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The Future of Psychedelic and Medical Marijuana Research

 

 

Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century – Andrew Weil M.D.
The Future of Psychedelic and Medical Marijuana Research.
Presented by MAPS – the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies in collaboration with: the Heffter Research Institute, The Council on Spiritual Practices, & the Beckley Foundation.

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a membership–based, IRS–approved 501 (c) (3) nonprofit research and educational organization.

Our mission is
1) to treat conditions for which conventional medicines provide limited relief—such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), pain, drug dependence, anxiety and depression associated with end-of-life issues—by developing psychedelics and marijuana into prescription medicines;
2) to cure many thousands of people by building a network of clinics where treatments can be provided; and
3) to educate the public honestly about the risks and benefits of psychedelics and marijuana.

MAPS relies on the generous support of dues–paying members in order to fund our numerous research projects and educational projects. By becoming a MAPS member today, you will bring us closer to achieving our shared mission.
Please join us at http://www.maps.org/

 

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Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century – Andrew Weil M.D. from MAPS: Psychedelic Science on Vimeo.

Andrew Thomas Weil (Born June 8, 1942) is an American author and physician, best known for establishing and popularizing the field of integrative medicine. Weil is the author of several best-selling books and runs a website and monthly newsletter, where he answers questions relating to health. He is the founder and Program Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (formerly the Program in Integrative Medicine), which he started in 1994 at the University of Arizona.[1] He has become one of the leading proponents of integrative medicine. He founded Weil Lifestyle LLC.

http://www.drweil.com/

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=0CC13F1AEC6562EB

 


 

 

This is the new science of pot, part of a fresh wave of study and innovation among scientists and cannabis advocates all seeking to solve a central conundrum: In Colorado and other states, first came the approval of marijuana as medicine. Next comes the challenge of proving its effectiveness.

The newest research leaves little doubt that marijuana — or at least its chemical components — has promise in alleviating symptoms of some ailments, while also making clear that the drug is not without its drawbacks, some potentially serious.

What is less certain is whether Colorado’s medical-marijuana system of dispensaries and caregivers — where commitment to scientific rigor and compassionate patient care is largely voluntary — can maximize that treatment potential for the benefit of patients.

 


 


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