Published on November 22nd, 2013 | by Daniel R. Perlman0
The Controlled Substance Act
…a consolidation of laws for controlled substances
The Controlled Substance Act is the federal U.S. drug policy under which the manufacture, importation, possession, use and distribution of certain substances is regulated. The CSA is a consolidation of laws that created five classifications, or “schedules”. These schedules have varying qualifications for the substances that can be listed on them. The Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman has successfully defended clients charged with all types of drug charges in Los Angeles under the Controlled Substance Act.
Legal Use of Controlled Substances
A county or licensed hospital patient may legally use controlled substances under certain circumstances. There must be an order in writing on the patient’s record, with the prescriber’s signature, date, name and quantity of the controlled substance ordered and quantity actually administered. This record shall be maintained as a hospital record for a minimum of seven years.
Possession of marijuana with a medical marijuana identification card
Possession of marijuana with a medical marijuana identification card has legal requirements associated with it. Failure to comply with these requirements may lead to possession charges. A person who possesses a medical marijuana identification card must notify the county health department within seven days of any change in the designated primary care giver. An annual update to their information must be made that includes updated written documentation of their serious medical condition. The attending physician shall confirm or deny the accuracy of the contents of the medical record.
The Controlled Substance Act combined existing federal drug laws
The Controlled Substance Act combined existing federal drug laws. It also changed the nature of federal drug law policies, expanded the scope of federal drug laws and expanded Federal law enforcement as pertaining to controlled substances. As such, the CSA regulates all aspects of drugs including usage, persons associated with them, and law enforcement aspects. It is a consolidation of laws that regulate the possession, manufacture and distribution of narcotics, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, anabolic steroids, and chemicals used in the illicit production of controlled substances or illegal drugs.
Daniel R. Perlman
The Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman