Full disclosure: I was a hippy dippy kind of guy in the 60's and 70s, and dropped LSD countless times.
I stopped after coming back from Vietnam in 1970.
I read a fascinating report about LSD's medical use in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs yesterday.
In it, there was a story about a 46-year-old woman who snorted a staggering 550 times the normal recreational dose of LSD and not only survived, but found that the foot pain she had suffered from since her 20s was dramatically reduced!
I remember dropping acid with some people who freaked out with just one dose. It's hard for me to imagine that the 46-year-old woman in the report didn't turn into a complete vegetable.
I guess that's how little I, and science, knows about all of the effects of LSD. Even after all of these years (first discovered in 1938 by Albert Hoffman).
I discovered that there's a resurgence of research in the use of psychedelic substances for treatment of conditions such as addiction, PTSD, depression, and anxiety.
Despite the fact that psychedelics are illegal, the last decade has seen an explosion of research, with results so intriguing that governments are greenlighting studies around the world.
I'm turning 70 this year, and I'm a lot more cautious than I was back in the day. But, I never had a bad trip.
Maybe it's time to drop LSD again. I've got this bad knee...
Time for me to walk on down the road...