Is suboxone a schedule 2 or 3 controlled substance?
Question posted by oxyaaron on 20 Sep 2010
Last updated on 29 August 2017 by ForensicToxicologist
Many mistaken answers here. All forms of buprenorphine are Schedule III under Federal law, no exceptions. https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/21cfr/cfr/1308/1308_13.htm
Stadol contains butorphenol, not buprenorphine, and is therefore Schedule IV under Federal law. https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/21cfr/cfr/1308/1308_14.htm
However, the Feds allow states to regulate drugs in their own State statutes differently. Generally, states may control drugs more strictly (higher schedule) but not more leniently (lower schedule). However, there are exceptions that the Feds tolerate for one reason or another. In my state (Florida), Buprenorphine is controlled under STATE Schedule V, and there are a significant number of drugs are not controlled under state law even though they are controlled Federally. Conversely, Florida controls butorphenol at the same level as Federal law does, Schedule IV.
Technically, you can be charged in Federal court under Federal law if you violate one of the Federal schedules; but as long as you are not illegally selling the drug, are not transporting the drug across state lines, and are not in possession of it on Federal property, then you primarily only need to be concerned with your own state's drug schedules. So there is no one answer. Most drugs are controlled at the state level in the same schedule as at the Federal level, but there are many exceptions, and buprenorphine is one of them. Check your own state's laws.
I have heard from many counselors that is is actually a schedule 3. However I have heard of people who have been caught and was written as a schedule
1or 2 I think it depends on how it's used if its yours or if its intended to sell which in my opinion
Shouldn't change what it is its still the same drug
This isn't an answer, but it is so good to see that you are getting by. I've been through EVERYTHING addiction wise you have. Things WILL get better. I have faith in ya ;)
It is a class III. How are you doing?
Buprenorphine (suboxone) and all products containing buprenorphine are controlled in Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act.
Buprenorphine can be either schedule 3 or schedule 5 depending on what it is being used for - treating opiate dependence or treating pain.
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