Hallucinogenic drugs are getting a lot of buzz lately, mostly due to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration giving the green light to trials that are studying the therapeutic value of psilocybin mushrooms in treating depression and other ailments.
Down the road, these studies may lead to new attitudes toward dissociative drugs and changes to state laws, like the public’s perception of cannabis. However, getting charged with drug possession of psychedelics in Texas is a serious crime. Even a tiny amount can lead to a felony charge, it’s important to remember that law often deviates from public opinion, and to hire a criminal attorney to take on your case.
As recently as September 2020, a Lubbock law enforcement surge ended with 33 arrests and drugs seized, including 845 grams of THC and 135.4 grams of MDMA, all from random vehicle stops.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, dangerous drug possession violations — which include hallucinogenic drugs — increased nearly 17 percent in 2019 over 2018. Violations related to manufacturing these drugs also increased 4 percent in the same period. This increase happened while other categories of drugs experienced a decline in arrests.