Today MAPS's Rick Doblin and the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies team answered questions on Reddit. "Ask me and my staff anything about the scientific and medical potential of psychedelic drugs and marijuana!" he wrote.
Here's more from the introduction:
Hey reddit! I am Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Founded in 1986, MAPS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana.
The staff of MAPS and I are here to answer your questions about:
- Scientific research into MDMA, LSD, psilocybin, ayahuasca, ibogaine, and marijuana
- The role of psychedelics and marijuana in science, medicine, therapy, spirituality, culture, and policy
- Reducing the risks associated with the non-medical use of various drugs by providing education and harm reduction services
- How to effectively communicate about psychedelics at your dinner table
- and anything else!
Our currently most promising research focuses on treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with MDMA-assisted psychotherapy.
This is who we have participating today from MAPS:
Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director
Brad Burge, Director of Communications and Marketing
Amy Emerson, Director of Clinical Research
Virginia Wright, Director of Development
Brian Brown, Communications and Marketing Associate
Kynthia Brunette, Operations Associate
Tess Goodwin, Development Assistant
Ilsa Jerome, Ph.D., Research and Information Specialist
Bryce Montgomery, Web and Multimedia Associate
Linnae Ponté, Zendo Project Harm Reduction Coordinator
Berra Yazar-Klosinski, Ph.D., Lead Clinical Research Associate
Read the discussion here: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1s0mt7/i_am_rick_doblin_phd_founder_of_the/