Home > Documentaries > Chemist Alexander Shulgin and MDMA

Chemist Alexander Shulgin and MDMA

I found a great documentary on chemists who “break bad.”  Any drug on the street or on the shelf has been made by a chemist of some sort.  This docu is on the “discoverer” of the drug MDMA.

http://www.gsmovies.com/movie.php?id=15430

There is alot of discussion on consciousness and psychedelic drugs in this movie.  What’s interesting for us is his method.  Shulgin was given carte blanche by Dow Chemical when he was producing new molecules that sold.  Eventually this changed.

After he began dabbling in psychedelics, he became a pariah in the chemistry community and had to keep his own lab.  Though it is ugly and untidy, I would bet his lab is more productive than many cleaner and larger industrial/government labs.

This movie is an interesting portrayal of one of the best chemists of the last century.  Genius has its own ideas.  The lesson is: don’t be afraid to do things your own way.

Advertisements
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: