Inside: LSD reveals the medical powers of this controversial drug.(00:40)
Unearth one of the most potent mood-changing chemicals ever discovered.
It is one of the most potent mood-changing chemicals ever discovered. But could LSD be the next wonder drug in your doctor's arsenal? Outlawed in 1970, the street drug developed a dangerous counterculture reputation, capable of inspiring either moments of genius or a descent into madness. Its unpredictable nature made the discoverer of LSD, Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman, believe it could either be "a tool to turn us into what we are supposed to be" or "hurt you, disturb you, make you crazy."
Now, science is taking a fresh look into this psychedelic world, including the first human LSD trials in more than 35 years. From psychedelics given to terminally ill patients, to reputedly the "world's purest LSD" administered in lab experiments, Inside: LSD investigates why some researchers believe this drug could become the pharmaceutical of the future - enhancing brain power,...
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