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Criminal Jury Instructions  

Criminal Jury Instructions

 

OPIATE

"Opiate" means any substance having an addiction-forming or addiction-sustaining liability similar to morphine or being capable of conversion into a drug having addiction-forming or addiction-sustaining liability; it does not include, unless specifically designated as controlled under this chapter, the dextrorotatory isomer of 3-methoxy-n-methylmorthinan and its salts (dextro-methorphan) but shall include its racemic and levorotatory forms.

Source:  General Statutes § 21a-240 (33) (applies to Chapter 420b:  Dependency Producing Drugs, §§ 21a-240 -- 21a-283a).

Commentary:  See Defining the Controlled Substance in the Introduction to Drugs.

  

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