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Re: “An Apex teen dies of an overdose of synthetic LSD

@Brianne May

Danny Finn is very likely right. If LSD were legal and if Timmy had taken LSD instead of 25I-NBOMe, he would still be alive. (At least, the drug he took wouldn't have killed him.) If you look at wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lsd#Dosage), you'll see that "[e]stimates for the median lethal dose (LD50) of LSD range from 200 µg/kg to more than 1 mg/kg of human body mass, though most sources report that there are no known human cases of such an overdose."

See also Erowid (http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/lsd/lsd_death.shtml), which states that:
"Put simply, LSD does not cause death at recreational or therapeutic doses (less than 500 ug / 0.5 mg). An increase in news articles in 2012/2013 suggesting deaths related to LSD are almost all related to 25I-NBOMe and 25C-NBOMe, two new chemicals, available on blotter, but completely different from LSD. While there are substantial reasons why users should be cautious about LSD use (see LSD Health), death is not a major risk.
Less than a handful of human deaths have been tied in the medical literature to the pharmacological effects of LSD, and none of these deaths have been unquestionably attributable to LSD's actions. The clearest case was documented by Fysh et al. in 1985; however, they fail to explain the circumstances of the death, only discussing the toxicological assessment, casting some doubt that the only explanation for the death was LSD."

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Posted by fractured_pilot on 02/14/2014 at 5:40 PM

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