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October 30, 1967

Do It Yourself Hallucinogens

Author Affiliations

Spring Valley, Calif

JAMA. 1967;202(5):441-442. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130180107030

To the Editor:—  I think that there is a sufficient amount of question in the letter of John C. Kramer, MD (201:892, 1967) to merit clarification. At the time of my previous communication, "Do It Yourself Hallucinogens," I was aware of the amendment to the California Health and Safety Code which Dr. Kramer refers to. Any California restriction of diethyltryptamine (DET) depends upon the fine point of judgment as to whether DET is a "salt" of dimethyltryptamine (DMT). As Dr. Kramer says, this provision "might be interpreted as restricting DET as well." It also might be interpreted as not restricting DET.As to the mode of administration, if one were to add DMT or DET to a marijuana cigarette, it would be extremely difficult to allocate the psychic effects to the individual drugs. As far as adding DMT or DET to tobacco, the effect would likely parallel that of