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Sun, 17th Apr 2016

Will your doctor be prescribing LSD soon?

LSD blotter paper - A typical full sheet is most often made up of 900 1/4" squares. (c) William Rafti of the William Rafti Institute

The drug LSD, or lysergic acid diethylamide, was first made in the 1930s in Switzerland by chemist Albert Hoffman, who also tried the agent on himself and described his psychedelic experience. LSD was widely used until the 1960s when it was made illegal, so very little research has actually been done using modern neuroscience techniques to look at how LSD affects the brain and how it might be useful therapeutically. Until now, that is. Imperial College’s Robin Carhart-Harris has been administering the drug to volunteers, as he explained to Chris Smith...

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Not happening as long as the DEA says it's a Schedule I exothermic, Mon, 18th Apr 2016

exothermic, Mon, 18th Apr 2016

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