Peyote is a Schedule I controlled drug. The Texas Department of Public Safety was mandated by the Texas Legislature to regulate Peyote distributors. Peyote Distributors have been required to be registered first with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and second with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).
Effective September 1, 2019 SB 616 (86th Legislative Session) amends Section 481.111, Health and Safety Code, to repeal the requirement to register with DPS as a peyote distributor.
The provisions of HSC Chapter 481 relating to peyote, including its possession and distribution, remain intact. This change does not in any way alter the applicable federal law or the requirement to register with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency.