Silicon Valley on Drugs

Never mind marijuana use in the technology industry, the new business “trip” is to drop a tab of LSD. Andrew Leonard of RollingStone Magazine explains:

Let’s call him “Ken.” Ken is 25, has a master’s degree from Stanford and works for a tech startup in San Francisco, doing a little bit of everything: hardware and software design, sales and business development. Recently, he has discovered a new way to enhance his productivity and creativity, and it’s not Five Hour Energy or meditation.

Ken is one of a growing number of professionals who enjoy taking “microdoses” of psychedelics – in his free time and, occasionally, at the office. “I had an epic time,” he says at the end of one such day. “I was making a lot of sales, talking to a lot of people, finding solutions to their technical problems.”

A microdose is about a tenth of the normal dose – around 10 micrograms of LSD, or 0.2-0.5 grams of mushrooms. And this can make all of the difference. For example, microdosing something similar to these magic mushrooms canada products, or LSD, can help people to experience good vibes instead of the negative realities that they face in their everyday life, even if it is for a small amount of time. As Ken mentioned above, he is working harder at the office, as well as making more sales and as he grows in confidence, he’s only going to become more successful. Sometimes, a small dosage of psychedelics can help to have a positive effect on how you live your life going forward. The dose is subperceptual – enough, says Rick Doblin, founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, “to feel a little bit of energy lift, a little bit of insight, but not so much that you are tripping.”