Enacted into law by the U.S. Congress, the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970, also known as the Controlled Substances Act, outlines the policies for the manufacture, importation, possession, use, and distribution of certain chemical substances. The Controlled Substances Act divides these substances into five schedules (classifications) and the decisions for classification are based upon the potential for abuse and current medical uses by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Food and Drug Administration.
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Bubar, M.J., Cunningham, K.A. (2010). Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970. In: Stolerman, I.P. (eds) Encyclopedia of Psychopharmacology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-68706-1_1558
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