LSD is illegal in New Zealand and is classified as a Class A drug scheduled under the Misuse of Drug Act 1975. This means it attracts the highest penalties possible for manufacture, sale, and use.
Manufacturing, importing, supplying or dealing LSD can attract a maximum sentence of life in jail. Conspiracy to commit an offence, manufacturing, importing, or supplying it can attract up p to 14 years imprisonment. Possession of LSD can attract up to six months imprisonment, a $1,000 fine, or both.
The metabolism of LSD is not understood. Interactions with ARVs are possible but unknown.