Lions of Liberty Podcast: Brad Burge: How Psychedelic Drugs Can Help PTSD Victims (Podcast)

The Lions of Liberty podcast interviews Brad Burge of MAPS about the momentum behind current clinical research into the therapeutic benefits of psychedelics and marijuana to treat medical conditions. Burge speaks about MAPS’ work to provide honest drug education to the public, and explains how MAPS works with government agencies to conduct psychedelic and medical marijuana research.

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In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, I welcome in Brad Burge, Director of Communications and Marketing for MAPS – the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. Brad explains how he first became interested in the medical uses of psychedelics and how it led him to his current position with MAPS. Brad and I discuss the various medical benefits that psychedelic drugs such as MDMA, LSD, and ayahuasca have been shown to have in conjunction with therapy for people with various mental illnesses such as PTSD. Brad describes how MAPS has been able to study these drugs in a safe, scientific environment, how the War on Drugs has hindered medical advancement on these drugs, and how the future looks for psychedelic medicine.