Silicon Valley geeks say it sharpens their thinking and enhances creativity.
Other people say it lifts the fog of depression.
A novel experiment launching 3 September 2018 will investigate whether microdosing with LSD really does have benefits – or whether it’s all in the mind.
Microdosing using psychedelic drugs – either LSD or magic mushrooms – is said to have become very popular – especially with people working in the Californian digital tech world – some of whom are said to take a tiny amount one or more days a week as part of their routine before heading to work.
It’s not for a psychedelic high though – it’s to make them more focused.
Microdosers tend to use either tiny amounts of LSD – as little as one-fifteenth of a tab – or of psilocybin – the active ingredient in magic mushrooms.
The study is recruiting just those who use LSD – because of the difficulty in disguising even ground-up mushrooms in a capsule.