Articles tagged with Lsd Effects
LSD is a synthetic psychedelic derived from ergot fungus. It is the most powerful conscious-altering substance known to man. Doses of LSD are measured in micrograms (ug) or millionths of a gram. One ounce of LSD contains enough doses for 300,000 adults. Two suitcases of the stuff would be enough to dose the entire population of the USA. LSD is colorless, tasteless and odorless and usually comes soaked into blotters - squares or sheets of paper decorated with kooky designs (sunflowers, strawberries, rockets etc). They cost about $7 per 'tab'. In the 1960s, LSD in small pills (or 'microdots'), gelatin sheets, or in liquid form were common. These forms, however, are extremely rare now.
Scare tactics from the 1960s and 1970s still abound surrounding LSD use. Stories of users who believed they could fly and then died after jumping off multistory buildings still circulate, as well as stories that speak of permanent brain damage or ongoing “flashbacks.” While there may be extremely rare and isolated cases of these dangers, they are not common with LSD use, even higher doses than most users will take. Debunking the rumors is as important as relating the true danger of LSD use to those who seek information about this drug.
The LSD effect is described as a 'trip' because it is a long (8-12 hours) and powerful experience which takes you beyond normal perception and then back again. Simply put, it profoundly alters and expands consciousness by loosening or -- at higher doses -- completely erasing the normal filters and screens between your conscious mind and the outside world.