California Code, Health and Safety Code - HSC § 11362

As used in this article “felony offense,” and offense “punishable as a felony” refer to an offense prior to July 1, 2011, for which the law prescribes imprisonment in the state prison, or for an offense on or after July 1, 2011, imprisonment in either the state prison or pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 of the Penal Code , as either an alternative or the sole penalty, regardless of the sentence the particular defendant received.

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