Channel 4 News anchor Jon Snow has described his experiences taking LSD as a 22-year-old.
Snow made the drugs revelation hours before Channel 4 aired its controversial show Drugs Live: The Ecstasy Trial, in which volunteers took MDMA, the pure form of ecstasy, as part of a “ground-breaking scientific study”.
He recalled how someone spiked a “delicious strawberry flan with LSD” at a party in Oxford on his Channel 4 blog yesterday.
After taking the drug, Snow and five friends later attempted to drive back to London on the M40.
Almost immediately I seemed to be being assaulted by the white lines, flashing into my head. Then as I approached the first bridge over the road I became convinced that the car was too big to pass through it. I pulled over to the hard shoulder.
The one person, who proved not to have eaten of the flan, took over the driving. By the time we reached my flat above the drug dependents’ day centre where I worked, I was all over the place. We had deliberated on the journey and concluded that we were on a trip in which our tyres did not connect with any road surface.
I poured out glasses of orange juice and put Jaques Loussier on the turntable. The awfulness began to subside into something more pleasurable. When the music stopped the tireless trudge began again. .. so the music resumed. The next morning as I descended to work I concluded that I had finally joined the vulnerable young people I was supposed to be counseling.