Economic and Social Council


1464th Plenary Meeting
16 May 1967

1967/1197(XLII).LSD and similar substances*/


The Economic and Social Council,

Noting with deep concern the increasing abuse of LSD (LSD-25, lysergic acid diethylamide, lysergide),

Recognizing the grave danger of this abuse to health and safety with respect to both the individual and society,

1. Requests Governments to take immediate action to control strictly the import, export and production of LSD and substances producing similar ill effects either immediately or readily by conversion, and to place the distribution of these substances under the supervision of competent authorities;

2. Recommends that the use of these substances be restricted to use for scientific research and medical purposes and that they be administered only under very close and continuous medical supervision;

3. Condemns all other usage of such substances and urges Governments to take all steps to prevent it.

1464th plenary meeting,
16 May 1967

*/ Adopted as recommended by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in its resolution 2(XXI) (E/4294-E/CN.7/501, para. 305 and chap. X draft resolution C).