Lsd

Police: Teacher let son sell LSD and allowed teens to use it

SPRINGBORO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio elementary school teacher faces charges she let her 15-year-old son sell LSD and allowed teenagers to use it in her home.<p>Forty-year-old Amy Panzeca, of Springboro, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Warren County to charges including permitting drug abuse and endangering …

Crime

Artist Draws a Series Portraits on LSD: Inside the 1950s Experiments to Turn LSD into a “Creativity Pill”

LSD was first synthesized in 1938 by chemist Albert Hoffman in a Swiss laboratory but only attained infamy almost two decades later, when it became …

Culture

Acid redux: My long, strange, cancer-fighting trip back to tripping

Our dual cancer diagnoses plunged me and my wife into depression. Could LSD, the drug of my youth, help now?<p>In March 2013 I was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer. Four months later, my wife was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. In the four years since that dual catastrophe, we have been …

Lifestyle

How Silicon Valley rediscovered LSD

Diane does not look like someone who would drug your venison chili. She sits on a San Francisco patio, her dewy blue eyes lucid, her blonde, subtly …

Silicon Valley

Daily briefing: Guam strike plan, Venezuela arrests, Silicon Valley’s rediscovery of LSD

<b>Sign up to receive FirstFT by email here</b><p>Just as US officials were trying to play down President Donald Trump’s headline-grabbing “fire and fury” …

Silicon Valley

A scientist has a plan to show that microdosing LSD makes you smarter

For years now, trendy Silicon Valley bros have been sustaining a slight buzz by microdosing, claiming a few potent hits of LSD can supercharge a workday.<p>Until now, there hasn’t been much in the way of science to back it up, but Amanda Feilding hopes to change that.<p>Feilding is founder of the Beckley …

Here's how LSD opened people's minds and changed America

In the 1950s and ’60s, a set of social psychological experiments seemed to show that human beings were easily manipulated by low and moderate amounts of peer pressure, even to the point of violence.<p>It was a stunning research program designed in response to the horrors of the Holocaust, which …

You're not tripping: LSD is making a comeback

They were scientists and writers in the ’40s and ’50s, mystics and musicians in the ’60s and ’70s, neo-psychedelic counter-culturalists in the ’80s and ’90s.<p>And in the 2010s, they’re back — as college students.<p>“They” are users of LSD – lysergic acid diethylamide, the psychedelic drug that causes …

University of Southern California

How microdosing psychedelics like LSD could boost your leadership skills

Paul Austin’s talk about ingesting tiny amounts of psychedelic drugs to enhance performance at this month’s Tech Open Air conference in Berlin was met with enthusiastic applause—perhaps no surprise considering he’s addressing a hall of young techies in one of the world’s most free-wheeling …

Psychedelia

Study finds LSD decreases brain reactivity to fearful faces

Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) reduces activity in the emotion processing centre of the human brain known as the amygdala, according to a study …

The Brain

LSD and the Search for God trips out at Mad Alchemy

Mike UsingerAs spectacles go, it promises to be one of the most mind-warping of the year, partly because of the bands involved and mostly because of …

San Francisco

Hippies, Guns, and LSD: The San Francisco Rock Band That Was Too Wild For the Sixties

Do you remember the band The Charlatans? Probably not. They burst onto the scene in San Francisco in 1965, burned brightly, and flamed out by 1968. …

San Francisco

Can psychedelics be used for therapy? Time to allow research to find out

In the last few years, calls for marijuana to be researched as a medical therapy have increased. It may be time for us to consider the same for …

Australian News

Turn on, tune in, drop by the office

The Silicon Valley avant-garde have turned to LSD in a bid to increase their productivity. Emma Hogan meets the people breakfasting on acid<p>Every …

Silicon Valley

Police patrol Welsh village that may have a secret LSD stash

A lot of acid is said to be buried in the woods close to the site of what was once one of the biggest LSD manufacturers in the world<p>Police have descended on a small village in west Wales, where a massive stash of LSD is said to be hiding. Treasure hunt?<p>Apparently, the mystery surrounding the huge …

