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2014-02-21 12:24:38

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of veterans and other medical marijuana patients nationwide use marijuana to treat symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) is blocking researchers who are seeking to learn more about the risks and benefits of the treatment. A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and University of Arizona Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved protocol for a study of marijuana for...

2013-05-17 23:13:54

Brad Burge, Communications Director for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), served as interviewer at the event. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) held an event on May 2, 2013 titled, “Psychedelic Experience: Healing, Growth and Discovery” at Sofia University in Palo Alto while simultaneously video streaming it live online at http://www.livestream.com/sofiauniversity. Brad Burge,...

2013-04-24 10:41:28

In their article "Over 30 million psychedelic users in the United States", Teri S Krebs and Pål-Ørjan Johansen from the Department of Neuroscience at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, use data from a randomly-selected sample of over 57,000 individuals surveyed for the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), to estimate lifetime prevalence of psychedelic use. The authors estimate that approximately 32 million people have used LSD (lysergic...

2013-01-02 08:23:46

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS): Subjects with chronic, treatment-resistant posttraumatic stress disorder experienced clinically meaningful improvements and no evidence of harm after participating in a small Swiss study evaluating MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, according to a paper published yesterday in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. The study used a low dose of...

2012-11-20 04:23:19

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People suffering from chronic, treatment-resistant posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experienced lasting benefits from MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, according to a new long-term follow-up study published online November 20 in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. This follow-up study extends the outstanding results of the initial study, published in 2010, which found that 83% of those receiving MDMA-assisted psychotherapy no longer...

2012-09-21 23:03:43

Registration Is Now Open for Psychedelic Science 2013 in Oakland, Calif., April 18-22, 2013. Oakland, Calif. (PRWEB) September 21, 2012 Psychedelic Science 2013 presents the world´s leading psychedelic research in a three-track conference and multiple workshops over five days. More than 65 speakers from at least 11 countries will share their latest research. The three concurrent tracks will explore results and findings from (1) Clinical Research, (2) Interdisciplinary Research, and (3)...

2012-05-30 14:26:00

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year, five leading non-profits at the forefront of health and drug policy reform will benefit from a generous bequest of approximately $10 million from the estate of software pioneer Ashawna (Shawn) Hailey. The gift will dramatically increase these organizations' ability to reform government policies and public attitudes about health and drug policy. Half of the total bequest--approximately $5 million--will benefit the...

2012-05-10 10:24:49

BOSTON, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS): On Friday, May 11, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston, Mass., will hear oral arguments in a federal lawsuit against the Drug Enforcement Administration for denying University of Massachusetts-Amherst Prof. Lyle Craker a license to grow marijuana for privately funded medical research. The arguments are the culmination...

2011-09-18 07:00:00

On September 21, nonprofit scientific and educational organization the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) will commemorate 25 years of groundbreaking research into the risks and therapeutic potentials of psychedelics and medical marijuana with an evening lecture series and benefit auction in Seattle, WA. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) September 18, 2011 On September 21, nonprofit scientific and educational organization the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic...

2011-09-02 07:00:00

This September, the nonprofit research and education organization Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) celebrates the launch of its new Canadian affiliate, MAPS Canada, with two historic benefit events in Victoria and Vancouver and. These events will spread awareness of and help raise funds for a new wave of research into the risks and benefits of psychedelic therapy in Canada. For more information about these events and MAPS Canadaâs innovative research,...