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posted by mrpg on Sunday October 14 2018, @05:03PM   Printer-friendly
from the happy-happy-joy-joy dept.

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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: 2, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 14 2018, @09:31PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 14 2018, @09:31PM (#748721)

    they reduce your mindfulness

    I strongly disagree. Cannabis has greatly helped me to get away from PTSD and exercise more mindfulness.

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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 14 2018, @11:36PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 14 2018, @11:36PM (#748752)

    > ...Cannabis has greatly helped me ...

    Point I take away from this is that everyone is different, what works for you may not work for me. Do your own thinking!