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Criminal Jury Instructions



"Controlled 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.

Source:  General Statutes 21a-240 (9) (applies to Chapter 420b:  Dependency Producing Drugs, 21a-240 -- 21a-283a).

Commentary:  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).





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