Policing

Scientists are about to find out how Silicon Valley's LSD habit really affects productivity

According to Amanda Feilding, the founder and director of the UK-based nonprofit Beckley Foundation, one tenth of a full dose of LSD is enough to make her feel "sparkly."<p>Feilding has spent decades collaborating with scientists around the world to better understand how psychedelic drugs like LSD, …

Silicon Valley

LSD Microdosing: The New Silicon Valley Productivity Hack

Tech entrepreneur George Burke consumes a tiny amount of LSD (about a tenth of a typical dose) every morning before he goes to work.He says …

Silicon Valley

LSD to be tested as a ‘cure for depression’ in Britain for the first time

Silicon Valley execs boast of ‘microdosing’ LSD at work – not enough that they start babbling about faces in the ceiling, but enough to feel inspired.<p>…

Depression

Tripping up: The real danger of microdosing with LSD

TUNE in, drop out… and clock on. Workers in Silicon Valley and elsewhere have long extolled the virtues of LSD and other psychedelics. Small doses, …

Health

Don't Take LSD There for the First Time and Other Top Glastonbury Tips

The first time I went to Glastonbury, I literally cried at the state of the toilets. I was eight. My mum works at the festival, giving massages in the Healing Field, and nothing had prepared me for the long drop loos. While most people enter the festival world as mid-teens, clutching shit warm cans …

Glastonbury

Don't Take LSD There for the First Time and Other Top Glasto Tips

The first time I went to Glastonbury, I literally cried at the state of the toilets. I was eight. My mum works at the festival, giving massages in the Healing Field, and nothing had prepared me for the long drop loos. While most people enter the festival world as mid-teens, clutching shit warm cans …

Glastonbury

LSD could help treat depression and anxiety

LSD could help combat negative emotions and treat depression and anxiety, researchers claim.<p>A new study found the hallucinogenic drug reduces …

Depression

Never forget The Dolphin House, a 1960s facility where scientists used LSD to chat with dolphins

In 1967 taking recreational drugs was not uncommon for western culture, as was taking psychedelics such as LSD. Drugs were undeniably a pretty iconic …

Music (Australia)

Rare Footage Shows US and British Soldiers Getting Dosed with LSD in Government-Sponsored Tests (1958 + 1964)

We’re usually right to reserve judgement when it comes to conspiracy theories. But the reason they often sound plausible is a compelling one: What we …

LSD Could Help Treat Depression And Anxiety, Researchers Hope | International Business Times

Scientists are looking to use LSD to help patients cope during stressful times. A new study from the University of Basel in Switzerland found that …

The Brain

Cary Grant was one of the first to benefit from LSD therapy

Today, research on the effects of psychedelics is one of the most exciting fields of psychology. The US Food and Drug Administration recently approved a clinical trial to test if the psychedelic compound in ecstasy can treat PTSD; psilocybin, the key ingredient in magic mushrooms is now considered …

Robert F. Kennedy

NYC Rapist Taped 'Brutal' Attacks, DA Says; Deadly Brooklyn LSD For TV Star? PM Digest

Plus: Cops hunt a suspected pedophile in an "NY Hearts Hillary" shirt on the Lower East Side, and an iconic Brooklyn mural is painted white.

James Comey

How to Take LSD, According to an Authentic 1960s Guide

When taking psychedelics, it’s important to plan ahead. Whether it’s LSD or mushrooms, they’re not the kind of drug you want to be randomly accepting …

Lifestyle

Remco Beekwilder unleashes techno stomper, 'LSD': Premiere

Forthcoming on Dax J's Monnom Black imprint...<p>Remco Beekwilder makes his debut on Dax J's Monnom Black label with his four-track 'LSD' EP.<p>Having …

DJs

Taking Acid for the First Time? Read This Vintage Guide

<b>This story is part of When the Drugs Hit, a Motherboard journey into the science, politics, and culture of today's psychedelic renaissance. Follow along here.</b><p>Taking acid in New York City is a bad idea.<p>That is, according to <i>Session Games People Play</i><i>,</i> an earnest, no nonsense manual from 1967 on what …