Sunday, January 22, 2017

Microdosing Lysergic acid Diethylamide (LSD) by Mason Jones

Microdosing or (Micro-dosing) is the technique of studying the behavior of drugs in humans through the administration of doses so low (“sub-therapeutic”) they are unlikely to produce whole body effects, but high enough to allow the cellular response to be studied. The idea that taking an illegal drug could bring long term and short term positive benefits is a concept that few people may be able to grasp.  As society’s opinion on drug use has started to shift as of recent, many new studies are being conducted, with results that many never expected, specifically regarding the drug LSD. Discovered in 1938, LSD or Lysergic acid Diethylamide is a potent hallucinogen that can dramatically alter your thoughts and perception of reality. As it was banned by the 1960’s by the Food & Drug administration, it has been hard to conduct and research on its positive applications, but this hasn't stopped investigations all together. Dr. James Fadiman has dedicated most of his life to researching the drug and has come forward with very positive research. Fadiman is researching the effects of micro dosing the drug, and he has found out that it has led to an improved mood, enhanced focus, productivity and creativity, and even relief from depression. LSD is still considered a schedule one drug by the DEA, so that brings up the question-- with the positive results it has provided some people, do you think the ban should be lifted and the drug be implemented into treatment plans? Or do you think that the government got it right when they banned the substance over 50 years ago?
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