GENEVA - Albert Hofmann, the father of the mind-altering drug LSD whose medical discovery inspired â€” and arguably corrupted â€” millions in the 1960s hippie generation, has died. He was 102.
Wowzers, 102! I’m gonna need some Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds!
It did lots of good things as well. It made Pink Floyd and was a muse for John Lennon and the Rolling Stones.
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.
Should’ve got him the Nobel peace price (look up with what things Nobel made his massive fortune!)
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 asel.
I hear there’s even LSD in bananas!