Increasing Number Of Americans Are "Microdosing" On Psychedelics To Enhance Mental Performance

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Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

Whenever an irrational and inhumane law remains on the books far longer than any thinking person would consider appropriate, there’s usually one reason behind it: money.

 

Unsurprisingly, the continued federal prohibition on marijuana and its absurd classification as a Schedule 1 drug is no exception. Thankfully, a recent study published in the journal Health Affairs shows us exactly why pharmaceutical companies are one of the leading voices against medical marijuana. It has nothing to do with healthcare and everything to do with corporate greed.

 

– From last month’s article: The Real Reason Pharma Companies Hate Medical Marijuana (It Works)

This isn’t my typical kind of article. Normally, I’d include something like this in my links post, but as I continued reading this piece it became apparent this is one of the most fascinating things I’ve read all year.

What follows are excepts from the Wired article, Would You Take LSD to Give You a Boost at Work? WIRED Takes a Trip Inside the World of Microdosing. I strongly suggest reading the entire thing.

It’s 7am on a sunny Friday in a shared house in the sleepy San Francisco neighbourhood of Richmond. Flatmates buzz in and out of the kitchen as Lily (not her real name), a publicist for several startups, sits down with cup of tea and a credit-card-sized bag of dried magic mushrooms.

 

The 28-year-old breaks up the caps and stems and places them into a herb grinder. She then scoops the pulverised mixture into empty gel pill capsules, weighing each one on a tiny scale. Once finished, she pops one of the capsules into her mouth and washes its down with PG Tips. She’s now ready to start her working day.

 

“It helps me think more creatively and stay focused,” she says. “I manage my stress with ease and am able to keep my perspective healthy in a way that I was unable to before.”

 

Lily is one of many young professionals in San Francisco and beyond experimenting with “microdosing”: taking small quantities of psychedelic drugs – typically LSD or psilocybin mushrooms – every few days in the hope of improving their performance at work. In small amounts, say, a tenth of a full dose, users don’t experience a consciousness-altering “trip”, but instead report improvements in concentration and problem solving, as well as a reduction in anxiety.

 

Proponents WIRED has spoken to – including software engineers, biologists and mathematicians – say that it induces a “flow state”, aids lateral thinking and encourages more empathetic interpersonal relations.

 

Albert Hoffman, who synthesised lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD’s full title) in 1938, and who took what is considered the first intentional LSD trip in 1943, microdosed throughout the last couple of his decades of his life (he died in 2008). The father of psychedelics, who lived to be 102, found consuming LSD in small amounts clarified his thinking, according to Dr James Fadiman, a long-time friend.

 

A Reddit forum dedicated to the practice has grown its subscriber base from 1,600 at the start of 2015 to almost 7,500 in mid-June 2016. Google search volumes for the term “microdosing” have grown at a similar rate. Although WIRED found no completed clinical studies looking specifically at microdoses, Fadiman has been carrying out his own research by collecting anecdotal reports from volunteers who self-administer the drugs.

 

Fadiman offers guidance to participants on how often to dose and, in return, asks them to keep a journal of observations. He started collecting these reports in 2010, following the advice of friend Albert Hoffman, who described microdosing as the most under-researched area of psychedelics.

 

The high-pressure startup culture of the Bay Area leads many participants to view their bodies and brains as machines to be optimised using all of the tools available – meditation, yoga, Soylent, intermittent fasting, so-called “smart drugs” (including off-label ADHD and narcolepsy meds), microdosed psychedelics and legal nootropics.

 

The trend for using “smart drugs” can be traced back to schools, where Ritalin and Adderall prescriptions are rife, explains Anjan Chatterjee, a professor of neurology at the University of Pennsylvania. Children even at preschool age find themselves in competitive environments with dense schedules of study, tutoring, music lessons and sport.

 

Those who aren’t already prescribed ADHD medication can buy it with ease; a series of surveys suggest that around 20 per cent of US college students have abused prescription stimulants. It’s something Lily, who has been prescribed ADHD medication since she was six, can relate to. At university she would share her prescription with friends seeking help focusing on assignments – something that she continued when she entered the working world. “It’s what fuels not just the tech community but any millennial trying to work really hard and make it,” she says.

 

At the start of her career working in a tech startup, she found Adderall useful. “It helped me launch a company. We went from three cities to over 30 in six months. I felt like a rockstar but I was being an asshole,” she says. Lily started to research microdosing psychedelics after experiencing unpleasant side effects from the amphetamine-based drug. “My heart would be racing when I took it, and when I didn’t I’d experience withdrawal and feel really dumb – like my brain was slowing down.”

