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The Weird World Of LSD (1967) US 36 x 25 in. (91 x 64 cm) (Style A)

Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection

The Weird World Of LSD (1967) US 36 x 25 in. (91 x 64 cm) (Style B)

Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection

• 1943. LSD is synthesized for the first time by Swiss scientist Albert Hoffman.

LSD was the drug de jour in the 60s and played a major role in the counterculture movement of the decade. Very little was known about the drug at first, a point that the exploitation industry was quick to seize upon, capitalizing on the widespread ignorance to sell films like Hallucination Generation and The Weird World Of LSD. The latter was strikingly reminiscent of the 30s drug menace films, the main difference being the substitution of LSD for marijuana.

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