Certain medications containing codeine are sold over the counter without a prescription in Canada (e.g., Tylenol 1). Would it be legal for an American to legally buy a codeine product in Canada without a prescription, and then take a personal amount back with him to America over the border?
In this question 3 lawyers said it was illegal: http://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/bringing-tylenol-with-codeine-through-the-us-canad-426413.html
However, this link to 21 USC 956 seems to contradict them: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/21cfr/21usc/956.htm (I don't think codeine mixed with Tylenol is a schedule 1 drug)
Can someone please say whether or not it's legal to take back codeine across the border, taking into account 21 USC 956?Another question: Someone mentioned that even though federal law makes this legal, WA state law may say it's illegal. But does federal law preempt state law?