 24:21-5, which provides:
a. Tests. The director shall place a substance in Schedule I if he finds that the substance: (1) has high potential for abuse; and (2) has no accepted medical use in treatment in the United States; or lacks accepted safety for use in treatment under medical supervision.
b. The controlled dangerous substances listed in this section are included in Schedule I, subject to any revision and republishing by the director pursuant to subsection d. of section 3 of P.L.1970, c. 226 (C.24:21-3), and except to the extent provided in any other schedule.
c. Any of the following opiates, including their isomers, esters, and ethers, unless specifically excepted, whenever the existence of such isomers, esters, ethers and salts is possible within the specific chemical designation:
(19) Dioxaphetyl butyrate
d. Any of the following narcotic substances, their salts, isomers and salts of isomers, unless specifically excepted, whenever the existence of such salts, isomers and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation:
(5) Codeine methylbromide
(15) Morphine methylbromide
(16) Morphine methylsulfonate
e. Any material, compound, mixture or preparation which contains any quantity of the following hallucinogenic substances, their salts, isomers and salts of isomers, unless specifically excepted, whenever the existence of such salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation:
(1) 3,4-methylenedioxy amphetamine
(2) 5-methoxy-3,4-methylenedioxy amphetamine
(3) 3,4,5-trimethoxy amphetamine
(9) Lysergic acid diethylamide
(13) N-ethyl-3-piperidyl benzilate
(14) N-methyl-3-piperidyl benzilate
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