In 2001, I was convicted of “possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.”
“I could barely walk,” Sutton, who was incarcerated for criminal sales of a controlled substance, told The Daily Beast.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency still classifies hemp as an illegal, controlled substance, despite its paltry potency.
It is a controlled substance in the U.S., Canada, and much of Western Europe, as well as China.
controlled substance n.
A drug or chemical substance whose possession and use are regulated under the Controlled Substances Act.