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How Much Does LSD Cost? (The Street Prices)

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How Much Does LSD Cost?

LSD is an illegal drug, more commonly known as acid. You’ll find this drug offered on the streets for a wide range of prices. Generally, LSD is available for as little as $5 per gram up to $200 per gram. Factors affecting this vast disparity in drug prices vary as well.

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What Are the Street Prices for LSD?

What are the street prices for LSD, you might ask? The answer is far from simple. That’s partly because the availability of LSD can fluctuate drastically, which influences prices. Prices can also be affected by:

  • Your location
  • Quantity
  • Purity

A single dose of acid (or a single hit of LSD) might only cost you $5, or you could pay as much as $20. 

How Much Do Regular Users Pay for LSD?

LSD is available in several forms. A single dose or hit of LSD typically comes as 80 micrograms, but some can be as high as 180 micrograms. While tabs are most common, many variations exist and can affect the cost of the product.

LSD Tabs, Microdots, Sugar Cubes

You can purchase LSD placed as drops on blotter paper. These little squares, called tabs, are placed under the tongue to get the desired effects. LSD can also be placed in small tablets, gelatin, sugar cubes, and other edibles. 

  • $5 to $20 per single LSD tab
  • $2 to $10 per single LSD microdot (80-100 micrograms)
  • $15 to $30 per single LSD sugar cube 

LSD Sheets

Sheets are simply a piece of acid-soaked blotter paper that you can buy in bulk. Each sheet usually contains 100 squares or tabs. You can also get full sheets with 900 tabs.

  • $500 to $1,000 per sheet (100 tabs of LSD)
  • $2,500 to $6,000 per full sheet (900 tabs of LSD)

LSD Vials

You can also purchase acid as a liquid LSD. The liquid form is stored in a vial that contains about 100 doses of LSD.

  • $200 to $500 per vial (100 doses of LSD)

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What Factors Influence the Price of LSD?

Many factors influence the cost of LSD. 

  • LSD production and selling location
  • LSD purity and potency
  • LSD availability

While this synthetic drug is widely available, manufacturing is limited. That’s because the process is complicated and involves sourcing rare ingredients. In turn, prices can fluctuate widely.

What Does LSD Cost in Other Countries?

While LSD is illegal in many countries, you can find it around the world. Prices vary just as they do in the U.S. Following is a small sample of the price of LSD in other countries. Currency exchange rates change daily, but you can check the rate with a currency calculator.

  • Australia: 7.00-50.00 AUS per tablet
  • Chile: 15,000.00-25,000.00 CHL per dose 
  • Columbia: 40,700.00 COL per dose 
  • European Countries: 5–11 EUR per dose 
  • Israel: 60.00-100.00 ISR per unit
  • Republic of Korea: 21,400.00 KOR per tablet
  • Morocco: 10.00-20.00 MAR per wholesale unit 
  • New Zealand: 20.00-50.00 NZL per unit
  • South Africa: 70.00-150.00 ZAF per unit 

What Is the Trend for People Searching for LSD?

Based on Google search trends for the term “LSD,” many people have been searching for information on acid. In 2004, popularity stood at 88, and then the popularity increased and peaked at 100 in 2016 and 2017. However, the number of searches dropped to 64 in 2022 and 59 in 2023 (based on partial data).

The highest number of searches for LSD comes from western states. Many of these states have legalized or decriminalized other drugs, such as cannabis and psilocybin mushrooms:

  • Colorado
  • Vermont
  • Utah
  • Oregon
  • Washington

What Is Acid?

Acid (LSD) is categorized as a Schedule I drug by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). It’s considered a hallucinogen or psychedelic drug. LSD stands for lysergic acid diethylamide (or lysergide), the active ingredient that causes the hallucinatory effects.

According to the National Library of Medicine (NLM), a chemist, Dr. Albert Hofmann, accidentally discovered lysergide in 1943 while researching other drugs. This substance is synthesized from a fungus (Claviceps purpurea) that contaminates grains, rye, and flour.

There are two kinds of hallucinogens, based on a fact sheet published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): classic hallucinogens (e.g., LSD) and dissociative drugs (e.g., PCP or angel dust).

Both cause hallucinations or feeling and seeing things that aren’t real, but dissociative drugs can make you feel out of control or disconnected from your body and surroundings. 

Classic hallucinogens include:

  • LSD – found in fungi
  • Psilocybin (“shrooms” or “magic mushrooms”) – found in mushrooms
  • Peyote (mescaline) – found in cacti
  • DMT (N,N-dimethyltryptamine) – found in Amazonian plants
  • 251-NBOMe – a synthetic drug similar to LSD and MDMA (ecstasy or Molly)

In the past, LSD was used for non-FDA medical purposes to treat various depressive disorders, including:

However, the drug was found to cause too many adverse effects. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), LSD has no currently acceptable medical use and has a high potential for abuse.

In addition to acid, other street names commonly used for LSD include blotter acid, microdots, mellow yellow, and window pane.

Is LSD Addictive?

Unlike other highly addictive drugs, acid isn’t considered habit-forming. However, with any illicit drug, there’s always the chance of you or someone else abusing the drug. In fact, the rising popularity of acid has been a concern, especially for teenage use. More than 8% of high school students have tried LSD. All told, as many as 20 million Americans aged 12 and older have used acid at least once. 

LSD produces a range of physical and mental effects, mainly short-term, but long-term effects may occur as well. Acid is most notable for its potential to cause a “bad trip.”

When this happens, the user experiences prolonged adverse effects. Some people have terrifying hallucinations. Taking LSD in high doses doesn’t guarantee a good or bad trip, so it should never be abused as such.

As you can see from the high-end cost of LSD, regular usage can be expensive. Aside from costs, when you take acid with alcohol and other drugs, it compounds the potential of experiencing physical and mental side effects. The impact of illicit drug abuse can range from short-term to long-term and even life-threatening. 

Take the First Step Now

Like all illicit drugs, LSD use poses potential physical and mental health risks. If you’re researching pricing for LSD, you could be looking for available products on the street. Or perhaps you’re looking for bargain prices.

But remember — buyer beware — you get what you pay for and possibly more, such as LSD laced with methamphetamine or fentanyl, a deadly drug that has killed hundreds of thousands of people. Rather than evaluating purchasing options, consider getting help for any drug addiction you may have.

Help is just a phone call or message away when you need treatment for substance use disorder. We have programs that can be tailored to your needs and help you lead a sober life. Reach out to a compassionate, understanding specialist at Zinnia Health today. Our helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at (855) 430-9439

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