In 2017, it came to light that the infamous “Orange Sunshine” variety of LSD that was widely available in California through 1968 and 1969 was not ALD-52 as it was long held by the hippie generation and that “Orange Sunshine” was just a very well made batch of 250 microgram per unit batch of LSD. The notorious psychedelic chemist it was attributed to, Nick Sands, confirmed that the claim of synthesizing the unscheduled drug ALD-52 and selling it as LSD was completely fabricated for his and Tim Scully’s court case to argue that they were not guilty of selling LSD.
1A-LSD (ALD-52) Blotter 100mcg
If you are reading this page, that means you love classics and you want to know what had happened in the 60’s when the “orange sunshine” flooded America. As you can see we are talking about non-hydrolyzing in atmospheric conditions lysergamides – 1A-LSD, which is equivalented to ALD-52 – the “orange sunshine”.
1-Acetyl-N,N-diethyllysergamide (also known as ALD-52, 1-Acetyl-LSD, 1A-LSD, 1A-LAD, and mistakenly as Orange Sunshine) is a novel synthetic psychedelic of the lysergamide chemical class that produces “classical psychedelic” effects reported to be virtually indistinguishable from those of LSD when administered. It is a closely related structural analog and a suspected prodrug of LSD, meaning it is inactive until it enters the body and is converted into LSD.
ALD-52 was originally discovered by Albert Hofmann in his study of LSD analogs, but it did not enter mainstream awareness until psychedelics came to occupy a central role in the 1960s Western youth counterculture. ALD-52 gained public notoriety when it supposedly distributed in the 1960s as LSD under the now-famous name “Orange Sunshine.” This was later disproven.