We have discussed a variety of drug cases on our blog. Some of those cases have involved controlled substances. Our Maryland readers might like to learn about controlled substances and why having these in your possession without a prescription can lead to criminal charges.
Controlled substances are all governed by the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. This act separates controlled substances into five categories. These categories are called schedules. In order to be classified as a controlled substance, the substance has to have a detrimental effect on the user. That effect can be health-related, welfare-related or both.