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MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies )
Founded in 1986, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a USA based non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana.
MAPS envisions a world where psychedelics and marijuana are safely and legally available for beneficial uses, and where research is governed by rigorous scientific evaluation of their risks and benefits. They further their mission by:
- Developing psychedelics and marijuana into prescription medicines
- Training therapists and working to establish a network of treatment centers
- Supporting scientific research into spirituality, creativity, and neuroscience
- Educating the public honestly about the risks and benefits of psychedelics and marijuana.
MAPS relies on the generosity of individual donors to achieve their mission. Research into the beneficial potential of psychedelics again being conducted under federal guidelines, but no funding for this research is yet available from governments, for-profit pharmaceutical companies, or major foundations. That means that the future of psychedelic and marijuana research depends on individual donors and family foundations.
PRISM (Psychedelic Research in Science & Medicine Inc.)
PRISM was founded in Australia as an incorporated non-profit research association in March 2011 and is a government approved tax-exempt charity. Our purpose is to investigate whether psychedelic compounds, while being powerful psychoactive agents that should be approached with enormous respect, are also potential medicines that may be employed to achieve significant positive outcomes in the treatment of a range of diseases for which conventional medicines provide limited relief.
The word ‘psychedelic’ was explicitly included in the name of our organisation in the hope of encouraging more widespread familiarity, removing the mystery of the unknown, addressing the social stigma still attached to psychedelics and ultimately according them value and respect.
PRISM is closely aligned with our USA based collaborative partner, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).
The Nimbin Hemp Embassy, established in 1992, actively advocates the reintegration of the hemp plant into people’s lives.
The Embassy’s objectives are cannabis law reform through educating the community about the cannabis plant and hemp, and promoting a more tolerant and compassionate attitude to people in general. The Embassy also supports various community groups and projects in the village of Nimbin including the Aboriginal Cultural Centre.
The Embassy aims to remain a “grass roots” organisation. We try to avoid being compromised in our message by any sponsorship arrangements or agreements. Naturally this means we are often “running on empty” and are definitely open to spontaneous donations.
DanceWize is one of Harm Reduction Victoria’s (HRVic) many outreach programs. DanceWize utilises a peer education model to reduce drug and alcohol related harm at Victorian dance parties, festivals and nightclubs. Their Key Peer Educators [KPEs] attend up to 28 events per year: hosting a chill-out space; discussing safer drug use with peers and disseminating health resources.
The DanceWize goal is to provide our peers with accurate, credible information through face-to-face discussion or through the provision of resources (which always include information about the harms associated with illicit and licit drug use).
KPEs are recruited from the dance party, festival and nightclub communities and are trained by experts in the field to equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to answer questions or to refer peers to other services where appropriate.
Re-thinking the psychoactive paradigm.
Harm reduction and drug law reform activism, a counter voice to current drug narratives.
Breathing reality into the myths, fabrications and distortions that exist around drugs.
The Australian Psychedelic Society
The Australian Psychedelic Society (APS) is an organisation seeking to connect Australia’s psychedelic community to benefit, enjoy and contribute to their culture in a safe and supportive environment.
The APS is part of a larger global movement with psychedelic societies already established in several places in the USA, UK and other European nations.
By creating a cohesive network, it is hoped that changes in drug policy, education and use will be established based on evidence-based information, rather than fear-based propaganda.