By ALEJANDRO REYES VEGA, CSU PR Student Assistant
The possession of Schedule Drugs has different consequences:
First Offense: Imprisonment of no more than 1 year and a minimum fine of $1000
1 previous drug/narcotic/chemical conviction will result in Imprisonment of 15 days-2 years, and a minimum fine of $2,500
2+ previous drug/narcotic/chemical conviction will result in imprisonment of 90 days-3 years, and a minimum fine of $5,000.
They are all illegal:
Drugs are illegal in the state of Minnesota. The only exception is medically prescribed marijuana; however, it is against University policy for students to possess any type pf drug including medically prescribed Marijuana.
The possession and use of Marijuana is a violation of federal law and since the University belongs to the State and accepts federal dollars for financial aid it must follow the Drug-Free Schools and Community Act.
There is no exception on the use of drugs and they are classified in five Schedules.
According to the DEA, these are the different schedules and drugs:
These include drugs, substances, or chemicals are not currently accepted in any medical use and have a high potential for abuse.
Ex: Heroin, LSD, marijuana, ecstasy, methaqualone, and peyote.
These include drugs, substances, or chemical that have a high potential for abuse potentially leading to severe psychological or physical dependence and are considered dangerous.
Ex: Vicodin, cocaine, methamphetamine, methadone, dilaudid, Demerol, oxycodone, fentanyl, Adderall, and Ritalin.
These include drugs, substances, or chemicals with a moderate to low potential for physical and psychological dependence.
Ex: Tylenol with codeine, ketamine, anabolic steroids, testosterone.
These include drugs, substances, or chemicals with a low potential for abuse and low risk of dependence. Schedule III drugs have a higher risk of abuse.
Ex. Xanax, Soma, Darvon, Darvocet, Valium, Ativan, Ambien, Tramadol.
These include drugs, substances, or chemicals with a lower potential for abuse than Schedule IV and consists of preparations containing limited quantities of certain narcotics. Schedule V drugs are generally used for antidiarrheal, antitussive, and analgesic purposes.
Ex. Lyrica, Parepectolin, Motofen, Lomotil.
The previously named drugs are just some examples, this is not by any means a full list of drugs that are considered illegal.