D-Lysergic Acid Diethylamide. A semisynthetic psychedelic first synthesized in 1938 by Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann, later used in psychiatric research and mind-control projects by the CIA (MKULTRA). LSD gained popularity in the 60s with the counterculture, and was quickly criminalized in 1966 in the US. It is a solid crystal, melting at app 175 deg. F, although it is highly unstable and is destroyed by heat, air, and esp. Chlorine.

Dose: LSD is most commonly found on blotting paper, sometimes in sugar cubes, aqueous form, or as small pills called microdots. The threshold is 20mcg (mcg-microgram is one millionth of a gram). In the 60s you could find doses about 500mcg, nowadays a usual dose is around 20-100 mcg, commonly in the lower range. Thus LSD is never sold adulterated, it's impossible, but it is not uncommon to find other psychoactives such as MDMA laced with LSD.

Effects: Come up is 30 min-1 1/2 hr, a trip lasts 6-14 hours depending mainly on dosage. LSD causes blood pressure and heart rate to increase, as well as salivation and perspiration. Extreme emotional changes take place; whether they are good or bad depends on set and setting. Time and space are heavily distorted, surfaces may seem to ripple like water, walls might appear to breathe; sounds are also quite distorted. A crossing of stimuli normally takes place, this means one senses, most commonly, seeing sound, or tasting color. LSD can also cause nausea, panic, and, at much higher doses, psychotomimetic effects.

Traffick: Since the early 21st century, the price of LSD has risen dramatically. Another definition says it is one of the cheapest drugs; this is untrue. It is one of the cheapest drugs to manufacture, but the consumer can expect to pay $10/hit, $90 for ten, or sometimes 2 for $15. The price rose about 6 years ago after the Pickard/Apperson bust. Pickard/Apperson labs were responsible for the majority of acid produced domestically; about 100 clandestine acid labs remain in the US, most in northern Cali.

Chemistry: LSD is synthesized most commonly from lysergic acid, or lysergic acid amides which are found in Morning Glory seeds, Hawaiian Baby Woodrose seeds, Ergot (a fungus that grows on rye), and possibly sleepy grass. LSD production requires many organic solvents, app. $5000 worth of glassware, and a couple years of organic chemistry. It is very difficult and dangerous, don't try it at home.

Toxicity/Myth Debunking: LSD is non-toxic to the body, the LD50 is somewhere in the 12,000-14,000 microgram range; the only overdose involved 360,000 mcg of LSD... most acid chemists don't even manufacture that much in one batch. It does NOT stay in your spinal fluid (flash backs and HPPD are rare psychiatric disorders), it is metabolized rather quickly into an inactive analogue. It does NOT cause your brain to bleed. Most acid heads will tell you it does, but acid heads are morons. Strokes, intracranial hemorrhaging, CVA, and annuerysms cause your brain to bleed, not acid.

LSD is a rather sophisticated and complex drug, so basically... It makes you trip balls!
C: I just ate seven hits of LSD.
J: You're going to see God tonight.
C: No, that's for when I eat a ten strip.
by sidman August 11, 2009
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D-Lysergic Acid Diethylamide

Synthetic chemical which, when taken orally or, less commonly, in the lining of an eyelid or nostril, is the most potent hallucinogen known to the common public.

One of the cheapest drugs available, it is neither addictive nor physically dangerous. Taken by an intelligent, open-minded person, it can create fantastic revelations and experiences.

It is not a good party drug, and, in a hostile environment such as a party, it can lead to what is known as a 'bad trip', where the person under the influence of the substance in question has an experience which is totally frightening. Fear, depression and anger are accentuated to fill the entire body to a point where entire thought patterns are controlled by these emotions.

The same accentuation goes for happiness and relaxation, often leading to a state of artificial nirvana, the only difference being that the person is absolutely suggestible and can lose the ability to reason.
It's funny how there are actually quite a few serious definitions of LSD on UrbanDictionary. The ignorant and uneducated fear LSD, but the intelligent, after reading about its effects, are the ones who try it, taking special care about risks and so on.

It is only when one becomes cocky and stupid that LSD causes bad effects.
by fuh? October 14, 2003
LSD (D-Lysergic Acid Diethylamide) is a synthetic hallucigenic drug, although it doesn't produce hallucinations but more severe distortions of the senses and thinking.

