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Wondering what the laws are around using LSD?

LSD is classed as an illegal drug in New Zealand under the Misuse of Drugs Act. It is a Class A controlled substance, which means it is illegal to use, buy, sell, make, import or possess LSD. Even though microdosing for medical purposes is done overseas, it is still not legal to possess LSD for this reason in New Zealand.

You can also get in trouble with the law if you are found to be impaired by LSD while driving.  

To find out more about the law around legal and controlled drugs, including LSD, see Drugs and the law.

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