Michael Pollan: Why I started taking LSD and what it helped me to do

Are psychedelic drugs, like youth, wasted on the young? Could middle age be the ideal time to try some consciousness expanding – to “shake the snow globe” as one neuroscientist puts it.

Michael Pollan was approaching 60 when he took LSD for the first time. Best known for his critiques of the American food industry and named one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time magazine, he had started on a new book about the therapeutic value of psychedelics and thought a spot of gonzo journalism was in order. Read the article here.