LSD, also known as Acid, is one of the most controversial drugs in history in that many advocate that it has extensive medicinal use yet it remains prohibited as a Schedule I drug. The drug, however, it was not officially made illegal until 1970 and was commonly used since its synthesis in 1938, especially by the growing counterculture of the 1960’s.
Aldous Huxley, perhaps best known for his work “Brave New World,” was one of the most vocal advocates for LSD implementation. On his deathbed Huxley was unable to speak and simply wrote, “LSD, 100 µg, intramuscular” on a piece of paper and handed it to his wife. She obliged his last wish and injected him the drug several moments later.
Huxley passed away soon after, still heavily under the influence of LSD. Acid was extremely popular within the counterculture of the 1960’s. While Huxley was an advocate of its use he was not alone. Others that promoted LSD usage were Ken Kesey, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, and the Beatles. Recently, it was revealed that Steve Jobs considered doing acid as one of the most important things he ever did in his life.