Albert Hoffman, the Swiss scientist who invented LSD, died April 29. He called LSD "medicine for the soul" and was frustrated by the prohibition that pushed it underground after having been used successfully in psychoanalysis. He felt the drug had been unfairly demonized, but conceded LSD could be dangerous (as anything can be). Hoffman changed the face of humanity by creating a new mode of thinking and new perceptions. He stretched open our third eye. Unfortunately, those who fear the unknown and revelations through use of psychedelics gave that eye a giant poke.
LSD, psilocybian (psychedelic mushrooms) and DMT rewrite the social operating system, leading to the most counterproductive thing the establishment can imagine -- free thinking individuals with their own sense of self, humanity and morality.
LSD has led many to things we have lost as a society. Ancient gifts of the shamans. Where is it going from here? I don't know, and we may never know as long as shortsightedness and a limited morality drive decisions in Washington and forever guide our paths.