Summary: MAPS Founder and Executive Director Rick Doblin, Ph.D., sits down with Aubrey Marcus to explain MAPS’ multiple research, policy, and education priorities in the context of our larger, long-term goal of mass mental health.
“I hope in the big picture, by 2050, we’ll have enough people with an understanding of how to use psychedelics for personal, emotional, and spiritual growth that we’ll have a more spiritualized humanity to turn us more towards saving the planet from mass weapons, climate change, and prejudice,” explains Doblin.
Originally appearing here.
Rick Doblin is the founder of MAPS and has been pioneering psychedelic research for decades. He joins me to talk about the promising results MDMA assisted psychotherapy has shown in treating PTSD, a problem that has plagued humanity for eons. He addresses the current state of the clinical studies, and all of the intricacies that come with getting it approved as a medicine. As legalization is on the horizon, it brings revolutionary potential to heal the hearts and minds of even the most severely traumatized among us–ushering in a new era of mental health.