Title 21 United States Code (USC) Controlled Substances Act

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Subchapter I — Control And Enforcement

Part A — Introductory Provisions

  • Section 801. Congressional findings and declarations: controlled substances
  • Section 801a. Congressional findings and declarations: psychotropic substances
  • Section 802. Definitions
  • Section 803. Repealed. Pub. L. 95-137, Section 1(b), Oct. 18, 1977, 91 Stat. 1169

Part B — Authority to Control; Standards And Schedules

  • Section 811. Authority and criteria for classification of substances
  • Section 812. Schedules of controlled substances
  • Section 813. Treatment of controlled substance analogues
  • Section 814. Removal of exemption of certain drugs

Part C — Registration of Manufacturers, Distributors, and Dispensers of Controlled Substances

  • Section 821. Rules and regulations
  • Section 822. Persons required to register
  • Section 823. Registration requirements
  • Section 824. Denial, revocation, or suspension of registration
  • Section 825. Labeling and packaging
  • Section 826. Production quotas for controlled substances
  • Section 827. Records and reports of registrants
  • Section 828. Order forms
  • Section 829. Prescriptions
  • Section 830. Regulation of listed chemicals and certain machines
  • Section 831. Additional requirements relating to online pharmacies and telemedicine

Part D — Offenses And Penalties

  • Section 841. Prohibited acts A
  • Section 842. Prohibited acts B
  • Section 843. Prohibited acts C
  • Section 844. Penalties for simple possession
  • Section 844a. Civil penalty for possession of small amounts of certain controlled substances
  • Section 845. Transferred
  • Section 845a. Transferred
  • Section 845b. Transferred
  • Section 846. Attempt and conspiracy
  • Section 847. Additional penalties
  • Section 848. Continuing criminal enterprise
  • Section 849. Transportation safety offenses
  • Section 850. Information for sentencing
  • Section 851. Proceedings to establish prior convictions
  • Section 852. Application of treaties and other international agreements
  • Section 853. Criminal forfeitures
  • Section 853a. Transferred
  • Section 854. Investment of illicit drug profits
  • Section 855. Alternative fine
  • Section 856. Maintaining drug-involved premises
  • Section 857. Repealed. Pub. L. 101-647, title XXIV, Section 2401(d), Nov. 29, 1990, 104 Stat. 4859
  • Section 858. Endangering human life while illegally manufacturing controlled substance
  • Section 859. Distribution to persons under age twenty-one
  • Section 860. Distribution or manufacturing in or near schools and colleges
  • Section 860a. Consecutive sentence for manufacturing or distributing, or possessing with intent to manufacture or distribute, methamphetamine on premises where children are present or reside
  • Section 861. Employment or use of persons under 18 years of age in drug operations
  • Section 862. Denial of Federal benefits to drug traffickers and possessors
  • Section 862a. Denial of assistance and benefits for certain drug- related convictions
  • Section 862b. Sanctioning for testing positive for controlled substances
  • Section 863. Drug paraphernalia
  • Section 864. Anhydrous ammonia
  • Section 864a. Grants to reduce production of methamphetamines from anhydrous ammonia
  • Section 865. Smuggling methamphetamine or methamphetamine precursor chemicals into the United States while using facilitated entry programs

Part E — Administrative And Enforcement Provisions

  • Section 871. Attorney General
  • Section 871a. Semiannual reports to Congress
  • Section 872. Education and research programs of Attorney General
  • Section 872a. Public-private education program
  • Section 873. Cooperative arrangements
  • Section 874. Advisory committees
  • Section 875. Administrative hearings
  • Section 876. Subpenas
  • Section 877. Judicial review
  • Section 878. Powers of enforcement personnel
  • Section 879. Search warrants
  • Section 880. Administrative inspections and warrants
  • Section 881. Forfeitures
  • Section 881-1 Transferred
  • Section 881a. Transferred
  • Section 882. Injunctions
  • Section 883. Enforcement proceedings
  • Section 884. Immunity and privilege
  • Section 885. Burden of proof; liabilities
  • Section 886. Payments and advances
  • Section 886a. Diversion Control Fee Account
  • Section 887. Coordination and consolidation of post-seizure administration
  • Section 888. Repealed. Pub. L. 106-185, Section 2(c)(3), Apr. 25, 2000, 114 Stat. 210
  • Section 889. Production control of controlled substances
  • Section 890. Review of Federal sales of chemicals usable to manufacture controlled substances

Part F — General Provisions

  • Section 901. Severability
  • Section 902. Savings provisions
  • Section 903. Application of State law
  • Section 904. Payment of tort claims

Subchapter II — Import and Export

  • Section 951. Definitions
  • Section 952. Importation of controlled substances
  • Section 953. Exportation of controlled substances
  • Section 954. Transshipment and in-transit shipment of controlled substances
  • Section 955. Possession on board vessels, etc., arriving in or departing from United States
  • Section 955a to 955d. Transferred
  • Section 956. Exemption authority
  • Section 957. Persons required to register
  • Section 958. Registration requirements
  • Section 959. Possession, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substance
  • Section 960. Prohibited acts A
  • Section 960a. Foreign terrorist organizations, terrorist persons and groups
  • Section 961. Prohibited acts B
  • Section 962. Second or subsequent offenses
  • Section 963. Attempt and conspiracy
  • Section 964. Additional penalties
  • Section 965. Applicability of part E of subchapter I
  • Section 966. Authority of Sectionetary of the Treasury
  • Section 967. Smuggling of controlled substances; investigations; oaths; subpenas; witnesses; evidence; production of records; territorial limits; fees and mileage of witnesses
  • Section 968. Service of subpena; proof of service
  • Section 969. Contempt proceedings
  • Section 970. Criminal forfeitures
  • Section 971. Notification, suspension of shipment, and penalties with respect to importation and exportation of listed chemicals

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