by Seth Azria on 7/15/2015
“Unlawfully” means in violation of article thirty-three of the public health law. NY Penal Law §220.00(1)
This definition refers to the Article 33 of the Public Health Law, known as the "New York State Controlled Substances Act." That Act regulated the possession, manufacture, dispensing, administering, and distribution of controlled substances in New York State and makes it unlawful for any person to sell or possess a controlled substance unless expressly allowed by the Act.