 

Even though magic mushrooms and LSD are illegal in many countries, Lily views them as safer than her legal meds. Not only are the doses small and infrequent, she has found no evidence that psychedelics are physically addictive. “I don’t think we’re going to find out that microdosing fucks up your liver,” she says.

 

Lily still takes her ADHD medication, but microdosing magic mushrooms has allowed her to substantially reduce her dose. “In a perfect world I don’t want to take Adderall at all,” she says. Lily’s case highlights how inconsistent policymaking around drugs can be. It’s fine for six-year-olds to be prescribed amphetamines, but it’s illegal for adults to turn on, tune in and drop out.

Well yeah, one of them makes drug companies a lot of money, and the other doesn’t.

As a society, we’re medieval in how we classify substances,” says Woo. “Some compounds are prescription-only, some are readily available, and some are illegal. And the classification is pretty arbitrary if we really dig into their potency, addictive potential and harm risks to self and society.”

As a society, we are medieval in all sorts of ways. The global financial system also comes to mind.

In London, 34-year-old Blake (not his real name) works at a mobile startup as a software developer. He has been microdosing on and off since October 2015. He takes tabs of LSD, also bought on the Dark Net, from an online dispensary known as Nucleus Market for around £5 per tab. He divides each tab into ten, taking one dose in the morning, once or twice a week.

 

“It makes me work in such a focused way,” he says. “It gets your brain out of its regular grooves and helps you snap out of unproductive trains of thought.” It’s part of a range of techniques he uses to optimise his mental prowess, including playing instruments, exercising and brain games. “I try to get as good as I can at everything I do. It’s a natural attribute of many software engineers, especially when it comes to optimising mental activities,” he says.

 

When he was preparing a proposal for his masters thesis he set aside time to take the larger dose and try and visualise ideas. “My mind became a supercomputer. It allowed me to visualise ideas, shuffle them, put them into multiple combinations,” he explains. Alex says that he’s noticed a marked improvement in the feedback from his supervisor, who is none the wiser. “Maybe I could have got to the same result on my own, but it comes faster with the drug.” The benefits aren’t restricted to work, but spill out into the rest of his life. “It makes me more happy and social,” he says.

 

Blake agrees: “I listen to people more, I have an appreciation for simple things, and an inability to eat unhealthy food. Looking at fried stuff can be repulsive.”

Of course, like with everything else in life, moderation is probably an intelligent strategy.

Fadiman’s research revealed other side effects: “Several people reported uncomfortable sweating on dose day, but they continued dosing. And two subjects reported increased anxiety. One person reported more migraines.”

 

Furthermore, we don’t really understand the long-term impact of taking these drugs every few days. David Nichols carried out an experiment in 2011 in which he gave rats doses of 0.08 to 0.16mg/kg of LSD every other day for three months. Over time the animals became aggressive and hyperactive, showing behaviours that resemble psychosis in humans, brought about by changes in the circuitry to the brain.

 

“Using these drugs once a month is one thing. Using them every day, I’m not sure they are innocuous,” Nichols says. “They may bring about subtle behavioural and hormonal changes that we don’t yet fully understand.”

 

Fadiman dismisses this study, arguing that no-one ever takes psychedelics daily for three months and that if individuals don’t feel as though their microdose is beneficial, they should stop. However, drug charities are more cautious. Although there’s currently no evidence that LSD and magic mushrooms do any long-term damage to the body or directly cause long-term psychological damage, in large doses they can lead to unpleasant hallucinations, flashbacks and exacerbate pre-existing mental health problems.

Now here’s where things get really interesting…

The study that has captured the attention of today’s microdosers is one that took place in the summer of 1966, at a research facility in Menlo Park, led by a then 27-year-old Jim Fadiman.

 

The question he set out to answer was whether psychedelic drugs could help solve hard science problems. Volunteers for the study had to be dealing with a problem – something that could be measured, built, proven or manufactured – that they’d been stuck on for at least three months. Twenty-seven men, including engineers, architects, mathematicians, a psychologist and a furniture designer, signed up.

 

Each participant was given 200 milligrams of mescaline – the equivalent of 100 micrograms of LSD – and left to listen to classical music with their eyes closed for a couple of hours while the drug kicked in. Then, they were let loose on their problems.

