LSD’s Long, Strange Trip | Retro Report | The New York Times

In the 1960s, mind-altering drugs like LSD helped fuel the counter-culture. Today, psychedelics are turning on a new generation – of scientists.

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20 Responses

  1. CoverMusic001 says:

    Where can i find the footage around 6:00 when they tested lsd on soldiers??

  2. toology55 says:

    I became a vegan after 7g of shrooms.

  3. Shaxuul says:

    Screw LSD, I'll stick to good old fashioned jenkem! "Fill me up a jar, grandma!"

  4. Life live says:

    If you didn't go up to them and threaten them for doing nothing wrong then ofc they will attack you? Don't you think old sir?

  5. David Lara says:

    some people ruin it for the rest of us though smh

  6. King Coeus says:

    Come check out Everything Is Connected on soundcloud!

  7. Wheelie boarding says:

    I just want to know what a voluntary hallucinations are

  8. Spanky Pancho says:


  9. Spencer says:

    Sadly, it takes a emotionally in-tune and intelligent person to reap the benefits of the drug. You have to understand yourself before trying to comprehend such a powerful substance. Sadly that trait isn't exactly something found in everyone. If you are at a pretty low level of awareness, LSD can't be recommended. The truth is that most people don't really choose whether they're smart or not. The error in Timothy Leary's books (I've only read his most famous), is that he recommends the drug as something everybody should try. How well you trip and how productive it is to trip honestly boils down to how intelligent you are sober.

  10. Mr. says:

    I need to tune in.

  11. WheelBender says:

    That old lady at the end is my hero

  12. Sean Lee says:

    6:08 LOLLL They're geekin, yeah real chaotic…

  13. Vortex Fortitude says:

    Continuously favoring mankind and making/sharing all good substances. Forget the law, do what's right!

  14. arjun singh says:

    i dont drink much and dont smoke can i try it without dying ?

  15. Jenna Townsend says:

    Ego death is needed to be discovered by high schoolers

  16. hiraldo mcgoo says:

    the aliens want you to do lsd….

  17. Dominic Butler says:

    I've successfully used microdosing psilocybin to stop smoking. Worked beautifully and the habit is broken <3. So thankful for these beautiful tools.

  18. Dan The man says:

    Psilocybin is God's gift to man.. LSD is man's gift to God

  19. Step says:

    I'm an illustrator. Psilocybin cured me of 3 years of depression, LSD allowed me to focus more on my work and understand my field more intuitively (as far as trends, movements, original concepts etc.). Both of these drugs ultimately made me more successful as an artist and healthier as a person, if used safely and in moderation, I have no doubt millions of people could strongly benefit from these useful substances.

  20. MattieCooper says:

    I'd read her story more than once and never knew how great it would be to hear from her. What a wonderful experience!

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