California laws prohibit the possession of enumerated controlled substances without a valid prescription. Controlled substances are drugs or chemicals whose manufacture, possession, and use are regulated by the federal government under the United States Controlled Substances Act.
Some of the specific controlled substances are derivatives or actually the following:
- 1. Cocaine and cocaine base,
- 2. Heroin,
- 3. Peyote,
- 4. Opiates or derivates thereof,
- 5. Hallucinogenic substances, and
- 6. Gamma hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) – commonly referred to as the “Date Rape” drug.
As mentioned above, even if you possess a drug that you do not have a valid prescription for, you can be charged with Possession of a Controlled substance for possession of the following drugs:
- 1. Codeine, and
- 2. Hydrocodone.