I was honored to find out, upon my return from a 10-day vipassana meditation retreat, that my art had been selected to grace the cover of the latest MAPS Bulletin.
MAPS, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, is a 25 year old organization. Their mission is to develop psychotropics and marijuana into legal prescription medicines for therapeutic applications such as Glucoma and PTSD. They are active in developing and funding clinical trials with human subjects in accordance with guidelines set forth by the United States’ Food and Drug Administration, the European Medicines Agency, and the International Council on Harmonization (ICH/GCP). In the process, they are training therapists to administer psychedelic drugs in therapeutic settings. In essence, MAPS is actually a non–profit pharmaceutical reseach company.
- MAPS also engages in efforts to educate people about the benefits and risks of psychedelics and medical marijuana. Whether or not you are someone who choses to use these substances, it is comforting to know that serious research is being done.
- MAPS Facebook page
- MAPS Website
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- For you running fans, another great organization