What does this penal code mean 11550 HS?
It has to do with the illicit use of controlled substances (drugs) in California and the punishments for violations.
California Penal Code 11378 of the Health and Safety (HS) section tells you, in a very legaleeze way, of the max sentence for being found guilty of possession for sale of phencyclidine. I haven't looked up what that drug or possible precursor chemical is, but it is irrelevant. If you want to know what it is, use webmd and search that chemical.
HS 11379 Referred to as "Transportation" cases, these cases usually involve the defendant being stopped while driving a motor vehicle and then found to be in possession of a controlled substance. Note that unlike HS 11360 cases (Transportation of Marijuana), an individual charged with HS 11379 does not have to be transporting large quantities of a controlled substance. These cases are classified as felonies and carry a prison sentence of 2 to 4 years.
11550(a) of the California Health & Safety Code makes it unlawful to be under the influence of certain drugs. The prohibition applies anywhere - on the street and in your home. Most drugs cause the human body to react in specific ways, such as dilating/constricting the pupils, increasing the pulse, causing the eyelids to droop, making the user very excitable or very sleepy, et cetera. Many officers are trained to recognize these signs and symptoms…