Lysergic acid diethylamide, commonly known as LSD, is an illegal drug that alters the senses and cause hallucinations.
It was first synthesized in 1938 by a Swiss chemist, Albert Hofman, to treat respiratory depression. In 1943, Hofman accidentally discovered its hallucinogenic properties when he absorbed some through his skin.
Psychedelic drugs, also known as hallucinogenic drugs or simply hallucinogens, are a group of substances that are usually used recreationally to change and enhance sensory perceptions, thought processes, and energy levels, and to facilitate spiritual experiences. They include chemicals, such as LSD, and plants, such as peyote.1
Wilder and hallucinogenic magic mushrooms are taking over as one of the most popular psychotropic drugs that have been making waves everywhere. While it’s rooted in nature and has been used to heal for many the same way marijuana has been making breakthroughs in the healthcare industry, magic mushrooms are still considered a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substance Act.
For many years, drugs such as LSD, psilocybin and Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) were viewed only as highly dangerous drugs. However, in recent years they have had a bit of rebrand. Now they’re believed by some to have the power to heal, to reconnect us with nature – even resolve political tensions.