LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide)

Summer, Jaquel, Emily

Background

LSD was first synthesized by Albert Hofmann in 1938 from ergotamine, a chemical derived by Arthur Stollfrom ergot, a grain fungus that typically grows onrye. The short form "LSD" comes from its early code name LSD-25, which is an abbreviation for the German "Lysergsäure-diethylamid" followed by a sequential number.

Effects...

LSD can cause pupil dilation, reduced or increased appetite, and wakefulness. Other physical reactions to LSD are highly variable and nonspecific, some of which may be secondary to the psychological effects of LSD. Among the reported symptoms are numbness, weakness, nausea, hypothermia orhyperthermia, elevated blood sugar, goose bumps, heart rate increase, jaw clenching, perspiration,saliva production, mucus production, sleeplessness,hyperreflexia, and tremors. LSD causes an altered sensory experience of senses,emotions, memories, time, and awareness for 6 to 14 hours, depending on dosage and tolerance.
LSD is usually token orally. LSD is a Hallucinogen.


Prolonged effects : decreased motivation, increased panic, impaired memory & concentration, depression, "Flashback" that can happen weeks, months, or maybe years after drug use

famous people

Isaac Abraham- artists

Allen Atwell- artists

The Beatles- John Lemon & John Anderson

Eminem- rapper

Bill Gates , Kid Rock, & Brion Wilson- beach boy's

Drug Laws

1-9 Grams

First offense= 5 years

Second offense= 10 years

10 Grams

First offense= 10 years

Second offense= 20 years

More then two offenses, life in prison