2013 Maryland Code
CRIMINAL LAW
§ 5-405 - Schedule IV


MD Crim Law Code § 5-405 (2013) What's This?

§5-405.

(a) Schedule IV consists of each controlled dangerous substance:

(1) listed in this section;

(2) added to Schedule IV by the Department under § 5-202(b) of this title; or

(3) designated as a Schedule IV controlled dangerous substance by the federal government unless the Department objects under § 5-202(f) of this title.

(b) Substances listed in Schedule IV include a material, compound, mixture, or preparation that contains any quantity of the following substances having a potential for abuse associated with a depressant effect on the central nervous system:

(1) barbital;

(2) bromazepam;

(3) camazepam;

(4) chloral betaine;

(5) chloral hydrate;

(6) ethchlorvynol;

(7) chlordiazepoxide;

(8) clobazam;

(9) clonazepam;

(10) clorazepate;

(11) clotiazepam;

(12) cloxazolam;

(13) delorazepam;

(14) diazepam;

(15) estazolam;

(16) ethinamate;

(17) ethylloflazepate;

(18) fludiazepam;

(19) flunitrazepam;

(20) flurazepam;

(21) halazepam;

(22) haloxazolam;

(23) ketazolam;

(24) loprazolam;

(25) lorazepam;

(26) lormetazepam;

(27) mebutamate;

(28) medazepam;

(29) methohexital;

(30) meprobamate;

(31) methylphenobarbital;

(32) nimetazepam;

(33) nitrozepam;

(34) nordiazepam;

(35) oxazepam;

(36) oxazolam;

(37) paraldehyde;

(38) petrichloral;

(39) phenobarbital;

(40) pinazepam;

(41) prazepam;

(42) temazepam;

(43) tetrazepam; and

(44) triazolam.

(c) Substances listed in Schedule IV include:

(1) a material, compound, mixture, or preparation that contains fenfluramine; and

(2) if its existence is possible:

(i) a salt of fenfluramine;

(ii) an optical, position, or geometric isomer of fenfluramine; and

(iii) a salt of an isomer of fenfluramine.

(d) Substances listed in Schedule IV include a material, compound, mixture, or preparation that contains any quantity of the following substances having a potential for abuse associated with a stimulant effect on the central nervous system:

(1) diethylpropion;

(2) pemoline, including organometallic complexes and their chelates; and

(3) phentermine.

(e) By regulation, the Department may exempt from this section a compound, mixture, or preparation that contains a depressant substance listed in subsection (b) of this section if:

(1) the compound, mixture, or preparation contains an active medicinal ingredient that does not have a depressant effect on the central nervous system; and

(2) the admixtures are included in combinations, quantity, proportion, or concentration that vitiate the potential for abuse of the substances that have a depressant effect on the central nervous system.

(f) The Department may not add a substance to Schedule IV under § 5-202 of this title unless the Department finds that:

(1) the substance has a low potential for abuse relative to the substances listed in Schedule III;

(2) the substance has currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States; and

(3) abuse of the substance may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the substances in Schedule III.

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