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LSDD-Lysergic Acid Diethylamide - 25 LSD is the most potent of the hallucinogenic drugsDye1992 Since the 1960 s LSD has been associated with everything from politics to popular culture This report will discuss the scientific and social phenomena that is LSD as well as the drug s supposed mind expanding abilities and adverse effects LSD 3LSD A Journey Into The Center of The Mind with these drugs your perception is altered enough that you find yourself looking out of completely strange eye holes All of us have a great deal of our minds locked shut We re shut off from our own world These drugs seem to be the key to open these locked doorsn Tom Wolfen The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test 1968HistoryD-Lysergic acid Diethylmide -25 LSD was first produced by a Swiss chemist by the name of Dr Albert Hoffman in 1938 Dye 1992 p 2 Hoffman discovered the drug while trying to synthesize a new drug for the treatment of headaches He obtained the lysergic acid from the parasitic fungus that grows on rye plants known as ergot From the lysergic acid he synthesized the compound LSD He used the compound to test for its pain killing properties on laboratory animals Being that appeared totally ineffective the bottle of LSD was placed on a shelf and remained untouched for five years LSD 4On April 16 1943 Dr Hoffman decided to do further research with the LSD compound Dye 1992 p 5 While handling the drug he accidentally ingested an unknown amount What happened next was the world s first LSD trip About eight hours later Hoffman drifted back into normal reality and the Psychedelic Revolution was born Three days later in an attempt to prove that the previous episode was indeed caused by the ingestion of LSD Dr Hoffman ingested what he thought would be a small quantity of LSD 250 micrograms In actuality this is approximately five
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