April 16, 1943: Today In Psychedelic History

April 16, 1943: Today In Psychedelic History

On April 16th, 1943, Dr. Albert Hofmann revisited LSD-25, a psychedelic compound he'd first discovered on November 16, 1938.

Three days later on April 19, 1943, Hofmann discovered the full effects of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide by being the first person to intentionally ingest the substance. He took what he thought to be a minuscule dose: 250 micrograms. April 19th is now known as "Bicycle Day" because Hofmann began to feel the rapidly intensifying effects of LSD as he pedaled his bicycle home from his lab, experiencing the world's first real LSD trip.

Please join us with Alex and Allyson Grey and the EC Presents crew in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New Orleans for a special 75th Anniversary Bicycle Day Tour. 

75th Anniversary Bicycle Day Tour

We will also be releasing many special new signed and numbered editions for the occasion, including new prints by Alex & Allyson Grey and acclaimed poster artist Emek.  

Keep an eye on our 75th Anniversary Print Release collection where promptly at 9 AM PST on April 19th, we'll be releasing many new 75th Anniversary items, including a new never-before-seen Alex Grey image made specifically for the 75th Anniversary. 

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