NJ SCHEDULE III CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES (“CDS”)
Understanding and Navigating Schedule III Drugs in New Jersey
If you’re facing drug charges in New Jersey, it’s essential to have a seasoned drug attorney on your side. Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS), commonly known as drugs, are subject to regulation; their use and ownership are monitored due to their abuse potential. One classification for certain CDS under New Jersey law is Schedule III CDS, defined by N.J.S.A. 24:21-7. In this article, we will explain everything you need to know about Schedule III CDS and the regulations surrounding them.
Schedule III CDS Under NJ Law
New Jersey law mandates certain categories of drugs that require regulation; one such category is Schedule III. Based on N.J.S.A. 24:21-7, substances that fall under this classification must meet the following criteria:
– It has a lower potential for abuse than Schedule I and II drugs.
– Its current medical applications are recognized in the United States.
– It has a potential for low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
Examples of Schedule III CDS Drugs
Various regulated types of drugs fall under Schedule III CDS in New Jersey; some of these classified drugs include:
These are drugs containing compounds or mixtures that contain amphetamine, salts, optical isomers, or outer salts; examples include phenmetrazine and its salts, any substance containing methamphetamine including its isomers or outer salts and methylphenidate which stimulates the central nervous system.
These are medications that can have more potentially depressant effects on the central nervous system than other Schedule III drugs. Examples include any drug containing barbituric acid or any salt derivation of barbituric acid except those periodically listed or specifically mentioned in other schedules alongside other regulated substances like chloral betaine, glutethimide, lysergic acid amide or lysergic acid, sulfonmethane, phencyclidine, ketamine hydrochloride and sulfondiethylmethane.
New Jersey regulations also list certain narcotics allowed in Schedule III CDS but only in limited amounts. These quantities must meet specific criteria based on the milligram or isoquinoline alkaloid content of opium and have active non-narcotic agents recognized in therapeutic doses.
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Schedule III Drugs Table
To help navigate Schedule III CDS drugs better under NJ laws, here is a table showing some examples:
|Stimulants||Drugs containing amphetamine, salts, optical isomers or outer salts including phenmetrazine and its salts; any substance containing methamphetamine including its isomers or outer salts as well as methylphenidate which stimulates the central nervous system.|
|Depressants||Drugs that have potentially higher depressant effects on the central nervous system such as any drug containing barbituric acid or its salt derivation except those listed in other schedules like chlorhexadol, glutethimide, lysergic acid amide or lysergic acid, methyprylon, phencyclidine, sulfonmethane, sulfondiethylmethane, sulfonethylmethane and ketamine hydrochloride.|
|Narcotic Drugs||Compounds containing limited quantities of certain narcotics are allowed under Schedule III CDS in New Jersey. They include codeine, dihydrocodeinone, dihydrocodeine ethylmorphine, morphine and opium. These compounds must meet specific criteria based on the quantity of milligram or isoquinoline alkaloid content of opium and active non-narcotic agents recognized in therapeutic doses.|
Understanding New Jersey’s laws governing Controlled Dangerous Substances is crucial when facing drug-related charges. Finding an experienced law firm like Spodek Law Group is just as essential to navigate these complex criminal laws’ complexities successfully. With our support and guidance at every stage of the legal process alongside strong legal representation for your case, we can help you protect your rights while pursuing the possible outcome for your situation. Contact us today for a free consultation if you’re facing drug-related charges in New Jersey.
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