 

The results were startling. There were breakthroughs or partial solutions to 40 out of the 44 problems the volunteers were collectively grappling with.

 

“It’s hard to estimate how long this problem might have taken without the psychedelic agent,” reported one scientist who took part in the trial. “But it was the type of problem that might have never been solved. It would have taken a great deal of effort and racking of brains to arrive at what seemed to come more easily during the session.”

 

Tangible innovations to emerge shortly after the psychedelic experience include a mathematical theorem for NOR gate circuits; a new design for a vibratory microtome; a space probe experiment to measure solar properties; a technical improvement to the magnetic recorder; a new conceptual model of a photon; and a linear electron accelerator beam-steering device.

 

Research came to a standstill as the US government classified psychedelic drugs as Schedule 1 substances, the most tightly controlled. Nixon’s subsequent war on drugs whipped up moral outrage among the socially conservative. This stigmatised psychedelics, causing funding for research to dry up, leading to a 40-year interruption to scientific advancement in the field.

 

“This is the worst censorship of science in the history of the world… since the dark ages. It’s worse than the Catholic Church banning the telescope in 1616,” says David Nutt, who is widely known in the UK for being sacked from his role as the government’s chief drug advisor in 2009, after claiming ecstasy was safer than horse riding.

The U.S. government. Protecting the American people from creativity and scientific progress. Why am I not surprised.

The article ends by getting to the crux of the issue.

The logistics of researching microdoses are more challenging. With full-dose experiments, human participants are kept in a controlled environment with access to medical professionals and a sitter who stays with them at all times. A study on microdosing would involve, in theory, administering a Schedule 1 drug to volunteers before sending them home – a tough challenge for risk-averse institutional review boards.

 

Compounding the issue is the fact that LSD was discovered so long ago that it’s off-patent. If it were to be commercialised today, it would be a less profitable, generic drug.

 

“A pharma company needs to figure out how to make an obscene profit – that’s what gets their attention. The problem is that these drugs are not addicting and you don’t need to take them very often,” Fadiman says.

If this article isn’t enough to convince you of the monumental stupidity of the failed “war on drugs,” I suggest you read the following:

Federal Judge of 17 Years Repents – Compares Damage Done by “War on Drugs” to Destruction of World War II

The Real Reason Pharma Companies Hate Medical Marijuana (It Works)

How NSA Surveillance Was Birthed from the Drug War – The DEA Tracked Billions of Phone Calls Pre 9/11

Meanwhile, over at the FDA…

NYU Professor Uncovers How the FDA Systematically Covers Up Fraud and Misconduct in Drug Trials

Fraud Alert: FDA Allowed Drugs with Fraudulent Testing to Remain on the Market

The FDA is Caught Spying on its Employees and Creating an “Enemies List”

And you wonder why society is so completely messed up.

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Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Cool dude! If I take two micro doses will I be as smart as Yellen?

Here2Go's picture

I prefer the 'microDOTTING' from about 35 years ago...

NuckingFuts's picture

"furthermore, we really don't understand the long term Impact of taking these drugs every few days"

Ummm..... Speak for yourself. They never followed the Grateful Dead in the 80's, did they?

I would say personally the long term impact was beneficial for myself. although it has been over a decade since I did, I believe the benifits last a lifetime.

wildbad's picture

Hey NF..

I'm sorry to say that your GD reference really hit the mark.

I think that programming totally jammed up any chance authorites ever had at me believing in them.

 

PS: for me th '70s too

JRobby's picture

Hello, why do you think they made it illegal in '66?

Too many enlightened citizens would have seen through all this shit years ago and they would have never gotten as far as they have by now. And they have brought it to the brink.

Miss Black Beauties too. You could get some stuff done!!

More Ammo's picture

Shit, those little white crosses were awesome, a buck a bottle in any convenience store...

SixIsNinE's picture

no kidding - and today they sell that crappy 5-Hr Energy stuff for $3 each.  or a Red Bull for $4

or a Vodka RedBull for $20 in the nice clubs..... Outrageous !

 

 

johngaltfla's picture

Well now, we finally have a rational explanation for the FOMC minutes.

fnord88's picture

"the thing about psychedelic drugs is, they do make you realize that everything you ever learned, is indeed just learned, and not necessarily true" - Bill Hicks

ACES FULL's picture

Any thoughts on DMT ? Read where Joe Rogan uses it on a regular basis.

