LSD tests conducted on unwilling and powerless victims including prostitutes and drug addicts by the CIA in the United States.
United States USA Date:1979, July 10 Duration:7 min 41 sec Sound:Yes
A documentary depicts administration of LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide ) by the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency). A remote mountain area in Southern Mexico. A view of a hand holding a mushroom. A part time chemist for CIA, Dr. James Moore. A mushroom expert is asked to get a magic mushroom and turn it into a drug. He talks about how they got the mushroom. Local shaman or magical priests perform rituals. Dr. James helps CIA in producing new chemicals. Dr. James along with Wilson went to Mexico to get the mushroom. Mexicans prepare food. News correspondent Paul Atmeyer questions Dr. James about the kind of mushroom they are looking for and the effects of the drug. Testing of the drug. A statement of the CIA officers who worked on the experiments describes how the decision was made. The decisions was made and tests conducted on unwilling and powerless victims including prostitutes and illegal drug addicts. CIA took help of a high ranking narcotics official George White. Charles Siragusa, a former narcotics officer, talks about White. Traffic on streets. Safe houses set up by White for CIA in Greenwich Village, New York. Night time views of neon signs for cocktail lounges and clubs. Exterior of a Motel Hotel in San Fransisco and a view of San Fransisco bay from an apartment. The former CIA official who worked in the safe houses studies sexual behavior and how it is used to manipulate people. Cars and prostitutes on a street. Effects of LSD. LSD research is done in American Universities. LSD researcher Dr. Timothy Leary talks about the consciousness movement in the 60s.
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