Sentencing Guidelines

The federal drug weight conversion schedule is set forth in the federal sentencing guidelines at 18 USCS Appx § 2D1.1. This conversion grid is utilized in addition to the calculation of base level offense. In 2010, the Drug Equivalency Table was amended, Amendment 748, making one major change that applies to drug cases of certain dates.

First, Amendment 748 reduced the drug equivalency for crack cocaine to 3,571 grams of marijuana per one gram of crack cocaine. USSG § 2D1.1, comment. (n.10(E)) (2011 ed.); see also USSG App. C, Amend. 748. n11. The equivalency for cocaine was not affected by the Fair Sentencing Act and remains 200 grams of marijuana to one gram of cocaine. USSG § 2D1.1, comment. (n. 10(E)) (2011 ed.).

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Schedule I or II Opiates*
1 gm of Heroin = 1 kg of marijuana
1 gm of Alpha-Methylfentanyl = 10 kg of marijuana
1 gm of Dextromoramide = 670 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Dipipanone = 250 gm of marijuana
1 gm of 3-Methylfentanyl = 10 kg of marijuana
1 gm of 1-Methyl-4-phenyl-4-propionoxypiperidine/MPPP = 700 gm of marijuana
1 gm of 1-(2-Phenylethyl)-4-phenyl-4-acetyloxypiperidine/PEPAP = 700 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Alphaprodine = 100 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Fentanyl (N-phenyl-N-[1-(2-phenylethyl)-4-piperidinyl] Propanamide) = 2.5 kg of marijuana
1 gm of Hydromorphone/Dihydromorphinone = 2.5 kg of marijuana
1 gm of Levorphanol = 2.5 kg of marijuana
1 gm of Meperidine/Pethidine = 50 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Methadone = 500 gm of marijuana
1 gm of 6-Monoacetylmorphine = 1 kg of marijuana
1 gm of Morphine = 500 mg of marijuana
1 gm of Oxycodone (actual) = 6700 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Oxymorphone = 5 kg of marijuana
1 gm of Racemorphan = 800 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Codeine = 80 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Dextropropoxyphene/Propoxyphene-Bulk = 50 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Ethylmorphine = 165 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Hydrocodone/Dihydrocodeinone = 500 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Mixed Alkaloids of Opium/Papaveretum = 250 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Opium = 50 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Levo-alpha-acetylmethadol (LAAM) = 3 kg of marijuana

*Provided, that the minimum offense level from the Drug Quantity Table for any of these controlled substances individually, or in combination with another controlled substance, is level 12.

Cocaine and Other Schedule I and II Stimulants (and their immediate precursors)*
1 gm of Cocaine = 200 gm of marijuana
1 gm of N-Ethylamphetamine = 80 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Fenethylline = 40 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Amphetamine = 2 kg of marijuana
1 gm of Amphetamine (Actual) = 20 kg of marijuana
1 gm of Methamphetamine = 2 kg of marijuana
1 gm of Methamphetamine (Actual) = 20 kg of marijuana
1 gm of "Ice" = 20 kg of marijuana
1 gm of Khat = .01 gm of marijuana
1 gm of 4-Methylaminorex ("Euphoria") = 100 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Methylphenidate (Ritalin) = 100 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Phenmetrazine = 80 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Phenylacetone/P[2]P (when possessed for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine) = 416 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Phenylacetone/P[2]P (in any other case) = 75 mg of marijuana
1 gm Cocaine Base ("Crack") = 3,571 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Aminorex = 100 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Methcathinone = 380 gm of marijuana
1 gm of N-N-Dimethylamphetamine = 40 gm of marijuana

*Provided, that the minimum offense level from the Drug Quantity Table for any of these controlled substances individually, or in combination with another controlled substance, is level 12.

LSD, PCP, and Other Schedule I and II Hallucinogens (and their immediate precursors)*
1 gm of Bufotenine = 70 gm of marijuana
1 gm of D-Lysergic Acid Diethylamide/Lysergic/LSD = 100 kg of marijuana
1 gm of Diethyltryptamine/DET = 80 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Dimethyltryptamine/DMT = 100 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Mescaline = 10 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Mushrooms containing Psilocin and/or Psilocybin (Dry) = 1 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Mushrooms containing Psilocin and/or Psilocybin (Wet) = 0.1 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Peyote (Dry) = 0.5 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Peyote (Wet) = 0.05 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Phencyclidine/PCP = 1 kg of marijuana
1 gm of Phencyclidine (actual) /PCP (actual) = 10 kg of marijuana
1 gm of Psilocin = 500 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Psilocybin = 500 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Pyrrolidine Analog of Phencyclidine/PHP = 1 kg of marijuana
1 gm of Thiophene Analog of Phencyclidine/TCP = 1 kg of marijuana
1 gm of 4-Bromo-2,5-Dimethoxyamphetamine/DOB = 2.5 kg of marijuana
1 gm of 2,5-Dimethoxy-4-methylamphetamine/DOM = 1.67 kg of marijuana
1 gm of 3,4-Methylenedioxyamphetamine/MDA = 500 gm of marijuana
1 gm of 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine/MDMA = 500 gm of marijuana
1 gm of 3,4-Methylenedioxy-N-ethylamphetamine/MDEA = 500 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Paramethoxymethamphetamine/PMA = 500 gm of marijuana
1 gm of 1-Piperidinocyclohexanecarbonitrile/PCC = 680 gm of marijuana
1 gm of N-ethyl-1-phenylcyclohexylamine (PCE) = 1 kg of marijuana

*Provided, that the minimum offense level from the Drug Quantity Table for any of these controlled substances individually, or in combination with another controlled substance, is level 12.


Schedule I Marihuana
1 gm of Marihuana/Cannabis, granulated, powdered, etc. = 1 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Hashish Oil = 50 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Cannabis Resin or Hashish = 5 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Tetrahydrocannabinol, Organic = 167 gm of marijuana
1 gm of Tetrahydrocannabinol, Synthetic = 167 gm of marijuana

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