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“ALD-52, also known as 1-acetyl-LSD, is a chemical analogue of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). It was originally discovered by Albert Hofmann but was not widely studied until the rise in popularity of psychedelics in the 1960s.” – Wikipedia
re: Orange Sunshine LSD actually being ALD-52 ~ posted by original chemist Tim Scully himself…
“The Orange Sunshine we delivered was LSD 25. ALD 52 was an ill-advised desperate defense strategy that failed miserably. I recommend that anyone who is guilty should stay off the witness stand; I wish I had followed that advice.
The story of Orange Sunshine is complicated by the fact that The Brotherhood distributed LSD from more than one manufacturer as Orange Sunshine. Nick and I made the original Orange Sunshine in Windsor. That was the last lab I worked in making LSD. Ron Stark managed several LSD labs in Europe and most of his output was tableted and sold as Orange Sunshine. At least some of the LSD that his labs made was not pure.
I believe what it would be very difficult to design a good experiment to compare the influence that different batches of LSD have on the quality of trip that people have since there are so many other factors that also influence the trip. At the 1966 Point Richmond lab Owsley, Don Douglas, Melissa and I divided a 10 g batch of pure crystalline LSD into 5 equal piles. These were dyed different colors and buffed (diluted) with lactose and calcium phosphate to make powder suitable for tablet triturates. The five different colors of tablets that result were identical except for color. But soon after they hit the street, stories were flying around the San Francisco drug scene: one color was said to be very laid-back, another was rumored to have speed in it, and one was said to be far more spiritual than another.” [source]