Quick Answer: What Drugs Are Legal?

What drugs are illegal?

Commonly Used Illegal Drugs.

Commonly used illegal drugs include marijuana, heroin, cocaine, amphetamines and methamphetamines and club drugs.

What is the difference between illegal and legal drugs?

Legal drugs can either be bought over-the-counter or with a prescription from a medical doctor. Illegal drugs cannot legally be manufactured, bought or sold in the United States. And some other drugs are legal in some situations but illegal when abused.

Which drugs are illegal in the US?

Below, we explore the history of illegal drugs in the United States, including cocaine, opium, marijuana, LSD, and MDMA.

  • Cocaine. For many years, cocaine was a legally distributed substance and an active ingredient in a number of products.
  • Opium.
  • Marijuana.
  • LSD.
  • MDMA.

What are the current UK drug laws? Under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, illegal drugs are divided into Class A, B and C. Penalties are most severe for Class A drugs like crack cocaine and heroin, and least severe for Class C drugs like khat and anabolic steroids.