What is a Controlled Substance?
A controlled substance is any substance named or described in state or federal drug abuse laws controlling the manufacture, distribution, preparation, dispensing, or administration of such substances. It is generally unlawful for any person to knowingly or intentionally:
|Possess a listed chemical with the intent to unlawfully manufacture a controlled substance.|
|Possess or distribute a listed chemical knowing, or having reasonable cause to believe, that the listed chemical will be used to unlawfully manufacture a controlled substance.|
Title 21 of the United States Code, Controlled Substances Act identifies controlled substances and includes the following:
Marihuana or Marijuana
The term marihuana refers to all parts of the plant Cannabis sativa L., whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of such plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such plant, its seeds or resin. Such term does not include the mature stalks of such plant, fiber produced from such stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of such plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such mature stalks (except the resin extracted therefrom), fiber, oil, or cake, or the sterilized seed of such plant which is incapable of germination.
A listed precursor chemical is a chemical that may be used in manufacturing a controlled substance in violation of federal drug abuse laws and is critical to the creation of the controlled substance, and such term includes any salt, optical isomer, or salt of an optical isomer, whenever the existence of such salt, optical isomer, or salt of optical isomer is possible within the specific chemical designation. The following are listed precursor chemicals:
|Anthranilic acid. |
|Benzyl chloride. |
|3, 4-Methylenedioxyphenyl-2-propanone. |
|N-acetylanthranilic acid. |
|Phenylacetic acid. |
|Propionic anhydride. |
A listed essential chemical is a chemical that may be used as a solvent, reagent, or catalyst in manufacturing a controlled substance violation of federal drug abuse laws. The following are listed essential chemicals:
|Ethyl ether. |
|Hydriodic acid. |
The term anabolic steroid refers to any drug or hormonal substance, chemically and pharmacologically related to testosterone (other than estrogens, progestins, and corticosteroids) that promotes muscle growth, and includes:
|Any salt, ester, or isomer of a drug or substance described or listed, if that salt, ester, or isomer promotes muscle growth.|
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