It was synthized By Albert Hoffman from Ergotamine which is found in the deadly poisonous Ergot Fungus that used to grow on crops. it gives hallucinations and gangreen.

LSD's treshhold dose is 25 micrograms. Common taken doses are about 100 micrograms. It is usually taken in the form of paper blotters; small pieces of absorbant paper with some liquid LSD sprayed on them.

The effects are mood-changes, a lot of them, visual tracers, colors, synthesia, and other 'distortions' of the senses. With higher doses everything seems to melt, move and change around you. Your thoughts become bizarre and often confused.
Very low doses give the feeling of being stoned.
The effects last 8 to 12 hours, depending on the dose and the indifidual.

There have been accidents on LSD, even suicides, but compared to other drugs not many at all.

It was used mostly in the 60th's, untill it got made illigal and people started speading nonsense about it.

It can cause schitzophrenia in sensitive people; and post-traumatic stress after a bad trip (which means nothing more then that you fought of the effect too mch) and in some cazes flashbacks (random comming back of the effect).

Lsd is not very dangerous, its not poisionous and its LD50 is far above the user dose. The psychological effects are more dangerous in that. You need almost grams to get you killed and take micrograms as effect. Blotters of paper can not contain enough of other drugs to give you dangerous ammounts of that.

Psysically it causes a raised bloodpressure, faster heartbeat, temperature increase, sweatyness, thighning of the neckmuscles and sometimes nausea and dizzyness. Most people hardly notice this trough the mind-effects.

Should still be used with causion.
They tripped of LSD yesterday and said they had great visuals.
by One of Them with no Name. January 18, 2006
I became the universe, had deep conversations with my friends cats of whom I was absolutly convinved were gods. I turned to liquid energy and encompassed an entire swimming pool. I flew so fast I became nothing but a vibration. The sun became my man and we fell in love. An entire garden danced collectively to the beat of Electric Avenue for me. The sun became the sky and swirled into an exotic painting then back to the most perfect combination of senery, and back again until it swirled together into infinite. Then I returned to Earth, where I will stay forever a changed person.
My LSD story :]
by idontfuckingknowanymore June 27, 2010
Best drug in the entire world. Can be very therapeutic and completely changes your view of things. Fucking Awesome, and make you trip. If you one do one drug in your entire life time, make it acid.

Makes you trip, very very hard at times and i recommend it for anyone sound enough of mind to take the journey. Really, everyone should try this at least once in their life, see if they like it, and let it go from there. Everyone. Do acid. I love acid. I want to marry it. Yay LSD.
"This is the best part of the trip; this is the trip. This is the part that i really like, the trip."
"I love LSD"
by Maxwell James March 30, 2007
An extremely potent hallucinogen, capable of creating intense visual, and aural distortions. Seeing colors and smelling sounds.

Highly intensifies musical and personal experiences. Recommend use with a sitter who has experienced the drug to maintain a comfortable atmosphere.

The most important part of taking LSD is set and setting. Make sure you are in a calm, friendly environment. Also have a goal for the trip in mind, allowing you to focus on one thing and gain new understanding of the matter by being open to suggestions normally not introduced to your brain.
I ate lsd laced with mescalin and tripped for a solid 36 hours.
by eric denton February 09, 2006
LSD is the raw truth thrown in your face, an oppurtunity for profound realization. Possibly the best thing since glass bongs.
"Boy that LSD is great"
"Sure hits the spot"
by Laughing Sams Dice October 17, 2003
"its been proven to increase your risk of psychotic illnesses and depression, and organisations like the armed forces will not take anyone who has ever done LSD in their lives."

nobody listen to this fucktard. it's been proven to increase ANY feeling. euphoria, depression, etc.

and the armed forces don't reject lsd users, it's the other goddamned way around. it's pretty funny how consistently the media will spin the truth 180 degrees. the army tested it on soldiers and the very first thing they wanted to do was get the hell out of the armed forces. so if you take lsd, don't worry about joining the army, because you won't want to anyway.
dock ellis pitched a no hitter on lsd.
francis crick discovered the double helix on lsd.
eminem thought of the slim shady alias on lsd.
the lsd fueled 60's was musically, the best decade.

"Kyle: Well… maybe I'll take just half a hit of acid."
"Ike: I want three. ..."
by the real god September 04, 2007

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