Schedule II Drugs: Heroin, Marijuana, and MMDA" The drugs are classified as either stimulants, depressants, opioids, hallucinogens or Cannabis. Based on the Controlled Substance Act 1976 heroin, marijuana and MDMA are classified as Schedule I type of psychoactive drugs (Lyman 12). This is because they are considered unsafe for consumption due to their negative effects on the individuals’ wellbeing. Heroin is synthesized from morphine an opium poppy derivative. Even though heroin has been categorized as a form of painkiller, it is very dangerous especially due to its highly addictive latent. On the other hand, marijuana is derived from the cannabis plant and even though it does not possess high addiction latency, it nonetheless has the highest potential of abuse. Marijuana comprises a combination of the cannabis flowers, the stems, its cannabis seeds, and the cannabis leaves. MDMA or Ecstasy is also an artificial and psychoactive stimulant drug that comes in a variety of tablets. Hence, addiction to MDMA results in over-activity of the individual body system. The three types of drugs are very precarious and can be extremely fatal (Riviello 41). .
In terms of classification, the three drugs are categorized as schedule I drug types based on the .U.S Drug Enforcement Administration and Drug Scheduling regulations (3). Hence, by branding the drugs as schedule 1, implies that they belong to the most dangerous category of drugs, which not only an elevated potential for abuse but also presents the threat of high physical dependence and relentless psychological reliance. They are therefore not permitted for medical utilization due to their highest prospect of abuse. They have no currently authorized medical use and they are mostly used for recreational intentions and therapeutic reasons. Thus, the level of physical plus psychological abuse nationwide remains generally elevated in comparison to other prevalent drugs.