LSD Researcher Hit Up Jobs for Money

Albert Hoffman, best known for his research into the drug LSD, apparently asked Apple CEO Steve Jobs for money to fund research in psychedelic drugs in 2007. The request was for cash to help finance proposed work by Swiss psychiatrist Peter Gaser, according to the Huffington Post.

In the letter to Mr. Jobs, Mr. Hoffman asked for help in turning his changing his "problem child into a wonderchild."

Mr. Hoffman likely tapped Jobs for money knowing that the popular CEO had experimented with LSD when he was younger and assumed he found a sympathetic ear.

The letter led to a half-hour conversation where the two discussed LSD and the funding request, but Mr. Jobs never offered up a contribution. Presumably Mr. Jobs no longer felt the need to turn on, tune in and drop out.