- Dr. Timothy Leary Defends Responsible Use of LSD
May, 1966 to 1966 Dist Columbia, District of Columbia Counterculture, Drug Culture, Government, Law
By 1966, interest in LSD had proliferated in the public sphere to an enormous extent. The debate over the chemical’s risks and therapeutic possibilities led to Senate subcommittee hearings on its use. Acid, as LSD is commonly called, had been sensationalized by mass media publications and, although in its early years it had been extensively and responsibly studied by medical professionals, the effects...