LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) is a synthetic chemical, made from a substance found in ergot, which is a fungus that infects rye (grain).
A chemical hallucinogen usually sold as small squares of paper, a liquid, or pellets (micro-dots)
lysergic acid diethylamide, belongs to a group of drugs known a psychedelics. When small doses are taken, it can produce mild changes in perception, mood and thought. When larger doses are taken, it may produce visual hallucinations and distortions of space and time.
How is it used?
LSD is usually swallowed, or dissolved under the tongue, but it can also be sniffed, injected or smoked.
What does it taste/smell like?
Liquid LSD (often called liquid acid) has no taste at all. LSD tabs taste like the paper.
How does it make people behave?
This depends on how much LSD the person has taken. If the person has taken a small dose of lysergic acid diethylamide you may not even notice they’re on it.
People on LSD might be quieter than usual as they’re so ‘in their heads’. Some people have trouble speaking when they’re on LSD.
People who take larger doses can act unpredictably. They can become fixated on certain things, emotional, paranoid or even aggressive.
Reference Commonly Abused Drugs and SubstancesLSD
It is produced in crystalline form and then mixed with other inactive ingredients, or diluted as a liquid for production in ingestible forms. It is odorless, colorless and has a slightly bitter taste.
lysergic acid diethylamide is usually found on the streets in various forms, for example:
blotter paper (LSD soaked onto sheets of absorbent paper with colorful designs; cut into small, individual dosage units) – the most common form
thin squares of gelatin (commonly referred to as window panes)
tablet form (usually small tablets known as Microdots) or capsules
liquid on sugar cubes. space monkey strain
pure liquid form (may be extremely potent)
Some people may inhale lysergic acid diethylamide through the nose (snort) or inject it into a vein (shoot it up). There is no way to predict the amount of lysergic acid diethylamide that is contained in any form consumed.
Other hallucinogens include:
Effects of LSD Use
lysergic acid diethylamide is a mind-altering drug. It is thought LSD causes it’s characteristic hallucinogenic effects via interaction with the serotonin receptors in the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps control your behavior and mood, governs your senses, and moderates your thoughts.
The physical effects of LSD are unpredictable from person-to-person. Usually, the first effects of the drug when taken by mouth are felt 30 to 45 minutes after taking it, peak at 2 to 4 hours, and may last 12 hours or longer. Use by the intravenous (IV) route will produce a much quicker action, usually within 10 minutes.