A Guide Into The Not So Wonderful World Of LSD

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A Guide Into The “Not So” Wonderful World Of LSDA Guide to the Not So Wonderful World of LSD
Discovery of LSD
LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) come from a fungus that grows on rye and other grains. Albert Hofmann, working at Sandoz, a Swiss pharmaceutical
company, produced LSD for the first time in 1938. He was hoping that it
could be used to stimulate circulation and respiration, though this idea
failed. Hofmann forgot about the new found drug, and didnt use it for five
years. In 1943 he accidentally ingested LSD and experienced some effects of
the drug, such as visual distortion, dizziness and restlessness. He
experienced the drug again, though this time not on accident.


Forms of LSD
LSD can come in many different forms. Three more common forms are paper blotter, liquid, & gelatin. Paper blotter, the most common form of all,
comes divided into ” squares called tabs. These tabs usually have between
30 – 100 ug of LSD. These papers are made by taking a sheet of absorbent
paper, usually decorated, and soaking it with a dilution of LSD. All the
dilutions are not the same, for the can vary greatly from batch to batch,
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and there is no way of telling exactly how much LSD is on it.

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Liquid LSD is usually water based, though it can be based with other
solvents. A single drop of liquid LSD could be up to 50 times stronger the
regular paper blotter because it is more than the normal dose. It is not
all that common for people to sell liquid LSD because there is no way to be
sure of its potency. It is usually stored in small dropper bottles.

Gelatin LSD, also known as “window panes”, is made by mixing liquid LSD with gelatin. It has to be formed into small, thin squares after that. A
single gelatin tab usually has around 50 – 150 ug of LSD. This method of
making LSD is generally better because it protects the LSD from being
exposed to the air and sun, which can break down the drug.


Cost of LSD
When LSD is sold as paper blotter, the price usually ranges from 3 – 10
dollars per hit, though it can be more expensive depending on where it is
sold. Being sold from friend to friend it is usually less, but places such
as raves will sell it for more. Less common LSD will go for more money then
blotter paper will. Its price is around 8-10 dollars per hit. If you by LSD in bulk, such as sheets of blotter paper, it is always less per hit, ranging from 1-2 dollars per hit.


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Use of LSD
LSD is most commonly ingested orally. With both paper blotter and gelatin, the LSD is placed in the users mouth, the chewed or swallowed. When using liquid LSD it can be put on the tongue and swallowed, or put directly in the
eye.


Physical Effects
LSD is said to disrupt the way seratonin, the chemical in the brain that
enables electrical messages, is used by the brain. It distorts the
messages, most visual, and causes one on LSD to “see things”. Changes such
as slight rise in body temperature and heart rate, and dilated pupils are
all due to LSD when on the drug.

When taking LSD you also
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feel a tingling sensation in your fingers and
toes, chills and goose bumps, and facial flushingFeeling nauseated, weak,
dizzy and intense anxiety is very common when experiencing LSD. It can also
effect blood pressure, blood sugar, and amount of salvation.


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Mental and other effects
Visual images and hallucinations are very common with LSD. If taking too much of the drug, these visuals can become too extreme or overpowering, cause one on the drug to want to stop the drug, which is not possible. With a normal amount of LSD in ones body, the visuals are intense colors and flashes of lights. Tracers are also common.
Emotions range from various different states. Some feel content, others disturbed, confused, or even afraid. There is distortion in time, distance, and gravity. Feeling all senses at once, fusion, is common, such as music being seen of objects being heard. A person on LSD does not have any control over their thought process.
Though most people enjoy their experience with LSD, there are those who can have an extremely unpleasant experience, called a bad trip. One who is having a bad trip can experience feeling such as fear, anxiety, and depression. They can feel as there is no reality, that they have no identity, and that they are melting into nothingness. There are some long-term effects of LSD, the main one being flashbacks. This is when a person, who is not on LSD at that time, experiences what he would be feeling if he were on the drug. Flashbacks can occur days, weeks, months, even a year after the drug was last taken. They usually only last a couple of minutes, and are distortion of images and vivid colors.


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Tolerance and dependence of LSD
There is no physical dependence on LSD. A user will not experience withdrawal after quitting the drug. One can develop a psychological dependence though, if one is a regular user. The need to keep taking the drug becomes a compulsion.

Tolerances to LSDs effects develop rapidly. A larger amount of LSD is required to produce the effects desired. When one takes LSD a few days in a row, its almost impossible to get the normal effects the drug usually provides. One who builds up a tolerance to LSD also has to take more of the lesser hallucinogens the get the effects.


LSD and the Law
LSD is illegal. It is a schedule 1 drug, meaning that it has no medical use. To the law, LSD was names a Class A drug, along with cocaine and heroin, due to the Misuse of Drugs Act of 1971. Police can charge a person with possession of LSD, with intent to sell, or give away free.
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