North Carolina Schedule I Drugs

What are Schedule I drugs in North Carolina? Drugs that are classified as Schedule I have no medically accepted uses, have a high potential for abuse and dependence. Under North Carolina law, all Schedule I drugs are listed under North Carolina general statute 90-89 with their respective penalty listed under statute 90-95. Possession of a Schedule I controlled substance can be punished as a Class I felony, while possession with intent to sell or deliver or manufacture a Schedule I controlled substance can raise the punishment to either a higher felony level, with trafficking being the most seriously charged. The most commonly charged Schedule I drugs in North Carolina are heroin, LSD, ecstasy, MDMA, GHB, psilocybin—the active ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms. Interestingly enough, marijuana is currently scheduled as a Schedule I controlled substance under federal law, but is only a Schedule VI controlled substance under North Carolina state law. So even if North Carolina decriminalized possession of marijuana under state law as some states have done, a person could not be prosecuted in state court but they could still be prosecuted in federal court under federal law.