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 didn't 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 ¼" 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,
and there is no way of telling exactly how much LSD is on it.
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 it's 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... [continues]
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