A Glimmer of Hope. Rick Doblin Speaks with James Baldwin

Rick Doblin speaks with James Baldwin, Ph.D., Executive Director of the WIRB. Dr. Baldwin apologized for the tone of the WIRB letter and seemed to view favorably MAPS’ arguments. He was informed that the one scientist whom the WIRB letter claimed was against the study was actually in favor of the study (subject to two conditions that MAPS could easily agree with), that the second scientist cited in the WIRB letter was strongly in favor of the study, and that the third scientist was probably not fully informed about the details of the protocol and was neither opposed to or in favor of the study. Dr. Baldwin tentatively scheduled a meeting between Rick Doblin and Michael Mithoefer and the WIRB for October 30, in Olympia, Washington.