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Florida's Schedule V Drug Classification

Section 893.03. Florida Statutes; Standards and Schedules

Classification Of Controlled Substances In Florida

Last Updated: February 26, 2015

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 V classification establishes the classification for drugs currently in use in the United States with the lowest potential for 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 Five (5)

(5) SCHEDULE V.--A substance, compound, mixture, or preparation of a substance in Schedule V has a low potential for abuse relative to the substances in Schedule IV and has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States, and abuse of such compound, mixture, or preparation may lead to limited physical or psychological dependence relative to the substances in Schedule IV.

Subparagraph (a)

(a) Substances controlled in Schedule V include any compound, mixture, or preparation containing any of the following limited quantities of controlled substances, which shall include one or more active medicinal ingredients which are not controlled substances in sufficient proportion to confer upon the compound, mixture, or preparation valuable medicinal qualities other than those possessed by the controlled substance 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.

Subparagraph (b)

(b) Narcotic drugs. Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or preparation containing any of the following narcotic drugs and their salts: Buprenorphine.

Subparagraph (c)

(c) Stimulants. 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 stimulant effect on the central nervous system, including its salts, isomers, and salts of isomers: Pyrovalerone.



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