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posted by mrpg on Sunday October 14 2018, @05:03PM   Printer-friendly
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From 'problem child' to 'prodigy'? LSD turns 75

Lysergic acid diethylamide was labelled a "problem child" by the man who discovered its hallucinogenic properties in 1943: as it turns 75, the drug known as LSD may now be changing its image.

The late Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann famously learned of LSD's psychedelic effects when he inadvertently took a small dose while doing lab work for pharmaceutical company Sandoz.

He wanted the drug to be medically researched, convinced it could be a valuable psychiatric tool and lead to a deeper understanding of human consciousness.

But through the 1960s, LSD became synonymous with counterculture and anti-authority protests.

By the early 1970s, it had been widely criminalised in the West, prompting Hofmann to publish his 1979 memoir, "LSD: My Problem Child".


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 14 2018, @05:13PM (5 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 14 2018, @05:13PM (#748663)

    Drugs are bad, mkay?

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 14 2018, @07:17PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 14 2018, @07:17PM (#748687)

    The Truth is the reverse of every governmental mantra/slogan/program.

    • (Score: 2, Informative) by Ethanol-fueled on Sunday October 14 2018, @08:35PM (1 child)

      by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Sunday October 14 2018, @08:35PM (#748705) Homepage

      Don't do acid.

      Else, you will end up like the Blue Boy [youtube.com].

      • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Sunday October 14 2018, @09:28PM

        by Gaaark (41) on Sunday October 14 2018, @09:28PM (#748719) Journal

        Don't tell @acidandy

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  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 14 2018, @09:34PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 14 2018, @09:34PM (#748722)

    Drugs are bad, mkay?

    So declared Nixon when he established the War on Blacks and Hippies Drugs. If you can't trust a US president, who can you trust, right? /s

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 15 2018, @04:05AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 15 2018, @04:05AM (#748818)

      Russia?