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Legal Status
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Caution :   All legal information should be verified through other sources. [see below]
Schedule I
LSD is Schedule I in the United States. This means it is illegal to manufacture, buy, possess, or distribute (sell, trade or give) without a DEA license.

Belgium #
LSD is illegal to possess, buy, sell, or produce in Belgium without government clearance. (thanks D) (Last updated Jul 22 2009)
Brazil #
LSD is listed as a controlled substance, making production, distribution, or possession illegal. (thanks P)
Canada #
LSD is schedule III in Canada. (Note: Canadian schedules are very different than U.S. schedules)
Finland #
LSD is in Finland's list of controlled substances, in the hard-drug category. (last updated Oct 8, 2012)
Germany #
LSD has been illegal since 1971 when it was added to paragraph (Schedule) I of the German Drug Law (BtmG) See ref. (thanks xDCx)
Greece #
LSD is a class A drug in Greece. It is illegal to possess or sell without a special license from the government. (unconfirmed) (thanks J)
Italy (Italia) #
LSD is illegal to buy, sell, or possess in Italy. Penalties for possession of <0.15 mg of active principle (pure LSD) results in an administrative punishment (i.e. you pay a fee for the first time you're caught, then the second time they can suspend your passport), otherwise it's considered illegal sale, and it falls into penal code (D.L. 272/2006 converted with l. n. 49/2006) and it's punished with imprisonment from 6 to 20 years and a fee from 26.000 to 260.000 Euros. See" (thanks T). We received a note in March 2014 that the 49/2006 law was declared unconstitional, but the effect on LSD legality is unknown. (thanks fa) (last updated Mar 24 2014)
Mexico #
LSD is controlled in Mexico, however a law passed in 2009 made personal possession of 15 micrograms of LSD (.015 mg) not a crime. Curiously, this amount of LSD is considered below the threshold necessary for distinct effects. (thanks s) (last updated Dec 18, 2009)
Netherlands #
LSD is list I / schedule I in the Netherlands. This makes it illegal to possess, distribute, and produce without a license. The use of LSD is not illegal. Source: (thanks A)
New Zealand #
LSD is Schedule I (Class A) in New Zealand [reference].
Norway #
LSD is Schedule I in Norway and illegal to buy or possess without a special license. See Norway Law. (thanks Y)
Portugal #
Effective July 2001, personal use of LSD was decriminalized by Law 30/2000 (see text of law). Possession of less than 500 ug is not regarded as a criminal offense, though the substance is liable to be seized and the possessor can be referred to mandatory treatment. Sale, or possession of quantities greater than the personal possession limit, are criminal offenses punishable by jail time. (thanks P)
Russia #
LSD is controlled and illegal to possess without a research license in Russia. Some news in 2005 has suggested that there is a move towards changing the law. See Pravda's Jul 19 2005 story : "Psychedelic drug, LSD-25, likely to be legalized in Russian medicine".
U.K. #
LSD is Schedule I/Class A in the U.K., making it illegal to sell, buy, or possess without a license.
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any other country, please let us know.

Erowid legal information is a summary of data gathered from site visitors, government documents, websites, and other resources. We are not lawyers and can not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided here. We do our best to keep this information correct and up-to-date, but laws are complex and constantly changing. Laws may also vary from one jurisdiction to another (county, state, country, etc)...this list is not comprehensive.