Book Review: Mindful Molecules
Huffington Post - about 3 years
In contrast to the war on drugs, MAPS wants psychedelics and substances such as marijuana and MDMA adopted as prescription medicines. The acronym stands for Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. This non-profit group has just made available Manifesting Mind, a book that describes some of the positive uses of what a friend of mine calls "mindful molecules."
A physician would prescribe them and you could then buy them at a pharmacy. This would be one middle way between free-for-all legalization and the prohibition that started under Nixon and has led, MAPS argues, to false official information, criminal enterprises, and impure street drugs.
The new book is co-edited by Rick Doblin, a Kennedy School graduate who started MAPS in 1986, and by a colleague named Brad Burge. They drew material from the MAPS Bulletin, a magazine that is sent to members and has included a dazzling array of articles, some gathered by guest editors such as David Jay Brown.
During the decade
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