LSD is sold under more than 80 street names including acid, blotter, cid, doses, dots and trips. It’s aslo well know as names that reflect the designs on the sheets of blotter paper (for example “purple dragon”)
What is LSD?
LSD first synthesized in 1938, is an extremely potent hallucinogen. It is manufactured from lysergic acid, which is found in ergot, a fungus that grows on rye and other grains.
LSD is produced in crystalline form and then mixed with excipients or diluted as a liquid for production in ingestible forms. It is odorless, colorless and has a slightly bitter taste.
LSD is sold in tablet form on Sugar Cubes, in thin squares of gelatin and most commonly as blotter paper.
The effects of LSD are unpredictable. Usually, the first effects of the drug are felt 30 to 90 minutes after taking it. The user may experience extreme changes in mood, feel several different emotions at once, or swing rapidly from one emotion to another.
If taken in large enough doses, the drug produces delusions and visual hallucinations. The physical effects include dilated pupils; higher body temperature and sweating; nausea and loss of appetite; increased blood sugar, heart rate and blood pressure; sleeplessness; dry mouth and tremors
Under the influence of LSD, the ability to make sensible judgments and see common dangers is impaired. After an LSD trip, the user may suffer acute anxiety or depression and may also experience flashbacks .
Healthy people who use LSD occasionally may also have flashbacks. Bad trips and flashbacks are only part of the risks of LSD use. LSD users may also manifest relatively long-lasting psychoses such as schizophrenia or severe depression.