The States: The Law & LSD


Within hours of each other last week, the Governors of California and Nevada signed bills imposing fines of as much as $1,000 and sentences of up to one year behind bars for possession of the hallucinogenic drug LSD. This week a similar measure is expected to become law in New Jersey. In the weird light of LSD's often nightmarish effects, it might seem that such a crackdown would be widely applauded. On the contrary, U.S. legislators and drug experts are actually engaged in a strenuous debate over the degree and kind of controls that should be imposed on LSD.


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