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UK article: Did CIA dose a village in France with LSD in 1950?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Atlas, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. Atlas

    Atlas transmogrifier

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  2. bob_fuller

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    that's... interesting. and not all that surprising. the government was pretty interested in drugs back in the day...
     

  3. exmdshooter

    exmdshooter WWJMBD?

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    Old story I remember reading about a long time ago. It was bread mold. For God's sake, do we need yet another conspiracy theory?

    Why in the hell would the CIA pick some obscure village in France to "test" LSD? And big surprise - the scientist who got to the bottom of what caused this was an expert in hallucinogens! So... he must have poisoned the villagers!

    Sheesh! :rofl:
     
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    Isn't LSD formed by a mold found in rye? I believe outbreaks in ancient times referred to it as "St. Vitas dance". Unsure about that reference.
     
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  5. Al Czervik

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    This sounds like a case of ergotism. Ergotamine is an analog and precursor for the synthesis of LSD which comes from a fungus that grows on cereal grains.
    But it is more fun to promote CIA conspiracies.