LSD is far safer than alcohol or tobacco, so why don't drug laws reflect it?
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Drinking alcohol, not taking illicit drugs like ecstasy or LSD, is more closely linked with violence. Yet, media reports tend to say the opposite.
Media reports tend to link violence to illicit drugs when alcohol is far more likely to be to blame.
LSD causes euphoria, increased body temperature and hallucinations where some or all of the senses are distorted.
During the 1950s and 1960s, LSD was used more for psychotherapy than recreation. Between 1950 and 1965, many were treated with LSD for alcoholism, depression, schizophrenia, autism and homosexuality.
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