"Opiate" means any
substance having an addiction-forming or addiction-sustaining liability
similar to morphine or being capable of conversion into a drug having
addiction-forming or addiction-sustaining liability; it does not
include, unless specifically designated as controlled under this
chapter, the dextrorotatory isomer of 3-methoxy-n-methylmorthinan and
its salts (dextro-methorphan) but shall include its racemic and
General Statutes § 21a-240 (33) (applies to Chapter 420b: Dependency
Producing Drugs, §§ 21a-240 -- 21a-283a).
See Defining the Controlled Substance in the Introduction to Drugs.