Originally posted by metal_dave
it was the guy who runs my door supervisors course, who spent 18 years on drugs squad.
he reckons it works something like this:
when you take acid, something like one thousanth of a ml is enough to give you a trip. the brain uses enough as is necessary to make you trip, then, stores the rest randomly somewhere in your head. where eventually it will re-surface and cause another trip.
now, i'm not gonna pretend i know much about acid (or drugs in general), and no offence to you guys, you sure know more than me. but if someone who spent 20 odd years on the drugs squad, and studied drugs in depth, scientifically, tells me something, i'm pretty much gonna believe it.
utter utter bollocks. if that was the case, then it wouldn't make any differnce how much you took, you'd always have the same trip, and if you took a lot, you'd have the same trip, and a load of flashbacks some point later. let me assure you that if you take a large dose, you get a more intense trip.
secondly, he is a POLICEMAN. his drugs knowledge comes from his training, what the police, who hate drugs, have told him. he is not a scientist, he has not studied drugs scientifically. don't tell me you've never met a policeman that talked utter shit. people love to tell stories, run their mouths, look clever.. just because he spent 20 years busting the houses he was told to and chasing dealers, doesn't mean he knows anything about the drugs himself. maybe he does, but not necessarily.
now I'm not claiming I know everything about drugs either, but when I read up on them, I find sources that in my opinion are not biased in any way. I don't listen to policemen or government information, nor do I listen to pro-drugs websites by whacked out hippies. I like to search for papers on independent medical research, run by doctors and scientists. they're a bit harder to read but they don't have an agenda they're trying to impose on you.
i believe a scientist who has scientifically conducted studies on the metabolism of LSD in the body more than some policeman who's been told in his training "this is how it works".
your brain is not capable of "storing" things like that. if it is in your brain, it is affecting it, it doesn't have some little holding area to store drugs in that is immune to their effects. that's ridiculous. think about it logically. THINK about it. it's just patently ridiculous. "ooh, he's taken some acid, tell you what I'll do, I'll just absorb enough to make me trip, and I'll stick the rest in the corner for later." RIDICULOUS.
please don't think I'm trying to change your mind or talk you into taking acid, because I'm not. nor am I trying to have a row with you. but all these stupid urban legends and "facts" about drugs are illustrating the point of this thread perfectly.