The following controlled substances are included in Schedule III: 

A.   any material, compound, mixture or preparation containing limited quantities of any substance having a stimulant effect on the central nervous system which is controlled and listed in Schedule II;

B.   unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture or preparation which contains any quantity of the following substances having a potential for abuse associated with a depressant effect on the central nervous system:

(1)   any substance which contains any quantity of a derivative of barbituric acid, or any salt of a derivative of barbituric acid, except those substances which are specifically listed in another schedule;

(2)   chlorhexadol;

(3)   glutethimide;

(4)   lysergic acid;

(5)   lysergic acid amide;

(6)   methyprylon;

(7)   phencyclidine;

(8)   sulfondiethylmethane;

(9)   sulfonethylmethane; or

(10)   sulfonmethane;

C.   nalorphine;

D.   any material, compound, mixture or preparation containing limited quantities of any of the following narcotic drugs, or any salts thereof:

(1)   not more than one and eight-tenths grams of codeine, or any of its salts, per one hundred milliliters or not more than ninety milligrams per dosage unit, with an equal or greater quantity of an isoquinoline alkaloid of opium;

(2)   not more than one and eight-tenths grams of codeine, or any of its salts, per one hundred milliliters or not more than ninety milligrams per dosage unit, with one or more active, non-narcotic ingredients in recognized therapeutic amounts;

(3)   not more than three hundred milligrams of dihydrocodeinone, or any of its salts, per one hundred milliliters or not more than fifteen milligrams per dosage unit, with a fourfold or greater quantity of an isoquinoline alkaloid of opium;

(4)   not more than three hundred milligrams of dihydrocodeinone, or any of its salts, per one hundred milliliters or not more than fifteen milligrams per dosage unit, with one or more active, non-narcotic ingredients in recognized therapeutic amounts;

(5)   not more than one and eight-tenths grams of dihydrocodeine, or any of its salts, per one hundred milliliters or not more than ninety milligrams per dosage unit, with one or more active, non-narcotic ingredients in recognized therapeutic amounts;

(6)   not more than three hundred milligrams of ethylmorphine, or any of its salts, per one hundred milliliters or not more than fifteen milligrams per dosage unit, with one or more active non-narcotic ingredients in recognized therapeutic amounts;

(7)   not more than five hundred milligrams of opium per one hundred milliliters or per one hundred grams, or not more than twenty-five milligrams per dosage unit, with one or more active, non-narcotic ingredients in recognized therapeutic amounts; or

(8)   not more than fifty milligrams of morphine, or any of its salts, per one hundred milliliters or per one hundred grams with one or more active, non-narcotic ingredients in recognized therapeutic amounts;

E.   controlled substances added to Schedule III by rule adopted by the board pursuant to Section 30-31-3 NMSA 1978; and

F.   the board may exempt by regulation any compound, mixture or preparation containing any stimulant or depressant substance listed in Subsections A and B of this section from the application of any part of the Controlled Substances Act if the compound, mixture or preparation contains any active medicinal ingredients not having a stimulant or depressant effect on the central nervous system and if the admixtures are included in combinations, quantity, proportion or concentration that vitiate the potential for abuse of the substances which have a stimulant or depressant effect on the central nervous system.

  History: 1953 Comp., § 54-11-8, enacted by Laws 1972, ch. 84, § 8; 2005, ch. 280, § 4.