Although virtually all illicit drugs in use today have been available for many decades-Havelock Ellis experimented with and then recounted his use of psychedelics in Godey's Ladies Book in 1898-most people date the Drug Revolution from 1962.
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Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/nlr/vol11/iss3/3