Legal Resources | Health and Safety Code | HS 11999
Legislative findings and declarations
The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(a) The Legislature has established various drug- and alcohol-related programs which provide for education, prevention, intervention, treatment, or enforcement.
(b) The Legislature has classified certain substances as controlled substances and has defined the lawful and unlawful use of controlled substances which are commonly referred to as, but not limited to, anabolic steroids, marijuana, and cocaine.
(c) The Legislature has classified certain substances as imitation controlled substances which are commonly referred to as, but not limited to, designer drugs.
(d) The Legislature has determined that the possession with the intent to be under the influence, or being under the influence of toluene, or any substance or material containing toluene, or any substance with similar toxic qualities, is unlawful. Some substances or materials containing toluene, or substances with similar toxic qualities are commonly referred to, but not limited to, inhalants such as cement, glue, and paint thinner.
(e) The Legislature has determined that the purchase, possession, or use of alcohol by persons under 21 years of age is unlawful.
(f) Public and private agencies that provide information pertaining to the drug- and alcohol-related programs provide mixed messages and misinformation relating to the unlawful use of drugs and alcohol. It is the intent of the Legislature that the messages and information provided by the drug and alcohol programs promote no unlawful use of any drugs or alcohol. Mixed messages mean communications discussing how to use or when to use unlawful drugs or alcohol.
(g) Any material, curricula, teachings, or promotion of responsible use, if the use is unlawful, of drugs or alcohol is inconsistent with the law.
(h) The "no unlawful use" message applies to all drug and alcohol programs for the people of the State of California. These materials are to teach and promote that any unlawful use of drugs and alcohol is illegal and dangerous.
(Added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1429, Sec. 1.)