A. The drug has a high potential for abuse.
B. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. C. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision. 
Under schedule I are dangerous and addictive drugs such as heroin and cocaine. Also under schedule I, falling under the same category as opiates and heavy hallucinogens, is Marijuana. Since this Federal Law was passed in 1970, millions of Americans have been arrested and sent to prison for drug related crimes. Many of these drug related crimes were for violations as small as possession of Marijuana. Our prisons are overflowing with these offenders. Although the Controlled Substances Act was passed in 1970, there is an extensive history of drug use in the United States, which has lead to this act. This law has been in the works since the beginning of drug use in America. One of the earliest forms of drug abuse in the United States was with opium. Opium was seen as a resource for pain relief. European explorers and settlers brought crude opium or dissolved opium extract to North America. Many people, including one of our great nation's forefathers, Benjamin Franklin, used opium as