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October 11 @ 6:30 pm
“Welcome to the psychedelic ‘20s!” says Rick Doblin, the founder and head of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelics Studies (MAPS), a nonprofit that has been pushing for FDA approval of MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD and other indications for almost 40 years. He predicts that should happen within a year’s time, even as states such as Oregon and Colorado move ahead with decriminalizing plant-based psychedelics and other drugs.
Doblin is one of the main figures in Reason’s new documentary, Welcome To the Psychedelic Renaissance, which was filmed at MAPS’ Psychedelic Sciences Conference held this June in Denver. A reported 13,000 researchers, artists, activists, thrill-seekers, and venture capitalists gathered to discuss all aspects of an underground movement that is fast gaining mainstream and legal acceptance. But will today’s psychedelic renaissance succeed, or fall victim to the cultural and political problems that undermined its forerunner in the 1960s?
Join Reason’s Nick Gillespie for a viewing of the 30-minute documentary, followed by a live discussion with Rick Doblin about the past, present, and future of psychedelics, drug policy, and drug use. Audience Q&A. This event will be recorded for future use.
Ticket price includes light appetizers and access to a cash bar. Smoking allowed in backyard area.
Established in 1968 as the nation’s libertarian magazine of “free minds and free markets,” Reason has called for the legalization of drugs since its first issue. Go here for our continuing coverage of psychedelics.