Ram Dass was an early proponent of the therapeutic benefits of LSD, back when he was a young preppy guy at Harvard. Alpert said that people are part of an epidemic of as yet unknown causes. Physicians were no longer the major psychedelic using group.
Ninety-nine percent of the LSD use was illicit — considered by many “recreational.” What is the critical level in a given society of psychedelic use becomes a problem?
Alpert demanded that people open their minds and try to think of society as continually transforming.