Which Drugs Are in Schedule V?


General Reference (not clearly pro or con)
The US Controlled Substances Act has classified marijuana as Schedule I, the most restrictive. Schedules IV and V are the least restrictive.

Below is the most recent update of Schedule V of Title 21 of the U.S. Code, released by the Law Revision Counsel (LRC) of the U.S. House of Representative on Aug. 11, 2006:

"Section 812. Schedules of Controlled Substances

(c) Initial schedules of controlled substances

Schedules I, II, III, IV, and V shall, unless and until amended pursuant to section 811 of this title, consist of the following drugs or other substances, by whatever official name, common or usual name, chemical name, or brand name designated:

Schedule V

Any compound, mixture, or preparation containing any of the following limited quantities of narcotic drugs, which shall include one or more nonnarcotic active medicinal ingredients in sufficient proportion to confer upon the compound, mixture, or preparation valuable medicinal qualities other than those possessed by the narcotic drug alone:

(1) Not more than 200 milligrams of codeine per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams.
(2) Not more than 100 milligrams of dihydrocodeine per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams.
(3) Not more than 100 milligrams of ethylmorphine per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams.
(4) Not more than 2.5 milligrams of diphenoxylate and not less than 25 micrograms of atropine sulfate per dosage unit.
(5) Not more than 100 milligrams of opium per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams."

Aug. 11, 2006 - US Code Title 21 Section 812 (32 KB)