LSD: Penalties for Sale and Possession

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What is LSD?

LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is one of the major drugs included in the hallucinogen class. LSD, commonly referred to as acid, is sold on the streets in liquid, tablet and capsule form. It is odorless, colorless, and will usually leave a bitter taste. LSD is federally defined as a Schedule I drug, which means it:

What are the Federal Penalties for LSD Sale and Possession?

Like most illicit drugs, LSD use is typically not prosecuted in the federal criminal system. More common prosecutions are for the manufacture and trafficking of the drug. Because LSD is mostly manufactured domestically, there are considerable penalties for the trafficking of LSD. Following are some examples of federal sentencing for LSD:

What Are Typical State Penalties for the Sale or Possession of LSD?

As with other illicit drugs, LSD carries penalties in most states from the minor offense of mere possession to major offenses such as distribution. Most states mirror the federal classification of LSD, and have it listed as a Schedule I drug, but some states have recognized some medicinal benefit of the drug, and have it now as a Schedule II drug. The following are some common state penalties for LSD offenses (may vary):

Should I Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney if I Have Been Arrested or Accused of the Possession or Sale of LSD?

Like other illicit drugs, there are a wide variety of complicated issues associated with the use or sale of LSD. If you have been arrested or accused of a crime involving LSD, the advice of a criminal defense attorney can be very helpful.

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Last Modified: 04-17-2014 03:49 PM PDT

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