LSD Street Names | Acid, Blotters, & Purple Haze
LSD, or lysergic acid diethylamide, is a psychedelic drug made from a fungus that grows on rye and other grains. It’s usually applied to absorbent paper, such as blotter paper, for a person to place on their tongue.
As a hallucinogen, it makes you hallucinate (see, hear, or feel things that aren’t there). After the drug wears off, you may have flashbacks to the experience.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, LSD isn’t addictive. However, it can cause tolerance (a need for increasingly larger doses to achieve the desired “high”) as well as dangerous side effects such as high blood pressure, increased heart rate, and psychosis.
Like most illicit drugs, LSD is sold on the street under various names.
LSD Street Names
Because LSD is illegal, people who sell and buy it use street names to avoid detection by law enforcement. According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), common street names for LSD include:
- Angels in a Sky
- Bart Simpson
- Battery Acid
- Big D
- Black Acid (LSD mixed with PCP)
- Black Star
- Black Sunshine
- Black Tabs
- Blotter Acid
- Blue Acid
- Blue Barrel
- Blue Chair
- Blue Cheer
- Blue Heaven
- Blue Microdots
- Blue Mist
- Blue Moon
- Blue Sky
- Blue Tabs
- Brown Bomber
- Brown Dots
- California Sunshine
- Cherry Dome
- Chinese Dragons
- Contact Lens
- Crystal Tea
- Dental Floss
- Electric Kool-Aid
- Flat Blues
- Golden Dragon
- Golf Balls
- Grape Parfait
- Green Wedge
- Grey Shields
- Hawaiian Sunshine
- Heavenly Blue
- Instant Zen
- Jesus Christ Acid
- Lime Acid
- Loony Toons
- Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
- Mellow Yellow
- Mighty Quinn
- Mind Detergent
- Mother of God
- Orange Cubes
- Orange Haze
- Orange Micros
- Orange Wedges
- Paper Acid
- Pearly Gates
- Pink Panthers
- Purple Haze
- Purple Hearts
- Sugar Cubes
- Sugar Lumps
- Teddy Bears
- Uncle Sid
- Valley Dolls
- Wedding Bells
- White Dust
- White Fluff
- Window Glass
- Window Pane
- Yellow Dimples
- Yellow Sunshine
How Much Does LSD Cost?
In general, LSD costs between $5 and $20 per hit. One hit usually contains 50 to 150 micrograms of LSD.
The exact price often depends on the availability of LSD in your area. Big cities tend to have higher supplies of LSD, which leads to lower prices. More rural areas tend to have lower supplies and higher prices.
How The Price Of LSD Compares To The Price Of Other Hallucinogenic Drugs
The cost of LSD is similar to the cost of certain other hallucinogenic drugs, namely:
- MDMA (also called ecstasy or molly), which costs $5 to $25 per hit
- phencyclidine (PCP), which costs $5 to $10 per hit
- gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB), which costs $5 to $25 per hit
However, other hallucinogenic drugs are more expensive than LSD. These include:
- psilocybin mushrooms (also called magic mushrooms or shrooms), which cost $20 to $40 per hit
- peyote (also called mescaline or cactus), which costs $100 per gram
- ketamine (also called Special K), which costs $60 to $100 per gram
Peyote and ketamine are particularly expensive because they’re harder to find.
How The Price Of LSD Compares To The Price Of Other Drugs
Many non-hallucinogenic drugs cost the same or less than LSD. For instance, the benzodiazepine Xanax costs about $5 per pill, while the amphetamine Adderall costs between $5 and $20 per pill.
Other non-hallucinogenic drugs are much more expensive than LSD. For example, the opioids oxycodone and fentanyl can each cost $40 per pill, and methamphetamine can cost $80 per gram.
If you or a loved one struggles with LSD use, please reach out to an Ark Behavioral Health specialist. Our substance abuse treatment services include medical detox, mental health counseling, support groups, and more.
Written by Ark Behavioral Health Editorial Team
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This page does not provide medical advice.
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) - Drug Fact Sheet: LSD
DEA Intelligence Report - Slang Terms and Code Words: A Reference for Law Enforcement Personnel
National Institute on Drug Abuse - Hallucinogens DrugFacts
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