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Drugs (in-game: Vice) are generally referred to as substances that cause physical and psychological changes due to an (acute) intoxication of the body.


Within Star Citizen, drugs are classified as 'controlled substances' and are distinguished into three classes: A, B, and C. Within the United Empire of Earth only the trafficking and possession of Class A controlled substances are regarded as a crime, leaving room for local jurisdictions, which can vary from planet to planet.

For example, Maze is classified by Crusader and Hurston authorities as a class B substance. Since the possession of any Class B drug is considered a misdemeanor by Crusader authorities, offenders have to pay a fine, while on Hurston, Class B drugs are not subject to prosecution.

Drugs have been slated to be tied mostly to the criminal gameplay aspect of Star Citizen. While there are legal drugs, players are granted missions and trading opportunities geared around illegal drug sales and trafficking.

Legal Drugs

Medical Usage

Companies such as CureLife selling drug pens for non-recreative usage.


A drug made of processed pollen from the Revenant Tree (altrucia lacus). Known for its sedative effects (muscle relaxation, sensory enhancement, lethargy).[1] While the trafficking of the substance on Crusader is considered a misdemeanor, possession is legal everywhere.


Legal everywhere: coffee.

Legal drugs made for inhalation (smoking, vaping), usually consisting of tobacco, caffeine, sujin roots and 'mood-enhancers'.[2]

Illegal Drugs


Pain and fear inhibitor. Used first as a 'steroid' by athletes. Vials with the substance are cracked, ingested and inhaled as a gas. Dependent users develop involuntary muscle twitches, called 'the shakes'. These twitches resulting primarily from drug use and are not triggered by withdrawal effects.[2] SLAM is considered a class A controlled substance. Trafficking and possession are heavily penalized in the UEE.


Opiate which appears 'ink-black' and is exclusively injected as a liquid. frequent use stains the blood vessels black, causing their users to show a typical discoloration of their veins, resulting in a 'web-like pattern' on their skin. The substance is also considered a class A substance everywhere in the UEE.

Wallace Klim. A WiDoW user.


A 'club drug similar to ecstasy', which affects the nervous system and acts slightly hallucinogenic.[2] The possession of Neon is legal everywhere, while trafficking is considered a felony on Crusader and Hurston.


"(...) a nasty substance that puts the body to sleep but sends the head to the stars. Reports indicate that Maze use and trafficking has been on the rise throughout the Empire."
Garret Colliga [3]

Believed to be of Xi'an origin, the narcotic-acting tranquilizer and hallucinogen with a bark-shaped appearance are sold on the street as 'Maze'. While maze is usually ingested, due to the high potency of the substance, an injection can kill a user immediately. Since it affects the user's consciousness, leading to a near-comatose condition while the users experience hallucinations, some religions have implemented the use of the drug. The state can become chronic ('getting disconnected') and affected persons are locked-in 'until their brain decays.' [2]

Maze is a class B substance on Crusader and Hurston. Trafficking is considered a felony, while possession is considered a misdemeanor.


Xi'an herb (also known as Flow, Blinder, Ticktock) which is used as a neuroenhancer by students and workers. Due to its effects (hyper-awareness and hyper-focus) it poses the danger of self-neglect in frequent users. Possession is legal everywhere in the UEE.


Made by chemically processing the pollen of Revenant Tree. Common effects of ingesting or smoking altruciatoxin include relaxing of the muscles, sensory enhancement, and lethargy. Heavy usage can cause staining of the tongue. It is a Class B drug in Hurston Dynamics Jurisdiction and a Class C drug in Crusader Industries.


The possession and trafficking of drugs are regulated by different authorities. Within the UEE, systemwide law enforcement is enforced by the local authorities, which can also include non-governmental entities, like the Hurston, ArcCorp and Crusader company in the Stanton System. Outside of the UEE controlled realm such entities, like the fringe group of the People's Alliance often have widely divergent legal opinions on the matter. Drug use and trafficking seem to be not regulated on Levski.

UEE Crusader Hurston People's Alliance microTech Banu Xi'an Trafficking legal ? Possession legal ?
Legal force All UEE systems Planet Crusader Planet Hurston (Levski) Planet microTech Protectorate Xi'an Empire UEE
Drug Classification by Entity
Maze Not listed Class B Class B Not listed Class C ? ? No No
SLAM Class A Class A Class A Not listed Class A ? ? No No
WiDoW Class A Class A Class A Not listed Class A ? ? No No
Neon Not listed Class C Class B Not listed Class C ? ? No No
Altruciatoxin Not listed Class C Class B Not listed Class C ? ? Yes,

Crusader: No

E'tam Not listed Class C Class C Not listed Not listed ? ? No Yes


UEE Crusader Hurston People's Alliance microTech
Trafficking Possession Trafficking Possession Trafficking Possession Trafficking Possession Trafficking Possession
Class A 10'000 4'000 10'000 4'000 10'000 4'000 - [4] - [4] 5,000 2,000
Class B - - 8'750 2'500 8'750 - - - 4,375 1,250
Class C - - 6'250 2'000 6'250 - - - - -


  1. RSI Pledge Store (Subscribers Exclusive). Pledge Store
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Comm-Link:Writer's Guide - Part Five. Spectrum Dispatch - Comm-Link
  3. Tracker - Disconnected Kids. Spectrum Dispatch - Comm-Link
  4. 4.0 4.1 Formally the trafficking and possession of Class A substances are fined with 10'000 / 4'000 UEC. Since no drug is classified by the People's Alliance as Class A this regulation is de facto void.
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