Talk:Controlled Substances Act

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Why are the most addictive drug are placed on Schedule IV?[edit]

Out off all psychiatric medications, Benzodiazepines and some barbiturates are the most addictive and develop a very high dependence potential when prescribed. However, some non-addictive medications such as Methylphenidate or Ketamine are placed on Schedule II and III. According to citations from the drug articles, some medications such as the ones placed on Scheduled II and III do not produce an addictive potential in low doses when prescribed.

Usually, addictive medications are strictly controlled than those of Schedule IV. I am very confused. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 00AgentBond93 (talkcontribs) 20:55, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

The CSA is the primary legal munition for the "War on Drugs", which is a facade for what should really be called the "War on Minority Groups the Government is Not Fond". Placement within the schedule is purely political. Schedule I is reserved for drugs associated with minority groups the government wanted to control (in 1970) -- "marihuana" for Latin Americans, heroin for African Americans, LSD for the hippies, etc. Drugs are placed based on how dangerous they are for the government, not for their users. Schedule II contains the drugs that they want to put into Schedule I, many which most people believe are illegal street drugs, but unfortunately have undeniable medical value (cocaine, morphine, codeine, opium, oxycodone, fentanyl, PCP, Ritalin, methamphetamine, etc). Schedule III mostly contains drugs that the government doesn't like, but are of somewhat less concern than Schedule II. Not a lot of people need them, so they are more restricted. Schedule IV contains highly prescribed medications that are highly addictive. The reason they less controlled is because so many people legitimately need to take them to function in modern society, and would cause problems if not properly sedated. Schedule V shouldn't even exist. It's there for "monitoring purposes".
To summarize, the more likely for a substance to cause a person to deviate from being what the state defines as an "upstanding, law abiding citizen", the closer to Schedule I it will be placed, and the more likely for a substance to cause a person to shut up and stay in their place, the closer to Schedule IV it will be placed. Thoric (talk) 23:55, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

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quick facts needs to be fixed[edit]

It displays "Quick facts: Long title, Acronyms .mw-parser-output .nobold{font-weight:normal}(colloquial) …" in the box. I do not know how to fix this but I am convinced the code bits shouldn't be there. 178.232.43.153 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 10:46, 11 November 2018 (UTC)


I just checked the infobox and not seeing that error. Are you still seeing it? Goonsquad LCpl Mulvaney (talk) 03:36, 20 November 2018 (UTC)