Crimes for Psychedelic and Hallucinogens

The use of a species of mushrooms known as “psilocybe” (sometimes called “magic mushrooms”) provide hallucinogenic effects when ingested. New research from investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggests that classic psychedelics such as psilocybin, mescaline, and LSD are associated with a decreased likelihood of antisocial criminal behavior.

These drugs have been used for therapeutic and religious purposes for thousands of years across various cultures.

Recently, many have explored using psychedelics and psilocybin as a way or relieving anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. In some cases, a medical defense might exist if the patient used psilocybin for purposes of therapy upon the recommendation of a medical professional.

As a result, crimes for possession of mushrooms and other psychedelic drugs with hallucinogenic effects have become more common throughout the United States and Florida.

The most common examples of hallucinogens and psychedelic drugs including 2C-I or “smiles”, LSD, MDMA, DMT, Peyote (mescaline), or Psilocybe (mushrooms).

Attorney for Possession of Psychedelics in Tampa, FL

Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for drug crimes if you were charged with possession of psychedelic and hallucinogens including 2C-I or “smiles”, LSD, MDMA, DMT, Peyote (mescaline), or Psilocybe (mushrooms).

The attorneys at Sammis Law Firm represent clients accused of possession of psychedelic substances, including psilocybin.

Moreover, we represent clients charged with drug crimes throughout Tampa, Hillsborough County, and the greater Tampa Bay area. Contact us to learn more about the charges pending against you, possible defenses, and the best way to fight the case for an outright dismissal.

Call 813-250-0500.

Additional Resources

Study on the Relationships Between Classic Psychedelic Use and Criminal Behavior – Find a scholarly article on the relationships between criminal behavior and classic psychedelic use in adults in the United States. The study was published on October 17, 2017, and written by Peter S Hendricks, Michael Scott Crawford,  and Karen L Cropsey. The study explores evidence suggesting that classic psychedelics, including psilocybin, may inhibit criminal behavior.

DEA on the Definition of Hallucinogens – Visit the website of the DEA to find out more about the definition of hallucinogens which produced synthetically in a illicit lab or found naturally in plants and fungi.

This article was last updated on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.