controlled substance

Definition of "controlled substance"
  1. A drug illegal for sale or use but can be dispensed by prescription, with its control and regulation due to its potential for addiction, danger to health, illegal trafficking, or risks from its users
How to use "controlled substance" in a sentence
  1. He was arrested for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.
  2. Medical marijuana is considered a controlled substance in some states.
  3. Pharmacies must be licensed to dispense controlled substances.

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