4. Now a days LSD is diffused into a small piece of paper then placed under the tongue until it is almost dissolved. According to “How to Psychedelics” LSD is also consumed in liquid and pill form. A few years ago it was also very popular to take LSD diffused into a sugar cube.
5. When a person uses drugs like LSD they begin to feel the difference 20 to 90 minutes after taking the drug. A “trip” can also last for up to 12 hours. The effects of taking LDS are “Distortion or …show more content…
When users get clean they usually have unpredictable “flashbacks”. Chronic users experience visual disturbances, disorganized thinking, paranoia, and mood disturbances , even when they are not using the drug anymore.
Research done on LSD has not been 100% sure how LSD affects the nervous system or the brain. But it is believed LSD has something to do with serotonin, which is “ a neurotransmitter responsible for regulating moods, appetite, muscle control, sexuality, sleep and sensory perception”( Shanna Freeman, How Stuff Works). LSD also affects the eyes in what is actually there and what isn 't. Once you have taken LSD a small amount of the drug stays in your body forever, either in your brain or spinal fluid. And that small amount of LSD is what causes the flashbacks.
6. LSD isn 't an addictive drug, the more a person uses it the higher the tolerance for it. So If there was some sort of addiction it would be very likely to be psychological instead of physical. A person who is a heavy user would take LSD about twice a week making it the usual for them since their tolerance level would be fairly …show more content…
When a pregnant woman takes LSD the higher risk of the drug affecting the baby would be the mother hurting herself during the “trip”. Using LSD one time during pregnancy won 't have any affect on the baby. If a pregnant woman is frequently using LSD it is more likely for the baby to have birth defects and/or have a miscarriage.
The long term effects on the child would be minimal due to the fact that it isn 't an addictive. I would believe that some long term effects would be secondhand. Like for example the mother being neglectant because she is doing drugs. Also having to deal with deformities they were born with.
9. LSD is controlled by the CSA, Controlled Substance Act. It has no real medical value but has high abuse potential so it is classified as Schedule 1 drug. This might be due to it only being used a few times before the user switches to another drug.
Trafficking 1-9 grams of LSD on the first offence would be no less than five year and no more than forty years, no less than 20 years,no more than life if serious injury or death and no more than two million dollar fine. Second offence would be no less than ten years, no more than life, life if serious injury or death and no more than four million dollar fine. And so on and so forth for more