"Schedule I" Drugs in Nevada (21 USC 812)
Explained by Las Vegas Defense Lawyers

The U.S. government divides narcotics into five categories called “schedules.”1Nevada drug crimes involving Schedule I drugs carry the harshest penalties because:

  1. Schedule I drugs have a high potential for abuse and addiction; and
  2. Schedule I drugs have no accepted medical use; and
  3. Schedule I drugs lack accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
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Common Schedule I drugs in Nevada

(scroll down further for a comprehensive list)

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Note that Nevada has a Medical Marijuana program despite pot's Schedule I rating.  The program permits pre-approved patients to possess small amounts of marijuana for medicinal purposes.  Learn more about the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program and Nevada Medical Marijuana Dispensary Laws.2

Also note that federal law does not currently recognize medical marijuana as legal.  Therefore medical marijuana patients and dispensers in Nevada are always at risk of federal prosecution.3

Comprehensive List of Schedule I Drugs


  • Acetylmethadol
  • Allylprodine
  • Alphacetylmathadol
  • Alphameprodine
  • Alphamethadol
  • Benzethidine
  • Betacetylmethadol
  • Betameprodine
  • Betamethadol
  • Betaprodine
  • Clonitazene
  • Dextromoramide
  • Dextrorphan
  • Diampromide
  • Diethylthiambutene
  • Dimenoxadol
  • Dimepheptanol
  • Dimethylthiambutene
  • Dioxaphetyl butyrate
  • Dipipanone
  • Ethylmethylthiambutene
  • Etonitazene
  • Etoxeridine
  • Furethidine
  • Hydroxypethidine
  • Ketobemidone
  • Levomoramide
  • Levophenacylmorphan
  • Morpheridine
  • Noracymethadol
  • Norlevorphanol
  • Normethadone
  • Norpipanone
  • Phenadoxone
  • Phenampromide
  • Phenomorphan
  • Phenoperidine
  • Piritramide
  • Propheptazine
  • Properidine
  • Racemoramide
  • Trimeperidine

Opiate Derivatives:

  • Acetorphine
  • Acetyldihydrocodeine
  • Benzylmorphine
  • Codeine methylbromide
  • Codeine-N-Oxide
  • Cyprenorphine
  • Desomorphine
  • Dihydromorphine
  • Etorphine
  • Heroin
  • Hydromorphinol
  • Methyldesorphine
  • Methylhydromorphine
  • Morphine methylbromide
  • Morphine methylsulfonate
  • Morphine-N-Oxide
  • Myrophine
  • Nicocodeine
  • Nicomorphine
  • Normorphine
  • Pholcodine
  • Thebacon

Hallucinogenic Substances:

  • 3,4-methylenedioxy amphetamine
  • 5-methoxy-3,4-methylenedioxy amphetamine
  • 3,4,5-trimethoxy amphetamine
  • Bufotenine
  • Diethyltryptamine
  • Dimethyltryptamine
  • 4-methyl-2,5-diamethoxyamphetamine
  • Ibogaine
  • Lysergic acid diethylamide
  • Marihuana
  • Mescaline
  • Peyote
  • N-ethyl-3-piperidyl benzilate
  • N-methyl-3-piperidyl benzilate
  • Psilocybin
  • Psilocyn
  • Tetrahydrocannabinols
  • 4-methylmethcathinone (Mephedrone)
  • 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV)
  • 2-(2,5-Dimethoxy-4-ethylphenyl)ethanamine (2C-E)
  • 2-(2,5-Dimethoxy-4-methylphenyl)ethanamine (2C-D)
  • 2-(4-Chloro-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)ethanamine (2C-C)
  • 2-(4-Iodo-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)ethanamine (2C-I)
  • 2-[4-(Ethylthio)-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl]ethanamine (2C-T-2)
  • 2-[4-(Isopropylthio)-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl]ethanamine (2C-T-4)
  • 2-(2,5-Dimethoxyphenyl)ethanamine (2C-H)
  • 2-(2,5-Dimethoxy-4-nitro-phenyl)ethanamine (2C-N)
  • 2-(2,5-Dimethoxy-4-(n)-propylphenyl)ethanamine (2C-P)

Cannabimimetic Agents:

  • 5-(1,1-dimethylheptyl)-2-[(1R,3S)-3-hydroxycyclohexyl]-phenol (CP-47,497)
  • 5-(1,1-dimethyloctyl)-2-[(1R,3S)-3-hydroxycyclohexyl]-phenol (cannabicyclohexanol or CP-47,497 C8-homolog)
  • 1-pentyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-018 and AM678)
  • 1-butyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-073)
  • 1-hexyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-019)
  • 1-[2-(4-morpholinyl)ethyl]-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-200)
  • 1-pentyl-3-(2-methoxyphenylacetyl)indole (JWH-250)
  • 1-pentyl-3-[1-(4-methoxynaphthoyl)]indole (JWH-081)
  • 1-pentyl-3-(4-methyl-1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-122)
  • 1-pentyl-3-(4-chloro-1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-398)
  • 1-(5-fluoropentyl)-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole (AM2201)
  • 1-(5-fluoropentyl)-3-(2-iodobenzoyl)indole (AM694)
  • 1-pentyl-3-[(4-methoxy)-benzoyl]indole (SR-19 and RCS-4)
  • 1-cyclohexylethyl-3-(2-methoxyphenylacetyl)indole (SR-18 and RCS-8)
  • 1-pentyl-3-(2-chlorophenylacetyl)indole (JWH-203)4
Schedule I Drug Crimes in Nevada

For more information on Nevada drug crimes with Schedule I drugs, see the following articles:

Other Drug Schedules in Nevada

For more information on drug schedules II through V, see our following articles:

Arrested for drugs? Call an attorney…
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If you've been accused of a “drug crime” in Nevada, call our Las Vegas criminal defense attorneys at 702-DEFENSE (333-3673) for a free consultation.  We may be able to get your charges reduced or dismissed.

We represent clients throughout Nevada, including Las Vegas, Henderson, Washoe County, Clark County, Reno, Carson City, Laughlin, Mesquite, Bunkerville, Moapa, Elko, Pahrump, Searchlight and Tonopah.


1 U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Controlled Substances Act.

2 Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Medical Marijuana.

3 Office of National Drug Control Policy, Marijuana Resource Center: Federal Laws Relating to Marijuana.

4 21 USC § 812.




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