In the cascade of news coverage about Apple founder Steve Jobs following his death on Oct. 5, it was reported that he had taken LSD, the hallucinogenic drug popularized in the 1960s. The Apple innovator, who was 56 at the time of his death from pancreatic cancer, said taking the drug was “one of the two or three most important things I have done in my life.” In another interview, Jobs said Microsoft would have been a better company had founder Bill Gates “dropped acid.”
That statement is at odds with the anti-drug message most young people hear from parents and teachers. Editorial writer Linda Ocasio spoke with Robert Pandina, director of the Center of Alcohol Studies and professor of psychology at Rutgers University, about what people should know about LSD.
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