Dr. Weeks’ Comment: 60 years ago, my friend and mentor Dr. Abram Hoffer, PhD, MD was using LSD therapeutically (and legally) for a variety of psychiatric illnesses. His revolutionary book The Hallucinogens written in 1967 offered compelling scientific rationale and clinical stories about the therapeutic aspect of LSD.
In America, if something is good, people tend to think more is better. Not so with LSD (By the way, only Mae West could say “Too much of a good thing is wonderful.”)
But today we parents see a trend in our healthy and high-performance college-age kids using Nootropics (smart drugs or supplements which enhance cognition) such as ADHD drugs (Adderall) and anti-sleep drugs Modafinal (to keep enhance alertness) and of course caffeine is the most common go to nootropic drug – but since coffee is the most pesticides food Americans eat, you need to choose organic and non-GMO coffee. But here we see in the following article, that young competitive business executives are “micro-dosing” LSD. While illegal, it seems to be safe and effective.
Let’s call him “Ken.” Ken is 25, has a master’s degree from Stanford and works for a tech startup in San Francisco, doing a little bit of everything: hardware and software design, sales and business development. Recently, he has discovered a new way to enhance his productivity and creativity, and it’s not Five Hour Energy or meditation.
A microdose is about a tenth of the normal dose – around 10 micrograms of LSD, or 0.2-0.5 grams of mushrooms. The dose is subperceptual – enough, says Rick Doblin, founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, “to feel a little bit of energy lift, a little bit of insight, but not so much that you are tripping.”
At a conference on psychedelic research in 2011, James Fadiman, author of The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide, introduced microdosing to the popular discourse when he presented the results of survey data he had collected from self-reporting experimenters. Ever since, he says, the number of people describing their experiences – or asking for advice – has been on a steady rise.
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AND, for an excellent updated summary of Nootropics, read Jackie Edwards’ recently offered summary article CLICK HERE
WeeksMD urges you to Act legallyl but Vote wisely.