Psychedelics have enormous medicinal, therapeutic and spiritual potential.
We believe the exploration of consciousness is a human right.

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"Taking LSD was a profound experience, one of the most important things in my life. LSD shows you that there’s another side to the coin, and you can’t remember it when it wears off, but you know it. It reinforced my sense of what was important creating great things instead of making money, putting things back into the stream of history and of human consciousness as much as I could."
- Steve Jobs

Know the facts

Psychedelics are not only much safer than prescription medication, tobacco and alcohol, but have powerful physical, psychological and spiritual healing properties that have been known about since early human history.

Psychedelic art

Psychedelics provide the user with an altered perspective of themselves and the universe.One of the main effects is to reduce the “sense of self”, opening the mind up to perceive aspects of onself from a ‘third person’ point of view; objectively analyze situations in themselves and their lives; and, conversely, place themselves in a different subjective view in these same situations.

The many “side effects” of this experience are increased wisdom through the additional viewpoints; increased self-knowledge through objectivity; a sense of unity with the cosmos through the reduced sense of self; and peace of mind through a better understanding of stressors in the person’s life(Source: IEET).

There are countless reasons why psychedelics should be legalized.

  • Cognitive Liberty

    Every individual should have the right to alter, and explore their consciousness as they see fit.

  • Health and Wellness

    The physical and psychological benifits of the psychedelic experience far outway their risks.

  • Scientific Inquiry

    The current scheduling of psychedelics is in direct contradiction to accepted science. Furthermore, it makes research and scientific inquiry extremely difficult.

  • Failed Drug War

    Treating drug use as a criminal issue instead of a public health issue has had a devastating impact on all aspects of society.

The Benefits

Treatment of depression

For decades psychedelics have been used in clinical studies, private therapy, and at home to alleviate depression.

Treatment of anxiety

Psychedelics have been known to alleviate feelings of anxiety, helping to identify root causes, often enabling resolution.

Creative Uses

Psychedelics can be helpful to artists working on creative projects as well as problem solving in scientific domains.

Helps treat PTSD

Research trials with MDMA are showing incredible results in treating PTSD in veterans.

Can treat addiction

Ibogaine has been helpful treating addiction to opiates as well as alcohol, methamphetamine and nicotine.

End of life care

Psychedlics enable people to confront their deepest fears and anxieties with rare compassion and understanding.

Who Supports Psychedelics?

James Fadiman, Ph.D

Psychologist & Author

Psychedelic experiences have been the foundation stones of my worldview, as crucial now as when I had my first experience. If it is true, as one tradition suggests, that "God is as close to you as your jugular vein," knowing that personally should be beneficial.

Rick Doblin, Ph.D

MAPS Founder & Director

Psychedelics are a door to authentic faith, born of encountering directly the sacred dimension of everyday experience. This is not the only gate to that discovery, but it is the most ancient and universal, and potentially the most accessible to the majority of the human race.

Dennis McKenna

Researcher & Author

All experience is a drug experience. Whether it's mediated by our own [endogenous] drugs, or whether it's mediated by substances that we ingest that are found in plants, cognition, consciousness, the working of the brain, it's all a chemically mediated process. Life itself is a drug experience.

Alexander Shulgin

Biochemist & Author

Know what you're using, decide just why you're using it, and you can have a rich experience. They're not addictive, and they're certainly not escapist, either, but they're exceptionally valuable tools for understanding the human mind, and how it works.

Rick Strassman

Medical Doctor & Author

The history of human use of plants, mushrooms, and animals for their psychedelic effects is far older than written history, and probably predates the appearance of the modern human species.

Terence McKenna

Author

If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.

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