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Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (lsd)

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LSD stands for Iysergic acid diethylamide. LSD is a hallucinate know to be the most powerful drug of this kind. LSD is commonly known as acid. This drug changes a person's mental state by distorting the perception of reality to the point where at high doses hallucination occurs. Acid is derived from a fungus that grows on rye and other grains. It is semi-synthetic. It's manufactured chemically in illicit laboratories, except for a small percent, which is produced legally for research.

A very minute does can significantly alter ones perception to the point of hallucination. Hallucination is when a person hears, or sees thing that don't really exist. LSD is the most potent hallucinate. Approximately 100 times stronger than psilocybin, and 4000 times stronger than mescaline.

LSD as it is pure is a white, odorless crystalline powder that is water-soluble. But because an effetc

ive does of the drug when it is pure is almost invisible it is mixed with other substances such as sugar and packaged in capsules, tablets, solutions, or spotted on to gelatin pieces of blotting paper.

Dosages

Acid is normally taken orally but sometimes is inhaled or injetc

ed, but there is a big risk that you might get infetc

ions or Aids while using unsteril needles or sharing with others.

The effetc

s of LSD depend on several factors like:

- The amount taken at one time

- The user's past drug experience

- The manner in which it is taken

- The circumstances under which the drug is taken, place, presents of other people etc

These factors are especially important with the use of acid. The effetc

s of LSD on any user or even the same user but at different times are difficult to predict.

Short-term effetc

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