A Short, Strange Trip
In one of the misbegotten episodes of my youth, I hopped in a VW bus and “toured” with the Grateful Dead. Yeah, it sounds like a cliche, but it turned out to be a great way to see the country. I also maintain that the journey taught me more about the free market than any reading or writing I’ve ever done. One popular item you could bank on for enough gas money to reach the next town was psilocybin, or “magic mushrooms.” I’ll plead the Fifth on some of the more intricate details. But it turns out that the chemical in magic mushrooms that causes the psychedelic “trip” — might actually be able to open your mind to new ideas… making it helpful in treating mental conditions like depression and addiction.