The last fifty years of grass on campus have been raucous and erogenous and sometimes enlightening - and mostly illegal and therefore anxiety-provoking. Fifty years ago my Princeton buddy Paul Davids and I got caught up in an extreme situation involving both grass and LSD on campus. We've finally published our 'based on fact' college novel about those wild times that exploded at Princeton in 1966-1968.
Out of kindness I suppose, we didn't reveal some of the most damning aspects that involved Princeton professors and administration who were complicit in providing college students (like us) in then-secret CIA MK-ULTRA research. But we do want to challenge the current administration at Princeton to finally let students out of the cannabis closet on campus - and openly acknowledge and support rather than condemn moderate use of grass on campus.
But - the current Princeton administration and Class of '68 alumni groups recently refused to allow us to do a "Psychedelics Then And Now" forum at Reunions this year. It seems that Princeton students must continue hiding in the confines of the cannabis closet. Perhaps legalization in New Jersey will happen and that will all change - but either way, now as then, the administration at Princeton doesn't seem willing to treat 'cannabis students' with the open respect and acceptance that they deserve.
However, the Princeton Daily student newspaper, one of the best in the nation, interviewed us and did a very good article on our Blowing America's Mind book and Princeton back 50 years ago - but they didn't address a primary issue we asked them to - researching the current 2018 Princeton student-body situation regarding cannabis and psychedelics - what's the culture on campus right now? Blowing America's Mind captures what it was like back when the psychedelic revolution was just beginning - where is it at in 2018?
Here's the article if you'd like to read it: LSD At Princeton
And our website for the book: Blowing America's Mind