SixIsNinE's picture

lots of thoughts on dmt but Terence McKenna is the best and now youtube and the psychedelicsalon.com have all his talks for your leisurely perusal and listening pleasure - enjoy !

NuckingFuts's picture

DMT is some serious shit. IMHO way stronger then any of the others, very short duration but complete death of ego. I consider myself quite experienced and adventurous and I will never do it again, even though I extracted a bunch myself and have it. Hyperspace in interstellar overdrive. Can be quite scary if not prepared I saw everything I needed to and then some. Sometimes it's best to know when to say when.

ACES FULL's picture

Rogan said he could feel his sanity slipping away sometimes while using it.

New World Chaos's picture

One of those enlightened citizens was JFK.  Timothy Leary sent one of his female initiates (Mary Pinchot Meyer) to "turn on" JFK, using her pussy as bait. 

http://kennysideshow.blogspot.co.nz/2013/11/jfk-and-lsd.html

He must have had one of those mind-blowing trips in which he opened his Third Eye and saw everything as it truly was.  Shortly thereafter, he was making moves to pull out of Vietnam, break the CIA into a million pieces, put America on a silver standard under the auspices of the Treasury, and talk with Khrushchev about ending the Cold War.  He made his famous conspiracy speech around that time.

Mary told leary "They couldn't control him anymore. He was changing too fast. They've covered everything up. I gotta come see you. I'm afraid. Be careful."  Shortly thereafter, she was murdered.  Shortly thereafter, Kennedy was murdered.  Then the pushback against LSD began in earnest.

Coincidence?  There is no such thing as coincidence.  LSD taught me that.

Around the same time, LSD inspired Ray Nelson to write the sci-fi short story "Eight O'Clock in the Morning", which later became the cult documentary film They Live.  The Hoffman Lens is an obvious reference to LSD.  It allows people to see through the fake reality created by inter-dimensional aliens.

The core ideas for the internet were conceived by hippies at some commune.  They made a strong push for decentralization.  They sold it to the military as a damage control mechanism (acid giggles all around).

The polymerase chain reaction, essential for DNA analysis, was inspired by an acid trip.  Kary Mullis used his Nobel Prize and patent money to retire as a surfer.

Timotly Leary and other acidheads spent their later years researching assorted technologies for the ultimate bugout. 

No wonder the satanists made the stuff illegal.  They are afraid that LSD is some kind of channel for reforming this prison planet or escaping from it (one way or another).  They have to stop us from plugging ourselves into the emergent Cosmic Consciousness, a.k.a. God.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Exactly! Being able to see through the psychopaths' disguises and lies is a dangerous weapon. Truth brings them to their knees, then slays them.

undertow1141's picture

Once some doors open, they never close again.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Once on the path, there is no turning back. You can delay the trip, or sidetrack it, but not for long. God is the hound and you are the hare.

DownWithYogaPants's picture

Problem with LSD is the crap like strychnine they use to lesson the amount of expensive LSD on the paper tab.   Tried once.  Did not like the rictus in the addomen. 

Quality issues people!

11b40's picture

We are all outlaws in the eyes of America__Jefferson Airplane.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGSCKqtLM9c&list=RDOGSCKqtLM9c#t=86

You just needed a better supplier.....or switch to sillypsybon.  We used walk across the road to the cow pasture after a gentle rain and gather all the magic mushrooms we wanted.

The world contains 2 distinct types of people - those who have seen the music, and those who have only heard it.

Between 1965 & '75, my motto was "I'll try anything twice, just to be sure", and I did....at least twice.  By the time I finally got married in '76, all the craziness (well, most of it) was gone, but, man, what a decade that was.  I stayed single and did just about everything that was happening.  Black Beauties helped me work my way through college - both using them and dealing them, but I could see the danger and never got too far out there on anything.  Those SKF Beauies were amazing things, though.  I once read a an American History book in 2 days without sleep, then aced the exam.  There was an essay question, and the professor finally had to take the paper away from me.  She wanted to go home.

Drugs are like anything else.  You can use them, or abuse them.  All things in moderation.

at the rippe old age of 69, I would love to do some micro hits.  It has been over 40 years since my last trip.  My wife of 40 years, who I credit with giving my life direction, had a son when we married.  I started my first business that year, too.  Been too busy since then to think about it, and have zero desire to take one of those 12 hour juorneys again, with a 2-day space cadet hangover, but a micro hit (not micro dot, for those of you familiar) sounds very interesting.  Very interesting, indeed.

