The Intellectual Gentleman’s Club Podcast interviews Brad Burge about the success of MAPS' Legalizing Psychedelic Therapy crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Burge speaks about MAPS’ current psychedelic and marijuana research program, highlights the various accomplishments of MAPS’ crowdfunding efforts, and details the results and progress of MAPS’ clinical research into MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD. “The MDMA is making those other types of psychotherapy more effective by reducing fear and enhancing empathy,” explains Burge. "It’s not just some kind of magic bullet where that’s in the MDMA that cures people—it’s using MDMA to facilitate these existing evidence-based forms of psychotherapy."
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Brad Burge of MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) returns to the podcast again to talk with Jason Abbott and @cosmologicka. MAPS is a non-profit, private donation funded organization. We discuss how MAPS takes legal avenues for studies of controlled substances. They envision a world where psychedelics and marijuana are safely and legally available for beneficial uses, and where research is governed by rigorous scientific evaluation of their risks and benefits. They currently have an Indiegogo campaign for legalizing psychedelic medicine.