This classic now in its third edition covers all the best methods
used to make LSD. The emphasis is upon natural sources of lysergic
acid such as wild ergot, morning glory seeds or woodrose seeds, but
extraction of ergotamine migraine medicines are also detailed. Once
the lysergic acid has been procured from these sources, the text
moves on to detailed descriptions of the methods used to convert
lysergic acid to LSD. The text does not stop there! It also gives
detailed information on the chemicals used to make LSD in
combination with lysergic acid, and what ordinary uses they have.
The book also covers solvent management since extraction of
lysergic acid from natural sources entails the use of a
considerable amount of solvents. To further entertain the reader, a
section is devoted to the production of TMA-2 from calamus oil, and
MDMA or MDA from sassafras oil. A still further section is devoted
to keeping out of trouble.