An article about Cary Grant's fondness of LSD


13 Responses to “An article about Cary Grant's fondness of LSD”

  1. alphagirl says:

    It’s really tragic that drugs like LSD, psilocybin, MDMA and marijuana are categorized as Schedule 1, when so many people could benefit from them in so many ways.

    • Manooshi says:

      @#4: It’s Big Pharma (along with the out-dated, mis-informed, colonized minds on behalf of drug enforcement officers) that want to keep psychedelics inappropriately categorized as “Class 1″ drugs, or whatever the fuck the category is called – despite the positive benefits they’ve been proven to have in being helpful tools for couples’ therapy, PTSD, and cancer patients, etc.

  2. Anonymous says:

    And here’s a LA Weekly article from 1998:

  3. yer_maw says:

    Absolute rubbish. It was sandoz that invented it, therefore novrtis would be selling it to this day if it wasnt for the timothy leary idiotic brand of shamanism.

    • android says:

      rubbish? certainly not. When a corporation invents something that could make many of their bread-winning products stop selling as well, might they not work to have it suppressed or outlawed? Or at least acquiesce and/or remain silent while other forces work to those ends. Seems quite plausible to me. Corporations, by definition, are driven by the profit motive, not by any desire to make better or more useful products. LSD was banned, in my opinion, for reasons similar to those that got the children’s book “Ferdinand” banned — the potential to open minds to “subversive” ideas. Timothy Leary wasn’t to blame.

    • Ambiguity says:

      Absolute rubbish. It was sandoz that invented it, therefore novrtis would be selling it to this day if it wasnt for the timothy leary idiotic brand of shamanism.

      I disagree, strongly. If Tim Leary hadn’t existed, we would have invented him.

      Do you really think that there had been no Leary that LSD would be an accepted drug to this day? You think that culture really plays no role in these things? Do you think that if it hadn’t been for Leary’s butterfly-wings beating over New England, the whole drug-war hurricane never would have gotten going, or do you think the drug war would have just magically not included psychedelics?

      Leary was an influential guy, and I’m sure he influenced the timing of what took place, but if he hadn’t been on the scene, another Leary would have come along eventually. It’s not like he stood apart from the culture he came from: he was actually a pretty accurate representative of it.

  4. Greatmiddlewest says:

    Vice ran a similar article in December 2007. Good stuff!

  5. Tristan Eldtritch says:

    “I learned many things in the quiet of that room … I learned that everything is or becomes its own opposite … You know, we are all unconsciously holding our anus. In one LSD dream … I imagined myself as a giant penis launching off from earth like a spaceship.” – Cary Grant.

    Thats pretty damn funny!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Just a quick clarification here: Nesteroff may not have the history correct. Through the psilocybin experience Leary found psychedelics and exposed them to the scientific community. If it wasn’t for the, however brief, scientific analysis; there wouldn’t be any significant exploration into the drug by anyone of value. The drug would have ended up with heroin status if misused and experimented on by the unprepared minds and exploited like MDMA. And a clarification on yer_mar’s comment but Sandoz was the pharmaceutical company Dr. Hoffman worked for when he invented the product. The company itself was the holder of the patent on the synthetic. Have a good one y’all and feel free to research my statement, God knows I had to.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Please make Kliph Nesteroff a guest blogger. His knowledge of arcane show biz is legendary here in Vancouver.

  8. sing it, baby says:

    As the head himself said, “everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.”

  9. Anonymous says:

    Heh. Slightly off-topic but the recent scandals on mephadrone indicate, to me at least, the stupidity of ‘banning’ drugs. The only reason mephadrone exists is because the tried and tested alternatives (Exctasy) is illegal.

    And as for LSD being illegal, that’s just the stupidest thing ever. Legalise all drugs, make them safe for consumption, take them out of the hands of the criminals. Old news, I know but had to be said.

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