There is little doubt at this point that the introduction of LSD to the population was a CIA , social engineering experiment.This has been made clear with the few MK Ultra documents that were declassified during the Church hearings . I think Jerry's first Trip was in a Mk ultra sanctioned experiment. Also in the context of the article although the Dead are mentioned the Deadhead actually refers creating an individual ,through the use of hallucinogens, who was a “dead mind” or “a drugged, thoughtless person”, who would be in a ultra-suggestible state to in stall new ideas for the new century. One who is has "dropped out" or spend all his or time navel gazing , is one less person who votes or stands in the way of the establishment's goals for the future. It is a known fact that Dr. Leary actually was instrumental in getting LSD criminalized .He lobbied congress to hold the hearings about expanding the 1965 drug control act to make LSD illegal .We all know the best way to get kids to try something is to make it illegal .There is some pretty damning correspondence between Dr. Osmond and Aldus Huxley about a meeting with Timothy Leary at Cambridge in 1960 to "hire" him to be the spokesman for LSD in America. They even muse about how "square" and "unadventurous" the guy with crew cut and tweed jacket Timothy Leary was for the job of spokesman for LSD. Jan Irvin's article is extremely well researched and footnoted so you can go and read the original source documents for yourself. From declassified govt. documents from the library of congress to Aldus Huxley's own correspondence. It is all there for one who is willing to read fro him or herself.