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NCJ Number: 168441 Find in a Library
Title: Legal Issues (From LSD: Still With Us After All These Years, P 117-123, 1994, Leigh A. Henderson and William J. Glass, eds. - See NCJ-168435)
Author(s): L A Henderson
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Jossey-Bass Publishers
San Francisco, CA 94103-1741
Sale Source: Jossey-Bass Publishers
989 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-1741
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter discusses some of the legal issues surrounding LSD detection, possession, and distribution.
Abstract: Simple and inexpensive screening tests for emergency room and forensic use in detecting LSD have only recently become available and are rarely used. State penalties for possession or distribution range from 30 days (Wisconsin) to life imprisonment (Texas); some States include LSD with narcotics and cocaine as drugs targeted for stricter penalties. Many States have additional laws that may be applied in cases of drug sales to juveniles and drug sales in or around schools. Measures against drug paraphernalia and precursor chemicals also can be applied in LSD cases. In Federal law, LSD is a targeted substance with mandatory minimum penalties. Penalties for manufacture and distribution of targeted substances depend on the amount of the drug involved, the number of previous offenses and whether or not the offender is acting in partnership. LSD arrests and seizures are comparatively few, although the numbers began to climb after 1990, when the Drug Enforcement Administration allocated additional resources for LSD investigations. Tables
Main Term(s): Controlled Substances
Index Term(s): Drug analysis; Drug detection; Drug law enforcement; Drug law offenses; Drug laws; Drug testing; Federal drug laws; Forensic medicine; Hallucinogens; LSD (acid); State laws
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