View Full Version : Creator of MDMA dead at 88


fuzzyroes
06-06-2014, 07:48 PM
Mdma's sweet

fuzzyroes
06-06-2014, 07:49 PM
http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/godfather-of-ecstasy-alexander-shulgin-dead-at-88-20140603

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Pharmacologist and "godfather of ecstasy" Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin died Monday evening after a battle with liver cancer, The Independent reports. He was 88.

In a note on Facebook, Shulgin's wife, Ann, wrote: "Sasha died today, at exactly 5 o'clock in the afternoon. He was surrounded by family and caretakers and Buddhist meditation music, and his going was graceful, with almost no struggle at all."

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Shulgin famously synthesized MDMA, ecstasy's purest form, in 1976, and initially passed it on to his therapist friend, Leo Zeff. As The New York Times reported in an expansive 2005 profile on Shulgin, MDMA garnered the reputation as a miracle drug in many therapeutic circles, helping patients quickly achieve breakthroughs that otherwise would have taken years.

Shulgin began his career with Dow Chemicals, creating his first psychoactive molecule there, an amphetamine that wasn't as strong as LSD and was eventually sold by biker gangs in New York. When Dow discovered the origin of the chemical, their relationship with Shulgin deteriorated, and the scientist left, setting up his own lab in Berkeley, California in 1965 where he could research psychedelics.

According to Times story, by his own estimate Shulgin created over 200 psychedelic compounds, often testing them on himself, his wife and their friends. The profile also quotes a passage Shulgin wrote after his first experience with psychoactives, kickstarting the pharmacologist's long, strange trip:

"I understood that our entire universe is contained in the mind and the spirit. We may choose not to find access to it, we may even deny its existence, but it is indeed there inside us, and there are chemicals that can catalyze its availability."


Seems like a hell of a guy, I only wish that I was in his inner circle. God bless him

fuzzyroes
06-06-2014, 07:52 PM
I love how the photo still showed them both looking absolutely content and likely high as kites

Trotskilicious
06-06-2014, 08:11 PM
i'm glad he's dead

rest in piss

Trotskilicious
06-06-2014, 08:12 PM
(in b4 order 66)

Order 66
06-06-2014, 08:13 PM
he died because he was stupid

fuzzyroes
06-06-2014, 08:14 PM
i'm glad he's dead

rest in piss

Why? MDMA's the best drug out there. The guy was actually out there trying to create drugs that could better the human-kind.

Order 66
06-06-2014, 08:17 PM
so it's good he hooked people on drugs?

fuzzyroes
06-06-2014, 08:20 PM
Mdma's not really addicting in the same way that blow or the heavier drugs are. It's a powerful tool/drug and it's meant to be taken with caution and respect. If you go overboard with it and get addicted that's pretty much your own fault.

It's the same thing with Pot. Pot is great and has lots of values that can benefit your life, but if you wanna smoke it 24/7 and become a retard- that's your own fault.

Trotskilicious
06-06-2014, 08:21 PM
it was probably nba refs and lebron james that killed him

The exploding boy
06-06-2014, 08:22 PM
"I understood that our entire universe is contained in the mind and the spirit. We may choose not to find access to it, we may even deny its existence, but it is indeed there inside us, and there are chemicals that can catalyze its availability."



right

Sonic Johnny
06-06-2014, 08:23 PM
I never got to thank him for that feeling of desperately wanting to die I'm presently experiencing.

Order 66
06-06-2014, 08:25 PM
i don't do drugs. but i remember as a kid in the playground when some black guy in a trenchcoat came up asking me if i wanted to "fly" with mdma.. i was like, no thank you. that's not me

Trotskilicious
06-06-2014, 08:26 PM
The guy was actually out there trying to create drugs that could better the human-kind.

what the fuck are you talking about

serious question, do you have a learning disability?

fuzzyroes
06-06-2014, 08:38 PM
I don't think so. But I believe that the guy who created MDMA has to have some sort of appreciation. It's a hell of a drug and much more useful than any other street drug out there. Yes, It's dangerous. But when used responsibly, can be fucking awesome.

Order 66
06-06-2014, 08:42 PM
but it leads to other drugs, like cough medicine. i knew a guy who did a bunch of mdma and he was like OMG I GOT TO GET FUCKED UP and he chugged a bunch of claritin and hung himself

Trotskilicious
06-06-2014, 09:28 PM
yeah one time i saw this guy do mma and then he died

Trotskilicious
06-06-2014, 09:29 PM
It's a hell of a drug and much more useful than any other street drug out there.

how??????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????

scottytheoneand
06-06-2014, 10:18 PM
Waste of thread

Trotskilicious
06-06-2014, 10:24 PM
i just can't believe this fuckin guy sometimes

toase
06-06-2014, 10:48 PM
Hofmann outlived him...

Elphenor
06-06-2014, 10:58 PM
I can't believe he lived to 88

redbreegull
06-07-2014, 12:18 PM
how??????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????

there are supposedly a bunch of possible psychological uses for mdma as an anti-depressant and other shit


there's much more evidence that mushrooms are good for your mind though. also I'm pretty sure if you do too much mdma it will mess up your head

The exploding boy
06-07-2014, 12:27 PM
If you do too much life it'll mess with your head


<---case in point

Trotskilicious
06-07-2014, 02:36 PM
i believe that shrooms are good for you since they come out of the urf

Order 66
06-07-2014, 02:45 PM
i think theyre good coz theyre shaped like a DICK

killtrocity
06-07-2014, 02:52 PM
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