Controlled Substances Act Law and Legal Definition

The Controlled Substances Act of 1971 is a U.S. federal statute. The Act controls the use of drug in the U.S. According to the Act using, possessing, manufacturing, or distributing psychotropic drugs is a criminal offence. The Act categorizes drugs into five schedules depending on the nature and control imposed on the drugs.

The Act controls drugs used for limited purpose and also medical purpose. The Act also controls the use of chemicals used for drug making.