LSD is among the most powerful, mood-changing chemicals. It is produced from lysergic acid, which is found in the ergot fungi that grows on rye and other grains.
It is produced in crystal form in illegal labs, generally in the United States. These crystals are transformed to a liquid for distribution. It is odor-free, colorless, and has a slightly bitter taste.
Known as “acid” and by lots of other names, LSD is offered on the street in small tablets (” microdots”), capsules or gelatin squares (” window panes”). It is sometimes added to absorbent paper, which is then divided into little squares decorated with designs or cartoon characters (” loony toons”). Sometimes it is sold in liquid type. But no matter what kind it comes in, LSD leads the user to the very same location– a major disconnection from reality.
LSD users call an LSD experience a “trip,” usually lasting twelve hours or so. When things fail, which often happens, it is called a “bad trip,” another name for an ordeal