Canvassing for Opinion - aka "Blairs Brain on Cannabis"

IMHO prohibition sentiment requires inherent addiction to status quo, an incapacity to visualise beyond the here and now and a desperate desire to know others might feel the same... Reform is not revolutionary, rather it is evolutionary. Having survived banging your head against a brick wall the evolutionist relishes having stopped. / Blair

Friday, May 02, 2008

LSD inventor Albert Hofmann dies

It isn't hard to have an affinity with Al Hofmann. It turns out that like MDMA LSD was an empathic. [besides, My Grandparents were Hofman's.]

LSD inventor LSD inventor Albert Hofmann dies

Albert Hofmann, the Swiss chemist who discovered the hallucinogenic drug LSD, has died of a heart attack at his home in Basel at the age of 102.
Mr Hofmann first produced LSD in 1938 while researching the medicinal uses of a crop fungus.

He accidentally ingested some of the drug and said later: "Everything I saw was distorted as in a warped mirror."

He argued for decades that LSD could help treat mental illness, but in the 1960s it became a popular street drug. Albert Hofmann, the Swiss chemist who discovered the hallucinogenic drug LSD, has died of a heart attack at his home in Basel at the age of 102.

Mr Hofmann first produced LSD in 1938 while researching the medicinal uses of a crop fungus.

He accidentally ingested some of the drug and said later: "Everything I saw was distorted as in a warped mirror."

He argued for decades that LSD could help treat mental illness, but in the 1960s it became a popular street drug.

(and thus it should be added, LSD is on evidence and contrary to harm reduction principles, inappropriately classified. /Blair )

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  • At 4:58 am, May 03, 2008, Blogger Jean said…

    On death, Hofmann said, “I go back to where I came from, to where I was before I was born, that’s all.”
    On April 19th, 1943, Hofmann created the most powerful psychotropic substance: LSD, and experienced the first LSD “trip”. He was a chemist who valued a drug as a way to understand people’s oneness with nature. For the complete story on “Bicycle Day”, be sure to watch this amazing http://alivemindmedia.com/static.php?page=hofmann>Hofmann’s Potion

     

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