are those drugs which contain any quantity of a substance which has been
designated as subject to the federal Controlled Substances Act, or which
has been designated as a depressant or stimulant drug pursuant to
federal food and drug laws, or which has been designated by the
Commissioner of Consumer Protection pursuant to section 21a-243, as
having a stimulant, depressant or hallucinogenic effect upon the higher
functions of the central nervous system and as having a tendency to
promote abuse or psychological or physiological dependence, or both.
Such controlled drugs are classifiable as amphetamine-type,
barbiturate-type, cannabis-type, cocaine-type, hallucinogenic,
morphine-type and other stimulant and depressant drugs. Specifically
excluded from controlled drugs and controlled substances are alcohol,
nicotine and caffeine.
General Statutes § 21a-240 (8) (applies to Chapter 420b: Dependency
Producing Drugs, §§ 21a-240 -- 21a-283a).