controlled substance

Definitions of controlled substance

n a drug or chemical substance whose possession and use are controlled by law

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cannabis, ganja, marihuana, marijuana
the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect
club drug
a controlled substance that is usually taken by young people at dance clubs and raves
hard drug
a narcotic that is considered relatively strong and likely to cause addiction
an addictive narcotic extracted from seed capsules of the opium poppy
Acapulco gold, Mexican green
a particularly potent variety of marijuana
cocain, cocaine
a narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves; used as a surface anesthetic or taken for pleasure; can become powerfully addictive
Rohypnol, flunitrazepan
a depressant and tranquilizer (trade name Rohypnol) often used in the commission of sexual assault; legally available in Europe and Mexico and Colombia
GHB, gamma hydroxybutyrate
a club drug available in liquid or powder form is taken orally (frequently combined with alcohol); used to incapacitate individuals for the commission of sexual assault and rape
diacetylmorphine, heroin
a narcotic that is considered a hard drug; a highly addictive morphine derivative; intravenous injection provides the fastest and most intense rush
Ketalar, ketamine, ketamine hydrochloride
a general anesthetic and tranquilizer (not a barbiturate) that is administered intravenously or intramuscularly; used mainly by veterinarians or for minor surgery with geriatric or pediatric patients; taken in large doses it causes hallucinations similar to those associated with the use of PCP
MDMA, methylenedioxymethamphetamine
a stimulant drug that is chemically related to mescaline and amphetamine and is used illicitly for its euphoric and hallucinogenic effects; it was formerly used in psychotherapy but in 1985 it was declared illegal in the United States
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a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic

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