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What Is LSD? Why Are People Picking It Over Weed?

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If you’re a long-time drug user who’s been around the block and back, you might wonder what the hubbub is about LSD. You’ve probably heard of it before but never looked into it or tried it because you thought it was too risky. But, Did you know you can Buy LSD? Like any substance, there are people and companies that are selling LSD. Its consumption can vary based on how you take it, how much you take at once, how often you take it in general, etc. Luckily for us curious lotus eaters out there, we’ve got this handy guide to show us everything we need to know about what’s going on in our heads when we take it; and why people choose to do so over weed (or other drugs).

What is LSD?

LSD, also known as ‘acid’ or ‘Lucy’ is a hallucinogen that distorts your sense of reality. It alters your perceptions and causes you to feel different sensations than you usually would while sober, such as seeing things that aren’t there or feeling as though everything around you is moving very slowly. The most common way people take it is by swallowing small pieces of paper known as “blotters.” Many labs are still running research on LSD

These blotters are soaked in liquid LSD and covered with designs. They come in different shapes and sizes; some resemble dollar bills, and others look like animal stickers or stamps. Some people chew them up instead of swallowing them whole since it gives off less odour; however, this method can lead to teeth damage if done improperly (or accidentally eaten by someone else).

Albert Hofmann first created LSD in 1938 during his research on ergot alkaloids at Sandoz Pharmaceuticals in Basel, Switzerland; it wasn’t until 1943 that Hofmann stumbled upon its psychoactive properties while studying its chemical structure.

How is LSD used?

It can be taken orally, sublingually, or injected. It’s most commonly taken in a liquid form. You can also find these drugs in tablet form at times.

It is usually taken in small doses; typically 10–20 micrograms (mcg) of LSD per kilogram of body weight because larger doses can have side effects. An average dose of 100 mcg may produce psychological effects that can be powerful for some inexperienced users to handle without being overwhelmed by anxiety or feelings of panic.

It is also taken on a piece of absorbent paper called a blotter or tablet. It can also be injected, but this method is rare for recreational use. LSD is not typically smoked because it does not vaporize well and isn’t as potent as when ingested orally.

Why would people take LSD over weed?

It’s a question you might have asked yourself, but we’re here to tell you that LSD is better than marijuana. Here are some reasons why:

  • It is more potent. A typical dose of LSD ranges between 100 and 500 micrograms (mcg), while most people use around 10 mg of cannabis daily.
  • It is cheaper than weed on the street, sometimes even free if someone’s giving it away or sharing their batch with friends; marijuana may cost well over $100 per ounce in some places, whereas an ounce of LSD can run anywhere from $20-$50 depending on the quality and where it comes from (the illicit market).
  • It’s easier to get than weed. With this being said, if you live in a state where recreational cannabis use isn’t legal yet, then buying mary jane legally may be difficult at best, so that could also contribute toward one reason why they might want to go with LSD instead since it’s easier for them to find compared.

How does LSD make you feel?

It has a reputation for making people feel like they have entered another dimension or are in a dream. This is because it can cause hallucinations and alters your sense of time, space, and thought. The effects of LSD can last up to 12 hours.

The feeling of seeing things differently stems from how it affects the brain’s serotonin receptors, which play an essential role in mood regulation. The surge then returns to where they were before taking the drug which can cause tolerance issues if too much is taken at once (more on later). 

Are there any risks with taking LSD?

The most common risks associated with LSD use include the following:

  • Hallucinations and delusions. You may experience visual hallucinations, such as seeing things that aren’t there or distorted images of what is around you. You might also have auditory hallucinations. 
  • Flashbacks: Some people can experience flashbacks after taking LSD multiple times. These flashbacks occur when they’re not taking any drugs at all; they’ll just suddenly get reminded of their trip by something happening around them (like seeing a brightly coloured sign) and start feeling like they’re high again.

But these side effects are only felt if someone is new to the drug or has done the overdose. It has shown medical properties too and many people are using it to deal with addictions

How to buy LSD?

Now that you know what LSD is, how to use it, and where to get it, here’s how you can buy the good stuff:

  • Order online. LSD may be illegal in the United States, but it’s still a part of mainstream culture. You’ll find plenty of websites dedicated to selling psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin mushrooms (psilocybin). These sites typically require you to set up an account before being allowed access to purchase these products.
  • Make contact with someone who already sells them. Since LSD cannot legally be sold in stores or online without a prescription from a doctor (if you’re lucky enough for one), those who sell this drug need other means of distribution; such as friends selling their supply at parties or clubs. The best way for first-timers looking for guidance on buying and using LSD is by asking around friends who have used LST before; they will usually tell all about their experiences so that novices can learn from them!


LSD is a powerful drug; if you’re considering taking it, it’s essential to understand all the potential risks. If you try it for yourself and experience its effects firsthand, don’t let our warnings deter you! You have every right to explore your mind in whatever way is best for you. Just be careful and use common sense while doing so.

Alicia Saville did her degree in psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. She is interested in mental health, wellness, and lifestyle.

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