Schedule 1 or Schedule 2 Drugs?

The Drugs Misuse Act often refers to ‘Schedule 1’ and ‘Schedule 2’ drugs. The difference is often relevant in sentencing, and can affect the punishment someone will receive. The schedules are two lists of dangerous drugs under the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987. Schedule 1 is made up of nine different drugs, as well as several steroid drugs. Schedule 2 contains over 100 less serious drug compounds.

Schedule 1 drugs are more serious and include, but are not limited to:

  • Amphetamine
  • Methylamphetamine (ice)
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Lysergide (LSD)
  • 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, Ecstasy)
  • Steroid drugs

Schedule 2 drugs are less serious and include, but are not limited to:

  • Cannabis
  • Codeine
  • Psilocybin (Mushrooms)
  • Opium
  • Oxycodone

The Palaszczuk Government in 2016 has suggested that the Regulations may be amended such that Cannabis will soon be a schedule 1 dangerous drug.

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