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The following is a list of the different ways that Georgia classifies drugs. Drugs in Georiga are classified between Schedules 1-5, 1 generally being the worst and 5 being the least abusive.

Schedule I drugs have a high potential for abuse and have no currently accepted medical use in treatment. Schedule I drugs include opiates and hallucinogens such as heroine and ecstasy. Schedule I drugs are considered a felony and punishable by imprisonment for not less than two years, and not more than 15 years. Upon conviction of a second or subsequent offense, the minimum imprisonment is two years and not more than 15 years. For more information, click here to see the full list of schedule I drugs.

Schedule II drugs have a high potential for abuse but also have currently accepted medical uses in treatment. Schedule II drugs include certain opiates such as cocaine, methadone and certain depressants such as secobarbital and pentobarbital. Schedule II drugs are considered a felony and punishable by imprisonment for not less than two years, and not more than 15 years. Upon conviction of a second or subsequent offense, the minimum imprisonment is two years and not more than 15 years. For more information, click here to see the full list of schedule II drugs.

Schedule III drugs have a potential for abuse less than schedules I and II, and have currently accepted medical uses in the United States. Schedule III drugs include certain stimulants, depressants, anabolic steroids and drugs with limited narcotic concentrations. Schedule III drugs are considered a felony and punishable by imprisonment for not less than one year, and not more than 5 years for possession and up to 10 years if there is an intent to distribute . Upon conviction of a second or subsequent offense, the minimum imprisonment is two years and not more than 15 years. For more information, click here to see the full list of schedule III drugs.

Schedule IV contains drugs with a lower potential for abuse that schedules I-III. Schedule IV drugs also have accepted medical uses in the United States. Schedule IV drugs are considered a felony and punishable by imprisonment for not less than one year, and not more than 5 years for possession and up to 10 years if there is an intent to distribute . Upon conviction of a second or subsequent offense, the minimum imprisonment is two years and not more than 15 years. For more information, click here to see the full list of schedule IV drugs.

Schedule V contains drugs with the lowest potential for abuse relative to schedule I-IV. If abused, schedule IV drugs can lead to limited physical or psychological dependence. Schedule V drugs are considered a felony and punishable by imprisonment for not less than one year, and not more than 5 years for possession and up to 10 years if there is an intent to distribute . Upon conviction of a second or subsequent offense, the minimum imprisonment is two years and not more than 15 years. For more information click here to see the full list of schedule V drugs.

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