Who’s Been Passing Out the Drugs?

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It’s mid July. Time for the garden to go crazy. What was the big deal with the LSD craze in the 1950s and 60s?

During a 15-year period beginning in 1950, research on LSD and other hallucinogens generated over 1000 scientific papers, several dozen books, and 6 international conferences, and LSD was prescribed as treatment to over 40,000 patients (History of lysergic acid diethylamide).

All you have to do to get your mind blown is lie down between rows of towering corn laced with pumpkin and bean vines. There’s enough color and fantastical shapes and crawling creatures to entertain you all day. Pea and bean blossoms tantalize with their exquisite whites and sensual folds. Arugula blossoms become swarms of butterflies in the breeze. Purple splashed magentaspreen seduces with its deep purples.

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Nothing compares to the crazy poppies. Is it any wonder that the Summerians figured out more than 5,000 years ago that this was the joy plant?

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