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Crime of Giving Drugs to a Minor

What Law Prohibits Giving Drugs to a Minor? (H&S 11353.1)

The California Health and Safety Code contains provisions related to giving drugs to a minor. Specifically, Section 11353.1 addresses the offense of furnishing controlled substances to a minor.

Under Section 11353.1, it is unlawful for any person to knowingly and willfully furnish, administer, or give away, or offer to furnish, administer, or give away, any controlled substance to a minor who is at least four years younger than the person. The penalties for violating this section can include imprisonment and fines.

Section 11055 of the California Health and Safety Code is a part of the Controlled Substances Act, which classifies and schedules various substances based on their potential for abuse and medical utility. This section outlines different schedules and the substances included in each schedule. It doesn't list violations or offenses directly; instead, it serves as a reference for the classification of controlled substances.

This section of the Health & Safety code and others around it list dozens of chemicals that are illegal to use or possess.

California Health and Safety Code, Section 11401, addresses controlled substance analogs. The law prohibits the possession, sale, manufacture, or distribution of substances that are substantially similar to existing controlled substances, especially if they have a similar chemical structure and produce similar effects.

Section 11401 provides that substances that are analogs of controlled substances, with a similar chemical structure and similar effects on the central nervous system, may be treated as controlled substances under California law.

The Horowitz office has long fought against obscure and draconian drug laws.