California's Imitation Controlled Substance Act
CA HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE : SECTION 109525-109555
Archived Jan 2005
CALIFORNIA CODES HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 109525-109555 109525. This chapter shall be known as the "California Imitation Controlled Substances Act." 109530. Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions in this article govern the construction of this chapter. 109535. "Controlled substance" means a substance as defined in Section 11007. 109540. "Distribute" means the actual, constructive, or attempted transfer, delivery, or dispensing to another of an imitation controlled substance. 109545. "Manufacture" means the production, preparation, compounding, processing, encapsulating, packaging or repackaging, labeling or relabeling, of an imitation controlled substance. 109550. "Imitation controlled substance" means (a) a product specifically designed or manufactured to resemble the physical appearance of a controlled substance, that a reasonable person of ordinary knowledge would not be able to distinguish the imitation from the controlled substance by outward appearances, or (b) a product, not a controlled substance, that, by representations made and by dosage unit appearance, including color, shape, size, or markings, would lead a reasonable person to believe that, if ingested, the product would have a stimulant or depressant effect similar to or the same as that of one or more of the controlled substances included in Schedules I through V, inclusive, of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of Division 10. 109555. The provisions of this chapter are cumulative, and shall not be construed as restricting any remedy, provisional or otherwise, provided by law for the benefit of any party.