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Florida's Schedule III Drug Classification

Section 893.03. Florida Statutes; Standards and Schedules

Classification Of Controlled Substances In Florida

Last Updated: May 27, 2016

SCHEDULE I - SCHEDULE II - SCHEDULE III - SCHEDULE IV - SCHEDULE V

Florida typically mimics the United States Code when it establishes and classifies its list of controlled substances. The Federal Schedule III classification establishes a classification for drugs that are in current medical use with a moderate chance of abuse. This is also part of the regulatory scheme for these substances. They are all heavily regulated by both federal and state laws.

Section 893.03, Florida Statutes
Subsection Three (3)

(3) SCHEDULE III.--A substance in Schedule III has a potential or abuse less than the substances contained in Schedules I and II and has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States, and abuse of the substance may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence or, in the case of anabolic steroids, may lead to physical damage. The following substances are controlled in Schedule III:

(a) Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity of the following substances having a depressant or stimulant effect on the nervous system:

1. Any substance which contains any quantity of a derivative of barbituric acid, including thiobarbituric acid, or any salt of a derivative of barbituric acid or thiobarbituric acid, including, but not limited to, butabarbital and butalbital. 2. Benzphetamine.
3. Chlorhexadol. 4. Chlorphentermine.
5. Clortermine. 6. Lysergic acid. LSD
7. Lysergic acid amide. 8. Methyprylon.
9. Phendimetrazine. 10. Sulfondiethylmethane.
11. Sulfonethylmethane. 12. Sulfonmethane.
13. Tiletamine and zolazepam or any salt thereof.

(b) Nalorphine.

(c) Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or preparation containing limited quantities of any of the following controlled substances or any salts thereof:

1. Not more than 1.8 grams of codeine per 100 milliliters or not more than 90 milligrams per dosage unit, with an equal or greater quantity of an isoquinoline alkaloid of opium.

2. Not more than 1.8 grams of codeine per 100 milliliters or not more than 90 milligrams per dosage unit, with recognized therapeutic amounts of one or more active ingredients which are not controlled substances.

3. Not more than 300 milligrams of hydrocodone per 100 milliliters or not more than 15 milligrams per dosage unit, with a fourfold or greater quantity of an isoquinoline alkaloid of opium.

4. Not more than 300 milligrams of hydrocodone per 100 milliliters or not more than 15 milligrams per dosage unit, with recognized therapeutic amounts of one or more active ingredients that are not controlled substances.

5. Not more than 1.8 grams of dihydrocodeine per 100 milliliters or not more than 90 milligrams per dosage unit, with recognized therapeutic amounts of one or more active ingredients which are not controlled substances.

6. Not more than 300 milligrams of ethylmorphine per 100 milliliters or not more than 15 milligrams per dosage unit, with one or more active, nonnarcotic ingredients in recognized therapeutic amounts.

7. Not more than 50 milligrams of morphine per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams, with recognized therapeutic amounts of one or more active ingredients which are not controlled substances.

For purposes of charging a person with a violation of s. 893.135 involving any controlled substance described in subparagraph 3. or subparagraph 4., the controlled substance is a Schedule III controlled substance pursuant to this paragraph but the weight of the controlled substance per milliliters or per dosage unit is not relevant to the charging of a violation of s. 893.135. The weight of the controlled substance shall be determined pursuant to s. 893.135(6).

(d) Anabolic steroids.

1. The term "anabolic steroid" means any drug or hormonal substance, chemically and pharmacologically related to testosterone, other than estrogens, progestins, and corticosteroids, that promotes muscle growth and includes:

a. Androsterone. b. Androsterone acetate.
c. Boldenone. d. Boldenone acetate.
e. Boldenone benzoate. f. Boldenone undecylenate.
g. Chlorotestosterone (4-chlortestosterone). h. Clostebol.
i. Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone. j. Dihydrotestosterone (4-dihydrotestosterone).
k. Drostanolone. l. Ethylestrenol.
m. Fluoxymesterone. n. Formebulone (formebolone).
o. Mesterolone. p. Methandienone.
q. Methandranone. r. Methandriol.
s. Methandrostenolone. t. Methenolone.
u. Methyltestosterone. v. Mibolerone.
w. Nandrolone. x. Norethandrolone.
y. Nortestosterone. z. Nortestosterone decanoate.
aa. Nortestosterone phenylpropionate. bb. Nortestosterone propionate.
cc. Oxandrolone. dd. Oxymesterone.
ee. Oxymetholone. ff. Stanolone.
gg. Stanozolol. hh. Testolactone.
ii. Testosterone. jj. Testosterone acetate.
kk. Testosterone benzoate. ll. Testosterone cypionate.
mm. Testosterone decanoate. nn. Testosterone enanthate.
oo. Testosterone isocaproate. pp. Testosterone oleate.
rr. Testosterone propionate. ss. Testosterone undecanoate.
tt. Trenbolone. uu. Trenbolone acetate.
vv. Any salt, ester, or isomer of a drug or substance described or listed in this subparagraph if that salt, ester, or isomer promotes muscle growth.

2. The term does not include an anabolic steroid that is expressly intended for administration through implants to cattle or other nonhuman species and that has been approved by the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services for such administration. However, any person who prescribes, dispenses, or distributes such a steroid for human use is considered to have prescribed, dispensed, or distributed an anabolic steroid within the meaning of this paragraph.

(e) Ketamine, including any isomers, esters, ethers, salts, and salts of isomers, esters, and ethers, whenever the existence of such isomers, esters, ethers, and salts is possible within the specific chemical designation.

(f) Dronabinol (synthetic THC) in sesame oil and encapsulated in a soft gelatin capsule in a drug product approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration.

(g) Any drug product containing gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, including its salts, isomers, and salts of isomers, for which an application is approved under s. 505 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.



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