History of LSD
The Swiss chemist Albert Hofman accidentally discovers the mind-altering qualities of LSD when he absorbs some through his fingertips
1950’s – 1960’s
More than a thousand clinical papers are published on psychedelic drug therapy involving 40,000 patients.
The author Aldous Huxley, who is dying of laryngeal cancer, asks for 100 micrograms of LSD.
Three years after being fired from Harvard, Timothy Leary founds a new religion, the League for Spiritual Discovery (LSD).
The Controlled Substances Act of 1970 classifies psychedelics like LSD as Schedule I drugs — prohibiting their medical use.