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[top]Introduction to LSA

LSA (d-lysergic acid amide, ergine) is a psychedelic ergoline alkaloid closely related to LSD. An LSA experience is characterized by effects similar to those of LSD, for example auditory and visual hallucinations, spatial and temporal distortion, introspection, etc. It is a powerful psychedelic (roughly one-tenth the potency of LSD, with a threshold dose of ~500 micrograms), however the most common form of administration is an extraction made from Ipomoea tricolor (Morning glory) or Argyreia nervosa (Hawaiian baby woodrose) seeds; this often produces a pronounced body load (nausea associated with chemically treated seeds), resulting in an experience that is less intense than LSD as a result of the experience being overpowered by the body load and/or a low amount of alkaloids present in the extract. Rivea corymbosa seeds have been used for spiritual purposes by natives of Mexico for centuries, known there by the name ololiuhqui. LSA was bioassayed for the first time in 1947 by Dr. Albert Hofmann, about a decade before it was discovered to be produced naturally by certain plants.

[top]LSA and LSD Molecule Comparison

[top]Natural Sources of LSA

[top]Argyreia nervosa : Hawaiian Baby Woodrose

One of the two common types of seeds that are consumed for their LSA content.
Unlike Morning Glory seeds, a common dose is a rather small amount of seeds although they are larger.

[top]Ipomoea tricolor : Morning Glory

The second of the two common types of seeds that are consumed for their LSA content.
These seeds are much smaller than Hawaiian Baby Woodrose seeds, and the amount consumed is higher.

[top]Stipa robusta : Sleepy Grass

This plant often becomes infected with Acremonium fungus, which contains LSA and other related compounds.
The fungus that infects the plants has also infected and caused diseases in humans.
Therefore this is probably a dangerous source of LSA.
There is a report regarding its effect on horses that were eating the grass.[1]


[top]Using LSA

[top]Ways of administration

[top]Dosages

Make sure to remember that the amount of LSA content per seed can vary,
don't jump into to high of a dose, and follow the dosages below loosely.

[top]Hawaiian Baby Woodrose Seeds

[top]Morning Glory Seeds

[top]Effects of LSA

POSITIVE
mood lift
feelings of insight
therapeutic psychological reflection (introspective thoughts and discussions)
increased interest in areas of thought that are normally ignored
increase in giggling and laughing
sensory enhancement (taste, smell, etc.)
closed- and open-eyed visuals including trails, color shifts, brightening, etc.

NEUTRAL
general change in consciousness
pupil dilation
sedation of the body and mind
change in perception of time
looping, patterned, out-of-control thinking
slight increase in heart rate
long lasting "afterglow" of effects

NEGATIVE
increased anxiety/paranoia
nausea/vomiting
muscular tightness, particularly in the legs, back, and jaw
abdominal cramping
confusion
Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (HPPD)
insomnia

[top]Combinations with LSA

[top]Different Uses for LSA

[top]Spiritual

Users have reported that a LSA experience effected their lives positively, what they planned to be a recreational experience turned into a life-changing spiritual experience.
Furthermore, many users have also reported an increase in philosophical contemplation while using LSA, such as thoughts of themselves, social interactions, and possibly humanity as a whole.

[top]Medicinal

Users have reported substances such as LSA, LSD, psilocybin, and other related substances to reduce the frequency of a severe form of a migraine called a cluster headache, and also nearly blocking out the painful experiences caused by cluster headaches. Sub-hallucinogenic doses of LSA have shown to be effective in treating cluster attacks.

