Dated the 31st day of March, 1986
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, Inc.
The undersigned, acting as incorporator of a corporation pursuant to Chapter 617, Florida Statues, adopts the following articles of incorporation for such corporation.
The name of the corporation is Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, Inc., and the principal address of the corporation is 2105 Robinson Avenue, Sarasota, Florida, 33582.
The period of duration of this corporation is perpetual, unless dissolved according to law. Corporate existence shall commence upon filing with the Secretary of State of the State of Florida.
The purpose of this corporation is to engage in charitable and educational activities within the
meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or the
corresponding provisions of any future United States internal revenue law (the “Code”),
including but not limited to the following purposes:
1.) For such scientific, educational and charitable purposes as may be related in any way to providing a forum, both national and international, for the development and exchange of ideas and experience concerning the legal use of psychedelic medicines in the contexts of psychotherapeutic research and treatment, spiritual exploration, shamanic healing, psychic research, brain physiology or other related scientific disciplines.
2.) To develop definitions, conceptual understanding, and treatment techniques for the problems of drug abuse. Also, to actively seek to limit drug abuse by investigating the various possible roles that psychedelic psychotherapy can play in the understanding of the difference between drug use and drug abuse, and in the treatment of drug abusers.
3.) To publish journals, newsletters, books and pamphlets; to hold property; receive grants and awards; monitor research activities conducted under its auspices; organize conferences; and organize courses of instruction in the various legal uses of psychedelic drugs.
4.) To inform the public about the risks and benefits of psychedelic usages in a variety of contexts.
5.) To promote the development of a variety of psychedelic medicines that are legal, safe and efficacious.
6.) To explore nature for new sources of psychedelic compounds.
7.) To encourage the development of accredited training programs for psychiatrists, psychologists and other health care and religious professionals desirous of skill and knowledge in the field.
8.) To develop standards of practice in the legal, responsible and safe use of psychedelics in psychotherapy.
9.) To stimulate, encourage and fund research projects in any of the above mentioned areas.
10.) To pursue any or all of the foregoing purposes with respect to other medications, compounds, and both drug and non-drug therapies, as the Board may approve from time to time
11.) To fund or otherwise support the provision of treatment involving psychedelic compounds or other medications, compounds, and both drug and non-drug therapies, as the Board may approve from time to time
12.) To solicit and otherwise raise funds to further the aforementioned purposes of the corporation and any others exempt purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Code that the Board may from time to time adopt.
The qualifications for members and the manner of their admission are set forth in the bylaws of the corporation.
The street address and city of the initial registered office of the corporation is 2105 Robinson Avenue, Sarasota, Florida, 33582. The name of the initial registered agent at the registered office is: Richard Doblin.
The number of the persons constituting the initial Board of Directors is three (3), and the names and addresses of the persons who are to serve as the initial directors are as follows:
1. Richard Doblin, 2105 Robinson Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 33582
2. MaryBeth Home, 154 Glenwood Avenue, Osprey, Florida 33559
3. Philip Manhart, 960 Indian Beach Drive, Sarasota, Florida 33578
The Association is organized on a stock basis.
In the event of dissolution, the residual assets of the organization will be turned over of one or more organizations which themselves are exempt as organizations described in Sections 501 (c) (3) and 170 (c) (2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 or corresponding sections of any prior or future law, or to the Federal, State, or local government for exclusive public purposes.
The name and address of each incorporator is
Richard Doblin, 2105 Robinson Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 33582
Dated the 31st day of March, 1986
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned being the incorporator of the corporation have executed these articles of incorporation.
Signature of Incorporator
ACCEPTANCE BY REGISTERED AGENT
Having been named to accept the service of process for the above stated corporation, at the place designated in this certificate, I hereby agree to act in this capacity, and I further agree to comply with the provisions of all statutes relative to the proper and complete performance of my duties, and I accept the duties and obligations of Section 607.325 Florida Statutes.
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF SARASOTA
Before me, the undersigned authority, personally appeared Richard Doblin, to me well known to be the person who executed the foregoing articles of incorporation and acknowledge before me, according to law, that he made and subscribed the same for the purposed therein mentioned and set forth. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 31st day of March, 1986.