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H.R. 2580 (116th): Modernizing Drug Enforcement Act of 2019

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on May 8, 2019.

Modernizing Drug Enforcement Act of 2019

This bill deems a drug or substance that acts as an opioid mu receptor agonist (e.g., morphine) to be in schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, subject to certain exceptions. A schedule I controlled substance is a drug, substance, or chemical that has a high potential for abuse; has no currently accepted medical value; and is subject to regulatory controls and administrative, civil, and criminal penalties under the Controlled Substances Act.