Wednesday, April 30, 2008

LSD Creator Hoffman Dies At 102

GENEVA (AP) — Albert Hofmann, the father of the mind-altering drug LSD whose medical discovery inspired — and arguably corrupted — millions in the 1960s hippie generation, has died. He was 102.

Hofmann died Tuesday at his home in Burg im Leimental, said Doris Stuker, a municipal clerk in the village near Basel where Hofmann moved following his retirement in 1971.

For decades after LSD was banned in the late 1960s, Hofmann defended his invention.

"I produced the substance as a medicine. ... It's not my fault if people abused it," he once said.

The Swiss chemist discovered lysergic acid diethylamide-25 in 1938 while studying the medicinal uses of a fungus found on wheat and other grains at the Sandoz pharmaceuticals firm in Basel. - The Associated Press

I remember Chris telling me that the guy who created LSD was more than 100 years old. I forgot his name at the time, but this is the guy.

1 comment:

  1. Damn, thats a shame. He honestly made significant experiments/research with psychedelics and wanted them to be used responsibly for the benefit of the human race. Not to be confused with most drug culture. He believed Leary, hippies, and similar people/things associated with drugs were his hindrance. I'm not saying I entirely agree with that though.


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