And, to those of you who are pure of body, mind, and spirit, and who would never do such things, I say simply that you have no idea what you missed.

Peace, out.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

 

Problem with LSD is the crap like strychnine they use to lesson the amount of expensive LSD on the paper tab.

Urban legend. Even if the blotter tab had been immersed in a concentrated solution of strychnine, it would be below any threshold of activity.

https://www.erowid.org/chemicals/lsd/lsd_myth5.shtml

https://www.erowid.org/chemicals/lsd/lsd_myth2.shtml

SixIsNinE's picture

urban legend, true Shemp  - however Yoga Pants is really referring to quality control - and indeed back in the day there is no doubt there were some wannabe's trying to make something that didn't turn out very well.  

Like wine - there are a million average wines which do the job fine...then there are superb wines which are stunning in their quality - and then at the other end of the spectrum there are wines which you just want to spit it out immediately.

with origins unknown for some unlucky the dubiousness could lead one to wonder if a strychnine shortcut had been attempted ....

 

anyone ever try a windowpane microdot sandwich?       me neither, but it sure sounds mighty tasty :)))

StychoKiller's picture

Strychnine, like LSD is found in morning glory seeds, where do ya think most LSD comes from?

SubjectivObject's picture

The article appears to reflect my experience too.  I'ts been more than 30 years now, but I would down pharma grade in a heartbeat.  That is all I happened to use, and there were zero negative side effects  (save for the discovery that you don't want to try motor cycle driving while on:  the vibrations work disappear your body for you).  I corroborated none of the freakouts others reported, but I was apparently an expert at brain sitting when required.  Once while peaking myself, I talked a beat cop out of his suspisions about the behaviors of my friends, while they stood by shitting their virtual pants.  I remember at the moment irrationally thinking that there was no reason to fear anything, to just remain relaxed and conversant, and when that idea took over me I appeared completley straight for the guy.  An interesting experiment in self psychology.

SixIsNinE's picture

a relatively new friend used to be married to a police officer who was a drug cop in the 70s and she told me how he loved busting "druggies" ... and all the drug cops would have massive alcohol parties at their house - funny when the neighbors would call the cops !  Anyway, he died from drug abuse - tobacco, got throat cancer and died early 60s.

 

Oldwood's picture

I used to be really big into self analysis, but then I got married and now she does it for me!

11b40's picture

Yopu must have been wearing sunglasses, because if you were peaking, your eyes looked like saucers.

New World Chaos's picture

Cops are like demons.  They sense fear.  Feed on it.

I got in a minor accident during an accidental benzo trip (I thought they were allergy pills).  A cop showed up, starting asking questions.  I told him some bullshit about by brakes being a bit squishy, must have stretched the cable against a rock while 4-wheeling.  Just nonchalantly leaning against my truck so I didn't fall over as I lied to the cop's face.  I only got away with it because the drugs removed my fear.  Went on a date and blew it due to being a total zombie.  Ironically, I took the "allergy pills" so as to not be a snot-monster during the date, and took more when they didn't work! 

Afterwards, I drove home in a daze and got divebombed by a Chinese dragon.

P.S. Some fond memories of driving desert highways at midnight, listening to Coast to Coast with some lingering acid effects.

I knew a real character who once drove for hours on 3,000 micrograms.  That's a monstrous dose.  He didn't remember the trip but he made it home with no dents, no body parts in the grill.

Someone else, less wise, assumed that his vision and reflexes would not suffer if he drove on a smallish dose.  He got the idea that he could telepathically change the traffic lights.  It worked.  Then he got the idea that he didn't need to slow down because he could just change the lights at the last minute.  That worked until it didn't.

P.P.S.  Don't do more than about 400 micrograms at a time, give yourself a month to mentally digest it, and watch for dysfunctional thoughts in the interim.  Don't mix with other drugs.  Don't do a big dose if you have recent stresses, possible latent mental illness, paranoid tendencies, or other BS you don't want blowing up in your face.  If it's your first trip, pack for it.  Approach it like a kid approaching Christmas.  Read a bunch of trippy books.  Think of questions you would like to ask God.  Everyone gets one phone call so make yours count, and don't try to chase the experience, or you will go mad trying.  You might as well douse yourself with steak sause and dance naked accross the Lovecraftian savannah.  Some people are very sensitive to psychedelics so take at most 100ug first, to calibrate. 

