23 July 2021

Rick Doblin on the value of psychedelics

Rick Doblin, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, based in San Jose. He received his doctorate in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana. Doblin has devoted his life to the development of both of the drugs and a legal framework for the beneficial uses of psychedelics in the treatment of mental illnesses, including PTSD and long-term depression. Rick is also a licensed psychedelic therapist. Ismail Ali, who joins him in this week’s podcast, directs legal and legislative policy for MAPS and is the former board chairman of the Students for Sensible Drug Policy.

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