"Father of LSD" turns 100

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    Albert Hoffman, who synthesized the chemical "Lyseric Acid Diethylamide" or LSD for the treatment of migraine headaches, and accidently discovered its psychedelic properties instead, is 100 years old today.

    His discovery, we all know. is what helped launch the "Flower Power" movement of the 1960s....

    Hoffman has since referred to LSD as his "problem child"....

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060111/lf_afp/afplifestylescience_060111144749
     
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    kinda akin to magic mushrooms eh?however the Native Americans...kept it amongst themselves as a religious experiement...No?
     
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    I think you're referring to peyote. The flower of the peyote cactus contains mescaline, which has psychedelic properties.

    I believe Indians in the SouthWest used Peyote as part of their religious rituals..
     
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    I thought this thread was going to be about Mr. Torsen or Mr. Viscous-Coupling.

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    peyote is a psychedelic as is LSD...from the rye..both are natural found in nature!
     
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    Guess we now know the secret to long life.

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    Abbey Hoffman is 100 years old? He must have been old as dirt as a hippie then as well. :cool:
     
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    not Abbey Hoffman, he died some years back. Albert Hoffman (no relation to Abbey) was a chemist
     
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    LOL shows how much I know about hippie culture :afro:
     
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    the peyote buttons...I think ya are confusing MJ Flowers!
     

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