Section 9-1.3 - Exemptions

Section 9-1.3 Exemptions. The provisions of this Part prohibiting the possession of any synthetic phenethylamine or synthetic cannabinoid, or product containing the same shall not apply to:

(a) public officers or their employees in the lawful performance of their official duties requiring possession of synthetic phenethylamines or synthetic cannabinoids, or products containing the same;

(b) temporary or incidental possession by employees or agents of persons lawfully entitled to possession, or persons whose possession is for the purpose of aiding public officers in performing their official duties;

(c) a person in the employ of the United States government or of any state, territory, district, county, municipal or insular government, obtaining or possessing synthetic phenethylamines or synthetic cannabinoids, or products containing the same, by reason of his or her official duties;

(d) common carriers or warehousemen, while engaged in lawfully transporting or storing synthetic phenethylamines or synthetic cannabinoids, or products containing the same, or to any employee of the same within the scope of his or her employment;

(e) laboratories with a federal Drug Enforcement Administration ("DEA") license to purchase and use schedule I controlled substances for research and/or analytical testing; and

(f) manufacturers that are registered with the DEA to synthesize and distribute controlled substances.

Effective Date: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Doc Status: 
Complete