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June 22, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
June 22, 2010

MAPS is perhaps one of the bravest and most determined non-profit organizations that I've ever come across. They realize that there is real medical and psychological value to the controlled use of psychedelics, and they work hard to let people know about it. Not only are they healing people in their clinical trials, they are also fighting a pernicious stigma every step of the way. MAPS deserves your support for the betterment of the individual patient and for the betterment of society as a whole.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

attending their Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century conference in San Jose.

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2010

June 22, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
June 22, 2010

I attended an all day workshop titled, "Neurophysiology of Psychedelics". The workshop was just excellent. They had the best people in their fields. I was really impressed with who came.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Education

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get them enough money to have a somewhat better venue for conferences.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their educational efforts.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

unobtrusive to the point they were hardly noticed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do world class work funding research.

Ways to make it better...

The venue was a bit higher end. But it was ok. They did the best they could with very little.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

monetary.

One thing I'd also say is that...

what MAPS is doing is very important. They had the courage to stand up and re-engage this research area. They have a good balance, promoting proper uses and acknowledging issues.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 22, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
June 22, 2010

I fully support MAPS and it's mission. As someone who has worked in the Amazon with indigenous groups and been shown the usefulness of plants such as Ayahuasca and San Pedro I see a great need for an org. like MAPS to exist. I know of no other org that does what MAPS does.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make them more visible.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The people working there.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Interesting and helpfull.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

fund more studies.

Ways to make it better...

no problems.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the lac of knowledge and understanding of the general public in relation to their work.

One thing I'd also say is that...

hope MAPS will thrive in the future

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 22, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
June 22, 2010

MAPS does great work by trying to improve the lives of those with conditions for which traditional medications have failed!

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colleagues and the literature

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2010

June 22, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
June 22, 2010

MAPS expertise and work is highly needed in our times and their action in the wide field of psychedelic medecine and psychedelic healing is full of promise for the birth of new treatments and of a enlightened perspective of psychedelics in our modern western societies. Their dedicated team is doing wonders and have helped many to move toward more compassion, increase knowledge and scientific understanding, and open minds and hearts. Alexandre QUARANTA, Ph.D.

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Access to a great network and a well structured huge amoung of informations and scientific data on psychedelics and psychedelic medecine.

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2010

June 22, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
June 22, 2010

I have been a MAPS member since 2006. This organization is the future of integrating academic research with awareness of humanity. I am continually astounded by the rigor of medical research found by those associated with MAPS, yet the wonder has not been extinguished--as in most forms of the academy and popular culture. The resources MAPS has to guests and its members are essential for the world's (and America's) future. Please go to the website and review all materials at your leisure. It will be beneficial both for you and your loved ones.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Finding new universities: California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 22, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
June 22, 2010

MAPS helps to focus new efforts in the study of the potential Psychedelics have to offer to today's society. I am working for a big pharmaceutical company and I recognize the benefits that some of these compounds might have for improving health. Studies on treating severe illnesses such as PostTraumatic Disorder or varieties of other anxiety and also pain realted disorders with now only (dis)regarded for their hallucinogenic effects prove to me that we need to focus our efforts to supporting the great work that MAPS has initiated. In a time where there is still so much suffering, there need to be new ideas of how to cure and treat illnesses. MAPS contributes a great deal to this.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the acceptance of proposals I write to start new research projects and the support I receive for them.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

revolution our way of thinking and the way current cases of illness & disorder are treated. I even think we might find a cure to illnesses that have been a burden to humanity for long.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 22, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
June 22, 2010

MAPS can be considered the main 'culprit' responsible for the resurge in interest in psychedelics research. This research was stopped due to a global ban on most psychoactive substances in the 60's, while experimental research had shown great potential in a wide variety of disciplines (medicine, psychology, addiction research, anthropology, philosophy and many more). For this alone, I cannot thank MAPS enough. Psychedelic substances are slowly getting back their place in the academic field, where they belong.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the increase in professional interest in psychedelics, on an academic level. Scientific results, evidence-based objective data are the best way of showing that these substances are not a danger to society, but a possible solution to some of its problems.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

start funding experimental research in different countries around the world and help setting up researches for scientists that can't get funding elsewhere.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 20, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
June 20, 2010

Maps has initiated and developed the fundamental and critical research and promotion for advocating the most important and valuable of medicinal and therapeutic tools. That is, the beneficial and productive use of marijuana, ecstasy, LSD and mushrooms. I encourage you to learn more about MAPS its social-political and medical movement. They are truly the frontiers of a bright and amazing future.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Developing professional healthcare relationships and education.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2004

June 18, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
June 18, 2010

MAPS is the leading organization for the leading cause of all humanity at this day and age. Without work into the psychological benefits of psychedelics, humanity is at a serious disadvantage. This is the most important research of our time and other than MAPS the only people getting involved are completely in the underground. MAPS is in great need of support and the world is in great need of MAPS. This work is urgent, this work is essential, this work is done by MAPS. Great organization, great cause, not so great funding. Please show the insight that our government lacks, the inherent value of psychedelics in the post-modern era.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My heart, soul, life, death. This organization is doing what no one else has the gall to do.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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