God Molecule or Barnacle Repellent?

By Hamilton Morris and Jason Wallach

Illustration by Santtu Mustonen. Background photo courtesy of the NOAA.

Writing almost exclusively about psychoactives, it is not unusual for me to be contacted by strangers who wish to report on the effects of various drugs. Most of these reports are uninteresting, but occasionally I receive something unusual. The following letter from a pseudonymous tryptamine chemist serves as a prime example: