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Lysergic acid diethylamide, more commonly known as LSD or “acid,” is not as prevalent in Lubbock, Texas as it once was, but arrests continue to be made every year for LSD possession and distribution. LSD is a hallucinogen that is manufactured from a fungus that grows on rye and other grains. This controlled substance is usually produced in clandestine laboratories, both in the United States and beyond the nation’s borders.
LSD is manufactured in a liquid form and then is adhered to another substance for delivery. Blotter paper is the most common delivery mechanism. The paper is typically perforated to form squares, with each square representing a single dose of LSD.
LSD Related Laws
Texas law refers to a dose of LSD as an “abuse unit.” More information about “abuse units” and how they are measured in Texas can be found in our article about Penalty Group 1-A offenses.
Despite experiments that have attempted to legitimize the use of LSD to treat psychiatric disorders, LSD does not currently have an approved medical use. It is therefore listed in Schedule I of the Texas Controlled Substance Schedules.
All offenses in Texas involving LSD, regardless of quantity, are classified as felonies. Penalties depend upon the crime and the quantity of LSD involved in the crime.
LSD is included in Penalty Group 1-A of the Texas Controlled Substances Act. Consult our Penalty Group 1-A article to learn about the penalties that apply to delivery,possession with intent to deliver, manufacturing, or possession of LSD.