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1: LSD By:Allie Hahn

2: LSD: A common hallucinogen Dr Albert Hoffman created LSD in his lab on April 16, 1943

3: History: While handling the substance, Dr. Hoffman started feeling restless and sensations of vertigo. He took what he believed to be a miniscule amount | of the drug: one-fourth of a milligram. Hoffman began to have trouble speaking coherently, seeing clearly, and images would be distorted. Luckily after a full night's sleep, he was fine.

5: In the 1940s, LSD was introduced as Delysid into the legal market. More than 200 types of LSD tablets have been encountered since 1969 and more than 350 paper designs have been acquired since 1975. LSD is currently sold under 80 street names, such as blotter, acid

7: Symptoms and Effects: dilated pupils bizarre, irrational behavior paranoia aggression hallucinations mood swings detachment from people absorption with people or objects slurred speech confusion

8: sleeplessness trembling raised heart rate raised blood pressure

9: The differences LSD differs from other hallucinogens in its potency level and how it is measured. The drug is known as the most potent hallucinogen. It far exceeds cocaine and marijuana. | Dosages are measured in micrograms, not milligrams like cocaine and heroin. 25 micrograms is the dosage amount it takes for the average human to feel the effects.

10: LSD is classified as a Schedule I drug in the United States: There is no accepted medical use for it, a high potential for drug abuse, and a lack of safety for use under medical supervision.

11: LSD was first used by pyschiatrists to understand mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and alcoholism. The product endorser believed that delysid would help cure these problems.

12: statistics LSD abuse has been declining steadily since 2002. After a brief resurgance in the 1990s, it has begun dropping again. Only 3.5% of high school have reported using it at least once in their lifetime. The rate of LSD is higher for 18 to 25 year olds. The NDSUH reports that 12.1% of this group have used LSD at least once in their lifetime. However, this is down from the 15.9% in 2002.

14: Mumbai Terrorist Crimes In November of 2008, terrorists staged a three-day reign of terror for Mumbai residents. Multiple syringes of LSD and cocaine were left behind. They carried out bombings and attacks for more than 50 hours without food or sleep. Steroids were found in the terrorist's bodies during autopsy. Extensive use must have been required to retain the level of energy that these men did. Only one man survived.

15: He was put on life support. A source stated that one of the men have taken a particularly large dosage in order to continue fighting after a gun shot wound.

16: The Acid King

17: In one of the biggest illegal drugs busts in our nation's history, we find the chemical mastermind William Leonard Pickard. He was arrested outside of his decommissioned nuclear-power plant turned LSD Lab in 2000. Further research into the matter reveals that Pickard is a nonsmoking, marathon-running vegetarian, Harvard graduate. Investigators also found some influential people who were supporting Pickard through out the case saying he didn't have anything to do with the LSD.

18: In the actual arrest itself, Pickard was caught after almost 18 hours of running from more than 50 cops and infrared helicopters. He and his accomplice, Clyde Apperson were charged with conspiracy to distribute LSD. He was found resting in a truck after cops searched 250 homes.

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