substance" means a drug, substance, or immediate precursor in schedules
I to V, inclusive, of the Connecticut controlled substance scheduling
regulations adopted pursuant to section 21a-243.
General Statutes § 21a-240 (9) (applies to Chapter 420b: Dependency
Producing Drugs, §§ 21a-240 -- 21a-283a).
Even though khat is not specifically listed as a controlled substance
within the meaning of General Statutes § 21-243 (c) and the regulations,
"as a matter of statutory construction, khat may be deemed a controlled
substance by virtue of its containing the controlled substances
cathinone and cathine." State v. Gurreh, 60 Conn. App. 166, 175,
cert. denied, 255 Conn. 916 (2000).