Controlled Substances Act

Controlled Substances Act
Con·trolled Sub·stan·ces Act a federal law enacted in 1970 that regulates the prescribing and dispensing of psychoactive drugs, including narcotics, according to five schedules based on their abuse potential, medical acceptance, and ability to produce dependence; it also establishes a regulatory system for the manufacture, storage, and transport of the drugs in each schedule. Drugs covered by this act include opium and its derivatives, opiates, hallucinogens, depressants, and stimulants.

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