Better yet, stick to shrooms just to be safe.  You won't get the full experience but shrooms are less likely to fuck you up.  I think everyone should do shrooms at important turning points in their life.

bloofer's picture

Probably the most important thing for your first trip is to take LSD with at least one other person, and those other people should be people you know and like. Your feelings and reactions to others are much magnified when you're on acid. Tripping with someone tends either create lifelong "blood and bone" type bonds--or lifelong distaste. By the time you come down, you will know your companions through and through, as you've never known anyone before in your life. Tripping alone, while it does not induce a "freakout," is frustrating. The person or people who will be your companions also need to be tripping, or they'll fall asleep and you could be left alone.

New World Chaos's picture

Yes, very good advice.  Caught me during an edit.  Needs to be someone who you could trust with your soul, who has some experience tripping, and who is intelligent and empathic. 

If you can't find a suitable person, either put it off or consider a nature trip if it's shrooms.  With acid, leave your keys somewhere hard to get, don't go near any cliffs, take the battery out of your cellphone, and take a shit.  Some basic precautions will reduce paranoia if nothing else. 

Shrooms are kind of naturally antisocial.  Nature trips are generally preferred.  The shrooms will make you want to lie down somewhere and think.

Empty stomachs also preferred all around.

Don't get into heavy tripping if you are near the middle or end of an important degree or project, or near the beginning of an important job.  You might just say Fuck It. 

Some guy was close to finishing a law degree when he ate peyote and settled in for some light reading:  the Book of Revelation.  He ended up in the nuthouse for a while.  Maybe he realized that lawyers are minions of satan, and the stuff did him a favor.  Who knows?

http://www.erowid.org has a massive amount of advice and lore.  Know what you might be getting into.

New World Chaos's picture

More tips:

Bugs on a nature trip can be extremely annoying. 

Streams and moss can be endlessly fascinating. 

Shrooms ain't Bolivian marching powder.  They are pretty much the opposite.  They might knock you out for a waking dream.  Find your spot first. 

SubjectivObject's picture

Absolutely agree on the shrooms, but I am taken with (in-the-wild) bugs.  Cricket noise can be brought inside to help to initiate an out of body experience, and this too without the drug, once one has a clue that/how it can be done.

On one shroom trip, i conversed with a couple a kit skunks that happened by.  They played like kittens in front of me, and moved on when mother called.

In the final analysis, I prefer the trip without other people present.  Barren alpine mountains and deserts are the best.  Without the drug, I find desert flora to be amazing psychedelic: green crystals, as it were.

Avatar Of Failure's picture

I wouldn't treat shrooms lightly. Frankly acid is like candy for me ( ~ 1mg once a month). And I have utmost respect for psilocybes. Acid is forgiving,shrooms - not so. Anyway - YMMV.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

Somehow I think you have used before.

I remember playing my guitar naked in the shower sitting on the floor under the water.

Her ear turned bright orange.

Moreover, the trips lasted long time.

Clearly different afterwards.

11b40's picture

Let me add one of my old LSD rules - do not trip alone unless you have a lot of experience, and it is best to have someone around who is not tripping at all.  This is especially true if there are multiple people  tripping together.  Having some who is straight is much safer.

Casey Jones's picture

Yep. The benefits do last a lifetime. The mind is such an interesting place, it's a real shame that psychedelics have not been allowed to play their rightful role in therapy. They could help so many more people than all of the cursed serotonin reuptake inhibitors inflicted upon mankind. I'm actually encouraged to see this microdosing story. Gives me hope that smart people can workaround bureaucracies that would like to keep these drugs illegal. Make no mistake, the powers that be do not like people dabbling in this stuff. It makes their bullshit too patently obvious.

RaceToTheBottom's picture

The only remaining question I have is all the unintelligent comments on ZH lately caused by stopping or curtailing micro-dosing or an outcome of too much micro-dosing?

I am going to micro-dose to find out....

 

TheEndIsNear's picture

Blue Microdot was my favorite.

E.F. Mutton's picture

Try about 8 oz. of lead-based paint chips for breakfast.  Every day for a month.

OpTwoMistic's picture

US and British gave bennies to special troops during ww2. For VN all I got was a salt tablet. Had to hussle my own stuff.

wildbad's picture

...errr...is today a workday?

More Ammo's picture

They also gave the British troops a bottle of Brandy before they went into battle...