Title 16, Chapter 13, Section 53
(a) Prosecution for any violation of law occurring prior to July 1,
1974, is not affected or abated by this article. If the offense
which was being prosecuted is similar to one set out in this
article, then the penalties under this article apply if they are
less than those under prior law.
(b) Civil seizures or forfeitures and injunctive proceedings
commenced prior to July 1, 1974, are not affected by this article.
(c) All administrative proceedings pending under prior laws which
were superseded by this article shall be continued and brought to a
final determination in accord with the laws and rules in effect
prior to July 1, 1974. Any substance controlled under prior law
which is not listed within Schedules I through V is automatically
controlled without further proceedings and shall be listed in the
(d) This article applies to violations of law, seizures,
forfeitures, injunctive proceedings, administrative proceedings, and
investigations occurring after July 1, 1974.