NJ SCHEDULE III CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES (“CDS”)
Understanding Schedule III Drugs Under NJ Law: A Comprehensive Guide
In New Jersey, strict criminal laws are in place to regulate the use or possession of controlled dangerous substances (CDS) due to their high susceptibility to abuse. One of these classifications is Schedule III CDS, prescribed under N.J.S.A. 24:21-7. As a responsible citizen, you must be aware of all the essential information about Schedule III CDS to avoid breaking the law.
What are Schedule III Drugs?
Schedule III drugs are those that have been classified by the director for three factors: a lower potential for abuse than Schedule I and II substances; current medical use in the US; and high psychological dependence or low physical dependence if abused.
Controlled Dangerous Substances
This category includes several controlled dangerous substances that fall under Schedule III except those included in other schedules. Here’s what you need to know:
Substances which stimulate or have a stimulant effect on the central nervous system:
These substances include:
– Any substance containing methamphetamine
Substances which depress or have a depressant effect on the central nervous system:
These include derivatives of barbituric acid or any salt of such derivatives except those specified in other schedules, as well as drugs like:
– Lysergic acid and its amide
Other Narcotic drugs or their salts:
This group includes:
– No more than 1.80 grams of codeine per 100 milliliters with an equal quantity or higher quantity of opium alkaloids (isoquinoline)
– Not exceeding 300 milligrams of dihydrocodeinone or its salts per 100 milliliters, along with a four-fold or more significant amount of isoquinoline alkaloids
– Not exceeding 1.80 grams of dihydrocodeine per 100 ml or 90 mg per dose unit, along with any non-narcotic active elements in a well-known therapeutic quantity
– Not exceeding 300 milligrams of ethylmorphine or any one of its salts in recognized therapeutic quantity
– Not exceeding 500 milligrams of opium or any salt per 100 milliliters for narcotic substances plus any active non-narcotic components in recognized therapeutic dosage
– Not exceeding 50 milligrams of morphine or its salts equivalent per hundred ml
The director can exempt compounds, mixtures, or preparations that do not have a stimulant/depressant effect on the central nervous system whether it includes one medicinal ingredient not having the same effect.
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If you are caught and charged with possessing Schedule III CDS, immediate actions must be taken to get appropriate representation. Todd Spodek is known for providing unparalleled drug charge defense and is available for consultation via phone number (212) 300-5196 to discuss your legal needs. Their team of experienced lawyers will analyze your situation and provide accurate information for the right representation.
| Controlled Dangerous Substances |
| Stimulants | Depressants | Narcotics |
| -Amphetamines | -Derivatives of barbituric acid | -Codeine |
| |-Chlorhexadol | -dihydrocodeinone|
| |-Glutethimide | -dihydrocodeine|
If you don’t want to find yourself behind bars or serving a hefty fine, understanding the laws related to CDS possession and its different schedules is crucial. Possessing Schedule III CDS without proper prescriptions can lead to severe actions taken by law enforcement authorities.
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