LSD 1950’s style
“I wish I could talk in technicolor”
Soon after it was accidentally formulated in Switzerland, LSD became a plaything of the military and CIA.
As early as the 1950s, they knew exactly what impact clean LSD had on people and sought to find ways to use it as a weapon or for mind control.
It didn’t work for those purposes, so they dumped tons of it on the San Francisco Bay Area just as the large, broad based anti-war movement was building momentum.
Thus the “drug culture” of the 1960s was created and this extraordinary instrument of perceptual exploration was made illegal and the people made interested in it were criminalized.