LSD

Kaleb and Jonathan

What is it?

One of the most Potent, mood-changing chemical. manufactured from Lysergic acid, which is found in the ergot fungus that grows on rye and other grains.

How is it used?

-small tablets

-capsules

-gelatin squares

Street names

-Golden Dragon

-Lucy in the sky with diamonds

-Yellow sunshine

History of the drug

Albert Hofmann was trying to make a blood stimulant but ended up making LSD in 1938. 1943 he consumed LSD and found that it is good at making hallucination. Psychiatrists through the 1940’s to the 1960’s researched it and couldn’t find any medical uses. But the drug was widely distributed around the world. Timothy Leary said “turn on, Turn in and drop out

Short term affects:

-Dilated pupils

-hallucinations

-dry mouth

Long term affects:

-panic attacks

-flash backs

-severe depression

Important Facts/ Statistics to Share about the Drug:

-most powerful hallucinogenic

-LSD in 100 times more potent then hallucinogenic mushrooms

-4000x stronger then mescaline LSD

-A study released in January 2008 found that about 3.1 million people in the US aged 12 to 25 said that they used LSD