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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 11. Criminal Law
- Chapter 71. Controlled Substances
- Section 120. Authority to Schedule Controlled Substances.
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AS 11.71.120. Authority to Schedule Controlled Substances.
- (a) If, after considering the factors set out in (c) of this section, the committee decides to recommend that a substance
should be added to, deleted from, or rescheduled in a schedule of controlled substances under AS 11.71.140
- 11.71.190, the governor shall introduce legislation
in accordance with the recommendation of the committee.
- (b) If a substance is added as a controlled substance under federal law, the governor shall introduce legislation in
accordance with the federal law.
- (c) In advising the governor of the need to add, delete, or reschedule a substance under AS 11.71.110
(1), the committee shall assess the danger or probable danger of the substance after considering the following:
- (1) the actual or probable abuse of the substance including
- (A) the history and current pattern of abuse both in this state and in other states;
- (B) the scope, duration, and significance of abuse;
- (C) the degree of actual or probable detriment which may result from abuse of the substance;
- (D) the probable physical and social impact of widespread abuse of the substance;
- (2) the biomedical hazard of the substance including
- (A) its pharmacology, in the effects and modifiers of the effects of the substance;
- (B) its toxicology, the acute and chronic toxicity, interaction with other substances, whether controlled or not, and the
degree to which it may cause psychological or physiological dependence;
- (C) the risk to public health and the particular susceptibility of segments of the population;
- (3) whether the substance is an immediate precursor of a substance already controlled under this chapter;
- (4) the current state of scientific knowledge regarding the substance, including whether there is any acceptable means to
safely use the substance under medical supervision;
- (5) the relationship between the use of the substance and other criminal activity, including
- (A) whether persons engaged in illicit trafficking of the substance are also engaged in other criminal activity;
- (B) whether the nature and relative profitability of manufacturing or delivering the substance encourages illicit
trafficking in the substance;
- (C) whether the commission of other crimes is one of the effects of abuse of the substance;
- (D) whether addiction to the substance relates to the commission of crimes to support the continued use of the substance.
- (d) [Repealed, Sec. 40 ch 6 SLA 1984].
- (e) The committee has no authority over tobacco or alcoholic beverages as defined in AS 04.21.080
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