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Narcotics and Drugs

Most drug offenses refer to the possession, use, sale or furnishing of any drug or intoxicating substance or drug paraphernalia, that is prohibited by law. Many drug offenses in the State of California are felonies. It is still a misdemeanor to possess less than an ounce of marijuana ÷ 11357 (b) of the Health & Safety Code. However, possession for even the smallest amount of cocaine is a felony. And currently, there are more than 100 different types of anabolic steroids that have been developed, and each requires a prescription to be used legally in the United States . Some of the more common California violations are found at: Penal Code section 647(f) public intoxication of drugs or alcohol; the Health & Safety Code sections for possession and sale of drugs, 11350, 11351, 11352, 11357, 11358, 11359, 11360 and section 11550 under the influence of a controlled substance; and Business & Professions Code sections, 4060 prescription drugs and 25658 sale or furnishing of alcohol to a minor.