Drug Distribution and Manufacturing

The drug distribution laws of California make it a crime to sell, transfer, transport, and import marijuana, controlled substances, and illegal drugs. The distribution of prescription drugs is also criminalized if the defendant did not have a license to dispense and sell them.
Under Health & Safety Code 11379.6 HS, it is a felony to manufacture, produce, compound or process a controlled substance. Operating a meth lab or making hashish from compressed marijuana resin are commonly encountered violations.