[top]Medicinal & Spiritual



[top]Pharmacology of LSA



[top]Chemistry of LSA


Systematic (IUPAC) name:(8β)-9,10-didehydro-6-methyl-ergoline-8-carboxamide
Synonyms:lysergic acid amide, ergine
Molecular Formula:C16H17N3O, C16H17N3O.CH3SO3H (methanesulfonate)
Molar mass:267.33 g/mol, 363.43 g/mol (methanesulfonate) [2]
CAS Registry Number:478-94-4
Melting Point:no melting
Boiling Point:no boiling
Flash Point:no data
Solubility:no data
Additionnal data:Freebase decomposes at 242°C. Methanesulfonate decomposes at 232°C
Notes:Freebase aspect : prisms; crystallized from methanol. Methanesulfonate aspect : prisms; crystallized from methanol/acetone
[1]


[top]The dangers of LSA

There are no known deaths caused directly by LSA but rather from self-harm, impaired judgement, and drug combinations.
One known case is a suicide that occurred after ingesting Morning Glory seeds. [2]
Another known death occurred by an individual falling off a building after taking Hawaiian Baby Woodrose seeds, Ethanol, and followed by Cannabis.[3]


[top]Producing LSA



[top]Forms of LSA



[top]Legal status of LSA


LSA is a controlled substance 21 CFR 1308.13

[top]United Nations

[top]USA

Schedule III Drug, Classified as a Depressant.

[top]EU

[top]Germany

Hawaiian Baby Woodrose seeds and plants are not controlled.

[top]United Kingdom

Class A Substance, categorized as a precursor to LSD under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Hawaiian Baby Woodrose and Morning Glory plants are uncontrolled. ( unconfirmed )

[top]Other Countries

[top]Australia

Consumption, sale, and possesion of the chemical is illegal. Consuming LSA containing materials is prohibited under state legislation. It's illegal to import and export Morning Glory seeds and plants, also is illegal to import and export Hawaiian Baby Woodrose seeds.

[top]Canada

Not listed in Canada's Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and is legal to possess, although may be illegal to sell for human consumption. The plants that contain it may also not be controlled. ( unconfirmed )

[top]Hungary

Not legally classified as a drug, consumption of LSA and materials containing it is not prohibited. ( unconfirmed )

[top]Netherlands

Possession, sale, and consumption of the chemical is illegal. The Morning Glory plants and seeds are legal to possess, cultivate, buy, and distribute.

[top]New Zealand

Possession, sale, and consumption of the chemical is illegal. Although Morning Glory seeds and plants are legal to possess, cultivate, buy, and distribute. Seeds have been reported to have been sprayed, also warnings on the packets saying not to consume. ( unconfirmed )

[top]Poland

The chemical's legal status is unknown, although Hawaiian Baby Woodrose and Morning Glory seeds are plants are controlled.

[top]Sweden

The Hawaiian Baby Woodrose plants, seeds, and extracts are uncontrolled.

[top]Brazil

The chemical is controlled but Hawaiian Baby Woodrose and Morning Glory plants are seeds are not.

[top]Italy

Hawaiian Baby Woodrose and Morning Glory seeds are listed as a controlled substance.

[top]Russia

Hawaiian Baby Woodrose plants and seeds are banned.

[top]Belgium

Morning Glory seed packets are sold in stores, but are considered to be officially unfit for human consumption. ( unconfirmed )

[top]Finland

Morning Glory seeds and plants are legal to possess, buy, cultivate, and distribute.

[top]Denmark

Morning Glory seeds and plants are available in health stores and flower shops. ( unconfirmed )

[top]Ireland

Morning Glory seeds and plants are legal to possess, buy, cultivate, and distribute.

[top]Mexico

Morning Glory seeds and plants are legal to possess, buy, cultivate, and distribute.
Extractions may be illegal/controlled. ( unconfirmed )

[top]Romania

Morning Glory seeds are commonly sold in garden stores without legal restrictions.

[top]Serbia & Montenegro

Morning Glory seeds and plants are legal to possess, buy, cultivate, and distribute.

[top]Singapore

Untreated Morning Glory seeds may be sold in greenhouses. ( unconfirmed )

[top]Slovakia

Morning Glory plants and seeds are legal to possess, buy, cultivate, and distribute.


[top]History of LSA





[top]References


Created by Alfa, 30-08-2009 at 15:38
Last edited by Alfa, 16-06-2014 at 18:52
Last comment by Thenextstep on 20-05-2014 at 18:57
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