The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 18: Health

Chapter 84: POSSESSION AND CONTROL OF REGULATED DRUGS

Sub-Chapter 01: Regulated Drugs

18 V.S.A. § 4235. Hallucinogenic drugs



§ 4235. Hallucinogenic drugs

(a) "Dose" of a hallucinogenic drug means that minimum amount of a hallucinogenic drug, not commonly used for therapeutic purposes, which causes a substantial hallucinogenic effect. The board of health shall adopt rules which establish doses for hallucinogenic drugs. The board may incorporate, where applicable, dosage calculations or schedules, whether described as "dosage equivalencies" or otherwise, established by the federal government.

(b) Possession.

(1) A person knowingly and unlawfully possessing a hallucinogenic drug, other than lysergic acid diethylamide, shall be imprisoned not more than one year or fined not more than $2,000.00, or both.

(2) A person knowingly and unlawfully possessing 10 or more doses of a hallucinogenic drug, other than lysergic acid diethylamide, shall be imprisoned not more than five years or fined not more than $25,000.00, or both.

(3) A person knowingly and unlawfully possessing 100 or more doses of a hallucinogenic drug, other than lysergic acid diethylamide, shall be imprisoned not more than 10 years or fined not more than $100,000.00, or both.

(4) A person knowingly and unlawfully possessing 1000 or more doses of a hallucinogenic drug, other than lysergic acid diethylamide, shall be imprisoned not more than 15 years or fined not more than $500,000.00, or both.

(c) Selling or dispensing.

(1) A person knowingly and unlawfully dispensing a hallucinogenic drug, other than lysergic acid diethylamide, shall be imprisoned not more than three years or fined not more than $25,000.00, or both. A person knowingly and unlawfully selling a hallucinogenic drug, other than lysergic acid diethylamide, shall be imprisoned not more than five years or fined not more than $25,000.00, or both.

(2) A person knowingly and unlawfully selling or dispensing ten or more doses of a hallucinogenic drug, other than lysergic acid diethylamide, shall be imprisoned not more than 10 years or fined not more than $100,000.00, or both.

(3) A person knowingly and unlawfully selling or dispensing 100 or more doses of a hallucinogenic drug, other than lysergic acid diethylamide, shall be imprisoned not more than 15 years or fined not more than $500,000.00, or both. (Added 1989, No. 100, § 6; amended 2001, No. 52, § 8.)