Drug info - Ativan (Lorazepam) and the law

Discussion in 'Benzodiazepines' started by sands of time, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. sands of time

    sands of time Gold Member

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    I am interested in finding out what the punishment generally is for possession of Ativan. Lets say someone is caught with a few and they don't have a perscription.
     
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    It's an automaic felony. Penalties vary from state to state. You would probably get probation, but maximum penalty can be up to 5 years or so. This goes for most pharmaceuticals.Edited by: BlueMystic
     
  3. Politicalchalk

    Politicalchalk Titanium Member

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    I don't know about other states, but in NY state, one can lawfully have a non-controlled Rx drug with necessarily have a prescription for it. So, for instance, having a bottle of morphine or xanax would get you in trouble. I've even heard horror stories about people having legit Rxs for the drugs, but butting them in other bottles: a friend put some of her vicodin (hydrocodone/APAP) in with a bottle of aspirin. She was caught, but even though she had a legit script, IT WAS NOT IN THE BOTTLE PRESCRIBED WITH HER NAME AND ADDRESS ON IT. She actually spent a few days in jail before it got cleared up. However.....In NY, carisoprodol (Soma) in NOT a controlled substance. Even though one requires a Rx to get prescription filled, it's not against the law per se to possess the medicine, even without an actual prescription.

    Dunno how all this would work with Schedule V drugs. They're a weird category: chemically they're related to much stronger drugs, they have SOME -- LIMITED -- potential for abuse, and very few of them actually produce psychoactive effects that an "illumination seeker" would be looking for. Might compliment other drugs though. In some states, some CV meds can be purchased behind the counter, that is to say, you have to ask the pharmacist. Which means, if not for legit reason, you have to come up with with one hell of a fake cough. I've read about syrups that are CV containing phenobarbital, albeit not very much of it. My point is that, in some states, you can actually purchase CV behind the counter (as opposed to OTC). Gotta convince the pharmacist I guess.

    Be careful though! If your state doesn't allow that, like mine (NY), it will most definately tarnish your relationship with your local pharmacist.

    "Hi, I'd like to buy some low-dose phenobarbital, some codiene cough-syrup, and a 40oz."

    Hope I helped bud! :laugh:
     
  4. Politicalchalk

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    Oh, sorry, but as for the ativan (lorazepam), that's C IV and you're pretty much screwed if anyone of any legal authority catches you......that is, unless they have a fondness for benzodiazepines and misguided youth!