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Controlled Substance?

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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 u
nlawful for any person to knowingly or intentionally:
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterPossess a listed chemical with the intent to unlawfully manufacture a controlled substance.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterPossess 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.

Narcotic Drugs

See Narcotics

Precursor Chemicals

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:

OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterAnhydrous ammonia.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterAnthranilic acid.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterBenzyl chloride.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterBenzyl cyanide.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterChloroephedrine.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterChloropseudoephedrine.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterEphedrine.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterErgonovine.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterErgotamine.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterEthylamine.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterIsosafrole.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterMethylamine.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help Center3, 4-Methylenedioxyphenyl-2-propanone.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterN-acetylanthranilic acid.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterN-ethylephedrine.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterN-ethylpseudoephedrine.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterN-methylephedrine.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterN-methylpseudoephedrine.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterNorpseudoephedrine.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterPhenylacetic acid.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterPhenylpropanolamine.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterPiperidine.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterPiperonal.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterPropionic anhydride.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterPseudoephedrine.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterSafrole.

Essential chemicals

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:

OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterAcetic anhydride.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterAcetone.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help Center2-Butanone.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterEthyl ether.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterHydriodic acid.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterPotassium permanganate.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterToluene. 

Anabolic Steroids

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:

OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterBoldenone.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterChlorotestosterone.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterClostebol.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterDehydrochlormethyltestosterone.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterDihydrotestosterone.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterDrostanolone.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterEthylestrenol.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterFluoxymesterone.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterFormebulone.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterMesterolone.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterMethandienone.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterMethandranone.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterMethandriol.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterMethandrostenolone.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterMethenolone.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterMethyltestosterone.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterMibolerone.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterNandrolone.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterNorethandrolone.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterOxandrolone.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterOxymesterone.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterOxymetholone.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterStanolone.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterStanozolol.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterTestolactone.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterTestosterone.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterTrenbolone.
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help CenterAny 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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