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Texas Drug Penalty Group Two (PG2) – Quick Hitter
PG 2: Ecstasy (MMDA/Molly), PCP, mescaline, (resinous extractives of Cannabis that aren’t marihuana, e.g. hashish, concentrated marijuana oil, wax)
Texas Drug Penalty Group Two (PG2)
Texas law divides controlled substances into five penalty groups, plus a marijuana category. While some of the substances are legal prescription drugs, it is illegal to possess them without a rightful prescription. Below is a complete list from the Texas Health and Safety Code of all drugs listed in Penalty Group 2.
Texas Drug Penalty Group Two (PG2)
Health and Safety Code 481.103
(a) Penalty Group 2 consists of:
(1) any quantity of the following hallucinogenic substances, their salts, isomers, and salts of isomers, unless specifically excepted, if the existence of these salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation:
4-bromo-2, 5-dimethoxyamphetamine (some trade or other names: 4-bromo- 2, 5-dimethoxy-alpha-methylphenethylamine; 4-bromo-2, 5-DMA);
Bufotenine (some trade and other names: 3-(beta-Dimethylaminoethyl) -5-hydroxyindole; 3-(2-dimethylaminoethyl)-5- indolol; N, N- dimethylserotonin; 5-hydroxy-N, N-dimethyltryptamine; mappine);
Diethyltryptamine (some trade and other names: N, N-Diethyltryptamine, DET);
2, 5-dimethoxyamphetamine (some trade or other names: 2, 5-dimethoxy- alpha-methylphenethylamine; 2, 5-DMA);
2, 5-dimethoxy-4-ethylamphetamine ( trade or other name : DOET);
2, 5-dimethoxy-4-(n)-propylthiophenethylamine (trade or other name: 2C-T-7);
Dimethyltryptamine ( trade or other name : DMT);
Dronabinol (synthetic) in sesame oil and encapsulated in a soft gelatin capsule in a U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved drug product (some trade or other names for Dronabinol: (a6aR-trans)-6a,7,8,10a-tetrahydro- 6,6, 9-trimethyl-3-pentyl-6H- dibenzo [b,d]pyran-1-ol or (-)-delta-9-(trans)- tetrahydrocannabinol);
Ethylamine Analog of Phencyclidine (some trade or other names: N-ethyl-1-phenylcyclohexylamine, (1-phenylcyclohexyl) ethylamine, N-(1- phenylcyclohexyl) ethylamine, cyclohexamine, PCE);
Ibogaine (some trade or other names: 7-Ethyl-6, 6, beta 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13-octahydro-2-methoxy-6, 9-methano-5H-pyrido [1′, 2′:1, 2] azepino [5, 4-b] indole; tabernanthe iboga.);
5-methoxy-3, 4-methylenedioxy amphetamine;
4-methoxyamphetamine (some trade or other names: 4-methoxy-alpha- methylphenethylamine; paramethoxyamphetamine; PMA);
1-methyl- 4-phenyl-4-propionoxypiperidine (MPPP, PPMP);
4-methyl-2, 5-dimethoxyamphetamine (some trade and other names: 4- methyl-2, 5-dimethoxy-alpha-methylphenethylamine; “DOM”; “STP”);
3,4-methylenedioxy methamphetamine (MDMA, MDM);
3,4-methylenedioxy N-ethylamphetamine (Also known as N-ethyl MDA);
Nabilone (Another name for nabilone: (+)-trans-3-(1,1-dimethylheptyl)- 6,6a, 7,8,10,10a-hexahydro-1- hydroxy-6,6- dimethyl-9H-dibenzo[b,d] pyran-9-one;
N-benzylpiperazine (some trade or other names: BZP; 1-benzylpiperazine);
N-hydroxy-3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine (Also known as N-hydroxy MDA);
Parahexyl (some trade or other names: 3-Hexyl-1-hydroxy-7, 8, 9, 10- tetrahydro-6, 6, 9-trimethyl-6H-dibenzo [b, d] pyran; Synhexyl);
Pyrrolidine Analog of Phencyclidine (some trade or other names: 1-( 1-phenylcyclohexyl)-pyrrolidine, PCPy, PHP);
Tetrahydrocannabinols, other than marihuana, and synthetic equivalents of the substances contained in the plant, or in the resinous extractives of Cannabis, or synthetic substances, derivatives, and their isomers with similar chemical structure and pharmacological activity such as:
delta-1 cis or trans tetrahydrocannabinol, and their optical isomers;
delta-6 cis or trans tetrahydrocannabinol, and their optical isomers;
delta-3, 4 cis or trans tetrahydrocannabinol, and its optical isomers;
compounds of these structures, regardless of numerical designation of atomic positions, since nomenclature of these substances is not internationally standardized;
Thiophene Analog of Phencyclidine (some trade or other names: 1-[1-( 2-thienyl) cyclohexyl] piperidine; 2-Thienyl Analog of Phencyclidine; TPCP, TCP);
1-pyrrolidine (some trade or other name : TCPy);
1-(3-trifluoromethylphenyl)piperazine (trade or other name: TFMPP); and
(2) Phenylacetone (some trade or other names: Phenyl-2-propanone; P2P, Benzymethyl ketone, methyl benzyl ketone); and
(3) unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another Penalty Group, a material, compound, mixture, or preparation that contains any quantity of the following substances having a potential for abuse associated with a depressant or stimulant effect on the central nervous system:
Aminorex (some trade or other names: aminoxaphen; 2-amino-5-phenyl-2-oxazoline; 4,5-dihydro-5-phenyl-2-oxazolamine);
Amphetamine, its salts, optical isomers, and salts of optical isomers;
Cathinone (some trade or other names: 2-amino-1-phenyl-1-propanone, alpha- aminopropiophenone, 2-aminopropiophenone);
Fenethylline and its salts;
Mecloqualone and its salts;
Methaqualone and its salts;
Methcathinone (some trade or other names: 2-methylamino-propiophenone; alpha-(methylamino)propriophenone; 2-(methylamino)-1-phenylpropan-1-one; alpha-N-methylaminopropriophenone; monomethylpropion; ephedrone, N-methylcathinone; methylcathinone; AL-464; AL-422; AL-463; and UR 1431);
N-Ethylamphetamine, its salts, optical isomers, and salts of optical isomers; and
N,N-dimethylamphetamine (some trade or other names: N,N,alpha- trimethylbenzeneethaneamine; N,N,alpha-trimethylphenethylamine), its salts, optical isomers, and salts of optical isomers.
(b) For the purposes of Subsection (a)(1) only, the term “isomer” includes an optical, position, or geometric isomer.
Drug Law Update
mistake change by lawmakers resulted in a number of drugs listed in Penalty Group 2 to be exempted from felony prosecution, if at all. Texas Health & Administrative Code Section 481.103 (d) excludes drugs listed in both the statute and the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approval list. If you have been charged with a crime after September 1, 2015 your case may fall into this category. Many prosecutors and defense attorneys are unaware of the change. Our Houston drug attorneys are aware and will pursue all legal remedies. Contact us for more information on the recent change to drug crimes.