Biography/Memoir

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

Pollan tells me that approval is now on the horizon for the use of psychedelics in a therapeutic setting. A company in Britain has raised $US34 million ($46 million) for a large-scale trial using psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression that they plan to offer to Britain’s National Health Service. “So not just a little boutique for the wealthy,” he notes.

Pollan himself has prospered from his underground psychedelic journeys: could these drugs be legally available to all of us one day? He nods: “People who seek psychotherapy or are unhappy have access to psychiatric drugs such as anti-depressants, I could imagine a time when they have access to psychedelics too. I can also imagine the existence of mental health spas, with doctors on hand to screen for suitability, offering a guided psychedelic experience. “That doesn’t seem far-fetched to me any more.”

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