On this day: April 29 - KESQ
KESQOn this day: April 29KESQ2008: Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann, the first to synthesize the drug LSD, dies at the age of 102 in Burg im Leimental, Switzerland. Hofmann, seen here in 1993, first made the drug in 1938 at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland, in hopes of ...and more »
Posted on 28 April 2017 | 11:05 pm
Learning the Health Benefits of Cannabis -
Consortium NewsLearning the Health Benefits of CannabisConsortium NewsIn my mind, it's sort of part of a rite of spring that also involves so-called bicycle day, that's a day in which Dr. Albert Hofmann discovered the effects of LSD in the 1940's, and Earth Day. And 420 altogether seem to be, like I say, an annual rite ...and more »
Posted on 28 April 2017 | 2:28 pm
Coming Out for Cannabis on 4/20 - Freedom
Freedom Leaf (press release) (blog)Coming Out for Cannabis on 4/20Freedom Leaf (press release) (blog)While 4/19 celebrates Dr. Albert Hofmann's bike ride on LSD in 1943, and 4/22 has focused on bettering the planet since 1970, 4/20 has more of a nebulous history. It commemorates a group of high-school students in San Rafael, Calif. in the early '70s ...and more »
Posted on 20 April 2017 | 11:21 am
What does an LSD-style drug-induced 'higher
The GuardianWhat does an LSD-style drug-induced 'higher state of consciousness' feel like?The GuardianIt's difficult to choose what to look at: colours bleed smoke trails beyond edges of objects, like the “fountains of colour” described by LSD discoverer Albert Hofmann in 1943. Neuroimaging locates the effects of psychedelics in the parts of the brain ...Psychedelic Drugs: The Brain Enters a 'Higher State of Consciousness' on LSD and KetamineNewsweekLSD Effect: 'Date Rape' Drug Produces 'Higher Level Of Consciousness', Scientific Research SaysThe InquisitrIncreased spontaneous MEG signal diversity for psychoactive doses of ketamine, LSD and psilocybin : Scientific ReportsNatureThe Guardianall 65 news articles »
Posted on 20 April 2017 | 7:15 am
Today is the 74th anniversary of Albert
Boing BoingToday is the 74th anniversary of Albert Hofmann's first LSD tripBoing BoingTo celebrate Bicycle Day on April 19th, the date of Albert Hofmann's — and the world's first LSD trip in 1943, we are publishing this excerpt from the forthcoming interview with Michael Horowitz — the third installment of the Acid Bodhisattva series ...Bicycle day founded at NIUNorthern Star Online (blog)all 3 news articles »
Posted on 19 April 2017 | 3:13 pm
What a Trip It Must Have Been! Albert
Albert Hofmann, the Swiss chemist who invented LSD, died Tuesday at home in Basel, Switzerland. He was 102. Rick Doblin, founder and president of the Multidisciplinary Association for...
Posted on 19 March 2015 | 1:29 pm
The Substance: Albert Hofmann's Lsd
Martin Witz's THE SUBSTANCE: ALBERT HOFMANN'S LSD is an informative and entertaining investigation into the history of a drug so potent that mere fractions of a milligram can alter a subject's perception of reality.
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 10:00 am
LSD Inventor Albert Hofmann Dead at Age 102
Albert Hofmann, the pioneering Swiss chemist and advocate of psychedelics who discovered the hallucinogenic properties of LSD, died Tuesday. He was 102. Hofmann reportedly died of a heart attack at his home in Basel, Switzerland. Hofmann’s most famous ...
Posted on 27 April 2013 | 1:45 pm
Albert Hofmann and LSD
April 19, 1943: Albert Hofmann goes for a bike ride. The Swiss scientist was interested in organic chemistry and received his doctorate in 1930. He went to work in the pharmaceutical department of Sandoz Laboratories. He was studying medicinal plat squill ...
Posted on 18 April 2010 | 5:33 pm
LSD Creator Albert Hofmann to Steve Jobs:
The Huffington Post published a previously-unseen letter from LSD creator Albert Hofmann to Steve Jobs, who has in the past praised LSD's influence on his creative thinking. Steve Jobs' death is heartbreaking, but might be the perfect point to take a ...
Posted on 8 July 2009 | 7:30 am
Albert Hofmann, the Father of LSD, Dies at
PARIS — Albert Hofmann, the mystical Swiss chemist who gave the world LSD, the most powerful psychotropic substance known, died Tuesday at his hilltop home near Basel, Switzerland. He was 102. The cause was a heart attack, said Rick Doblin, founder and ...
Posted on 29 April 2008 | 10:00 am