SEC. 41-29-173. Effect of Uniform Controlled Substances Law on pending proceedings.
(a) Prosecutions for any violations under prior laws shall not be affected or abated by the provisions of this article. The penalty for any such violations shall be prescribed in accordance with subsection (d) of section 41-29-149.
(b) Civil seizures or forfeitures and injunctive proceedings commenced prior to May 19, 1972, are not affected by this article.
(c) All administrative proceedings pending under prior laws which are superseded by this article shall be continued and brought to a final determination in accord with the laws and rules in effect prior to May 19, 1972. Any substance controlled under prior law which is not listed within schedules I through V, being sections 41-29-113 to 41-29-121, is automatically controlled without further proceedings and shall be listed in the appropriate schedule.
(d) The state board of pharmacy and state board of medical licensure shall initially permit persons to register who own or operate any establishment engaged in the manufacture, distribution or dispensing of any controlled substance prior to May 19, 1972, and who are registered or licensed by the state.
(e) This article applies to violations of law, seizures and forfeiture, injunctive proceedings, administrative proceedings and investigations which occur following May 19, 1972.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 6831-83; Laws, 1971, ch. 521, Sec. 33; 1972, ch. 520, Sec. 14; 1981, ch. 502, Sec. 16, eff from and after July 1, 1981.