Celebrating 37 Years of Psychedelic Science🎉

“You and I are the force for transformation in the world. We are the consciousness that will define the nature of the reality we are moving into.” Ram Dass 

Today is MAPS’ 37th anniversary! Almost 4 decades ago, Rick Doblin, Ph.D., (or as we call him, Ricky D), founded the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) to develop medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana. 

The psychedelic brick road that MAPS donors, employees, and volunteers has paved for the psychedelic space is nothing shy of miraculous. 🛣️ 

What started as a vision, idea, and dream shared by just a few people has now grown into a movement across the globe. 

As one of MAPS’ newest employees, it’s an honor to be writing this note in celebration of MAPS and the individuals who have supported MAPS’ mission for 37+ years. It wasn’t too long ago that I was supporting MAPS from afar through donations, educating friends and family members on psychedelics, and advocating for MAPS’ mission. 

Although you may not work directly for or with the organization (yet 😉), your support is key and helps steer this psychedelic ship forward. 🚢 

MAPS wouldn’t be what it is or where it is today without you. So on behalf of everyone here, thank you! If you’re wondering how the MAPS team plans to celebrate our 37th anniversary, it’s all together in community at Psychedelic Science 2023 in June, and we hope to see you there!

“Psychedelic Science 2023 will be a bridge connecting the medical, the mystical, the marginalized, and the mainstream as we move together toward mass mental health.”

Rick Doblin, Ph.D., MAPS Founder and President

As MAPS rolls into its 38th year, we’re excited to continue moving toward expanded mental health treatments, psychedelic policy change, and working together , with you, to create evidence–based pathways to psychedelics. 

With love,

P.S. Next year, MAPS’ 38th anniversary coincides with the total solar eclipse. It’ll be a cosmic celebration, so save the date!  P.P.S. In honor of our anniversary, help MAPS continue our longevity and fulfill our mission by making a tax-deductible donation of $37.