(a) Any person who knowingly manufactures, distributes, or possesses with intent to distribute an imitation controlled substance as defined in paragraph (12.1) of Code Section 16-13-21 is guilty of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature.
(b) The provisions of this Code section are cumulative and shall not
be construed as restricting any remedy, provisional or otherwise,
provided by law for the benefit of any party.
(c) No civil or criminal liability shall be imposed by virtue of this Code section on any person registered under this article who manufactures, distributes, or possesses an imitation controlled substance for use by a practitioner, as defined in paragraph (23) of Code Section 16-13-21, in the course of lawful professional practice or research.
(d) All materials which are manufactured, distributed, or possessed in violation of this Code section are declared to be contraband and shall be forfeited according to the procedure described in Code Section 16-13-49.