controlled substance
controlled sub·stance n: a substance (as a drug) whose use and possession is regulated by law (as title 21, chapter 13 of the U.S. Code)

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

controlled substance
n.
A drug regulated by law whose distribution is restricted or prohibited because of potential for abuse, including narcotics, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, and marijuana.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


controlled substance
A drug that has been declared by federal or state law to be illegal for sale or use, but may be dispensed by prescription. The basis for control and regulation may be the danger of addiction, physical or mental harm, the potential for trafficking by illegal means, or dangers posed by those who have used the substances.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


controlled substance
n. Any drug whose production, possession, importation, and distribution is strictly regulated or outlawed. These include depressants (such as barbiturates), hallucinogens (LSD, mescaline, and peyote), marijuana, opiates (heroin, morphine, and opium), and stimulants (amphetamines and cocaine). The substances are listed in five categories, or schedules, according to their characteristics and the type and degree of regulation is determined by the category the particular substance is in.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

controlled substance
n.
   a drug which has been declared by federal or state law to be illegal for sale or use, but may be dispensed under a physician's prescription. The basis for control and regulation is the danger of addiction, abuse, physical and mental harm (including death), the trafficking by illegal means, and the dangers from actions of those who have used the substances.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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