Medicinal what?

In 1938, Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman accidentally ingested a chemical while studying fungus on wheat grains. The chemical was lysergic acid diethylamide-25 and the rest, as they say, is history. He turns 100 today in good health, and continues to advocate the legalization of his invention for its “medicinal purposes.”

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  • Actionstance

    Having had some personal experience with this I can tell you that he did not make it to 100 because of LSD. Having not met him you don’t know if he’s well crazy. He may be “expanded” but that’s all in the eye or opinion of the beholder. Also, if you ever saw someone on a bad trip or on a sometimes resulting permanent bad trip you would not advocate legalization. Not that you are. We already have enough legal drugs. As you know I’m pretty left sided and have somewhat liberal views on legalizing all kinds of things but not LSD. Maybe as prescribed and with supervision in rare cases but it’s really a crap shoot for the taker.

  • Casimir

    I actually just thought it was amusing, especially considering the St. Pete Times juxtaposed it opposite a story about an olympic cyclist who died at 92 yesterday. I wonder if that’s this “liberal bias” I keep hearing so much about in action.

  • Actionstance

    It’s genetics. Unless he was on his bycycle you know and got hit by a car. I did a short 13 mile ride Tuesday. got up to 31 coming down the 192 bridge.

  • Casimir

    I rode my skinny-wheeled steed down to the office in Ybor City this morning, found a pretty comfortable route, and realized that it’s no problem to strap my laptop to my back. The campaign manager used to own a Trek like mine but it was stolen, she was jealous. Told her about Lakeland Trek. I think I broke 17 mph with a heavy laptop on my back, which I thought was pretty good.

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