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June 23, 2010

As someone who plans on being in this field in a few years MAPS is a great resource for information and guidance. From funding studies to promoting education like their epic psychedelic science conference. MAPS leads the way in helping unlock the profound potential of these misunderstood medicines. MAPS is a great charity as they seek to help all of humankind.

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I was at the conference in April. It reaffirmed my belief that what I was working towards had truth, meaning, and amazing results. It strengthen my resolve to be a part this renaissance. The cutting edge of psychology, spirituality, and science.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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June 23, 2010

MAPS is building a community with the potential to shift the way our culture views healing, spirituality and the mind. They support and encourage the work of those who are researching psychedelic substances and experiences, and have for many years. The work they support has the potential to find new treatments for chronic and/or terminal health conditions, reduce suffering, expand self-understanding and mend relationships. Few other groups or programs of study can claim such bredth and depth. MAPS and the research they support is on the cutting edge of a number of potentially transformative paradigm shifts in the diverse fields of medicine, art, psychology, spiritual practice, and human relationships.I support them wholeheartedly!

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

Observed/Listened to the results of research projects that they have supported.

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

It is creating a sense of community with a (mostly) shared vision.

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

Young, friendly, enthusiatic

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

Support a lot of important research, have more media exposure, have a larger staff, grow.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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June 23, 2010

MAPS is a great organisation, helping many people in a huge variety of ways using psychedelics and other such compounds. I have been checking the website routinely for many years after wishing to participate in research. MAPS do more for people suffering from horrendous diseases and with little or no prospect, helping them accept there situations and come to terms with life. This is a field where very few organisations are active. Please help support MAPS.

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

I have friends who have participated in studies about PTSD who have claimed that MAPS funded research has helped them where no other has.

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

change the world; people with all sorts of unfortunate disorders and in hideous circumstances would have the means to feel better about themselves and truly accept life for what it is.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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June 23, 2010

MAPS is a great non profit organization with great leadership and a fascinating research topic. They are attempting to bring new medicines onto the market to treat ailments with drugs that have been deemed illegal by the United States though these substances have many obvious medical applications. I recently attended a conference in San Francisco where several MAPS people were there, including founder Rick Doblin, who is a very interesting, caring, and passionate man. At the conference the goals of MAPS were expressed to us, and they are a noble group of scientific researchers who want to better the world by allowing people with stress to be treated in a manner which doesn't involve addicting substances that are bad for your body. Also some of the research they wish to do is with returning veterans with PTSD, and that is a very good cause to be supporting ... our troops. I hope that MAPS wins this 5000 dollars in order to help them fund the research that they are performing. They are a noble and awesome organization and deserve the support of all of us.

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I have not experienced any results nor have i participated in their studies, I simply believe in what they are doing.

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One time

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2010

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Review from Guidestar
June 23, 2010

Some psychedelics, such as MDMA and LSD, were developed as part of psychiatric therapies in the early 20th century. Others, such as mescaline, psilocybin, and DMT have a long-standing tradition of use in religious ceremonies. MAPS is one of a few organizations with the courage to rescue these valuable tools from the stigmas that have been unfairly associated with them.

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

MAPS has made an unquestionable contribution to the recent shift in public opinion regarding psychedelic medicines. Articles on the therapeutic value of MDMA in the main-stream media and a recent psilocybin study at Johns Hopkins attest to this.

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

There is nothing about MAPS I would change.

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

Following their path-breaking research.

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

I have had e-mail contact with a staff member looking for a translator. I declined the job as I do not consider myself qualified to translate from English to German (only the other way around).

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

Change the way we think about the human mind, life, and death. Make no mistake: this research is profound.

Ways to make it better...

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

The stigmas associated with psychedelic substances, ingrained through nearly a century of systematic mis-information.

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

I think that MAPS does an excellent job of treading the fine line between clinical and legal rigor and many of its supporters' personal experiences with psychedelics, looking towards a future in which these substances will be more sensibly controlled.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Review from Guidestar
June 23, 2010

MAPS is a solid organization. I have been indirectly involved in what they do and advocate as a guiding path to my own self realization and spreading awareness. That alone is invaluable to me. The stigma on this type of research and to deny it's potential for healing is an atrocity. It is holding back humanities evolution of understanding ourselves and the universe. Let alone our purpose. With that said I will continue my support and appreciate all MAPS has done for me and countless others in search of Truth.

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

using their information to gain understanding on many different levels about myself and the world around me.

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Review from Guidestar
June 23, 2010

MAPS is providing a unique and critical resource in advancing our knowledge of psychedelics and their many positive uses for individuals and society. I attended their conference in 2010 and found it to be one of the most important events I have attended in a long time. The content was excellent and the people I met great.

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

Getting connected to research that applies to me, my family and friends, improving their quality of life.

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Review from Guidestar
June 23, 2010

I've been an avid reader of MAPS bulletins for over a decade now, and have greatly appreciated their open-minded attitude when it comes to exploring the often untold experiences with and benefits of psychedelics. Their continued promotion of psychedelic research is very impressive, and I believe MAPS will be instrumental to psychedelics gaining much-deserved credibility as life-enriching substances capable of deepening human consciousness and granting us a much broader view of reality - both seen and unseen.

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

...articles they've written of others' positive experiences using psychedelics.

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

...hire the right lawyers to fight for civil freedoms and an end to funding bias against valid and much-needed psychedelic research.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Review from Guidestar
June 23, 2010

I discovered MAPS 4 or 5 years ago while doing research on a thesis I was working on. The focus was on the impact psychedelic substances on non-verbal communication throughout history. I have remained involved with MAPS ever since because I stand behind their beliefs and what they are working toward. I believe people who suffer from various conditions can truly benefit from proper use of psychedelic substances, which can greatly improve their quality of life.

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A wonderful starting point for my research, as well as keeping up to date with new laws , testing, and benefits.

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June 23, 2010

Psychedelic Substances are not only "drugs", but VERY useful tools for the mental health and well being of humans. MAPS is paving the way for psychedelic medicines which will not only be a huge benefit to man kind, but a step in a very positive direction towards new drug legislation in general. Psychedelics have been around forever, but until just recently the war on drugs has stopped any research from being done with them. The vast number of uses of psychedelics are sure to make the world a better place, and MAPS is finally making it happen, not just talking about it.

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I have personally used psychedelic drugs as tools to help me overcome depression and most of my anxieties. I am very excited to test their ability to cure my anxiety about public speaking, because now most of my generalized anxiety is virtually gone.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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