Alabama Code Title 20. Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics § 20-2-143

(a) Manufacture or distribution.  It is unlawful for any person to manufacture, distribute, or possess with intent to distribute or sell an imitation controlled substance.  Any person who violates this subsection shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor under Title 13A.

(b) Distribution to a minor.  Any person 18 years of age or older who violates subsection (a) of this section by distributing or selling an imitation controlled substance to a person under 18 years of age shall be guilty of a Class C felony under Title 13A.

(c) Possession.  It is unlawful for any person to use or possess with intent to use, an imitation controlled substance.  Any person who violates this subsection shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor under Title 13A.

(d) Advertisement.  It is unlawful for any person to place in any newspaper, magazine, handbill, or other publication, or to post or distribute in any public place, any advertisement or solicitation with reasonable knowledge that the purpose of the advertisement or solicitation is to promote the distribution or sale of an imitation controlled substance.  Any person who violates this subsection shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor under Title 13A.

(e) Immunity.  No civil or criminal liability shall be imposed by virtue of this article on any person registered under Chapter 2 of this title who manufactures, distributes, or possesses a placebo, or investigational new drug in the course of professional practice or research.


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