Ecstasy. Also known as X, E, and XTC is popular controlled substance. A controlled substance means that its use, possession, and production are regulated under the government by the United States Controlled Substances Act. Ecstasy is categorized under a Schedule I Drug. What this means is that Ecstasy has 1. a high potential for abuse and 2. that it has no currently accepted medical use in the US. Its most common forms come in tablets but sometimes comes as powder. Sometimes ecstasy tablets also include other drugs such as cocaine, meth, and heroine. Its most popularly used as a “club drug” to enhance an experience at clubs/raves. This is because ecstasy acts as a hallucinogen and a stimulant. It gives a person energy and increases their sensation sensitivity. It takes about 20 to 40 minutes for the drug to take effect. The drug peaks at about an hour to an hour and a half and the drug usually finishes after about 3 to 5 hours.
California Drug Laws for Ecstasy
personal possession can be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the facts of the case and your criminal history. you can see up to a year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine. as a felony you can see 3 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. However drug diversion is available which allows you to avoid jail/prison time. Finishing it dismisses charges.
Possession for sale is a felony. Up to 3 year sin prison and up to a $10,000 fine. Because it is a sale crime, the punishment is a straight felony and there is no drug diversion program available. However a plea can bring it down to personal possession instead of sale could allow drug diversion.
Transportation and Sale of ecstasy is a felony. Importing, producing, selling, or giving away the drug are all fall under this. This is a felony which includes up to 4 years in prison or 9 if you got across two county lines. This also comes with up to a $10,000 fine.
If you or a loved one was charged with an ecstasy drug law, come see an attorney. Its important to know what you can do.