Episode 6 – Brad Burge – MAPS


Brad Burge earned his B.A. in Communication and Psychology from Stanford University in 2005 and his M.A. in Communication from the University of California, San Diego in 2009. His graduate work focused on the political, scientific, and cultural changes required to make illicit drugs into legitimate medicines.

He has also interned for the Drug Policy Alliance and has a longstanding interest in drug policy reform and activism. He began working with MAPS as an intern in 2009, joining the staff in January 2011. Brad is also a consultant, writer, and editor for organizations and individuals working in psychedelic and medical marijuana research, drug policy, and psychedelic therapy. He believes in the importance of communication for sharing knowledge and building community, and is committed to helping people develop honest and responsible relationships with themselves, each other, and their pharmacological tools.

He has also interned for the Drug Policy Alliance and has a longstanding interest in drug policy reform and activism. He began working with MAPS as an intern in 2009, joining the staff in January 2011. Brad is also a consultant, writer, and editor for organizations and individuals working in psychedelic and medical marijuana research, drug policy, and psychedelic therapy. He believes in the importance of communication for sharing knowledge and building community, and is committed to helping people develop honest and responsible relationships with themselves, each other, and their pharmacological tools.

Founded in 1986, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a 501(c)(3) 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.

Our Work

We further our 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.

Our Vision

We envision 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.

Our Values

  • Transparency — Information is shared openly and clearly. Communications are respectful, honest, and forthright.
  • Passion and Perseverance — We persist in the face of challenges. We have a sense of urgency about our work, and know that it’s a long-term effort.
  • Intelligent Risk — Our decisions are informed by research. We try new things and learn from our mistakes.
  • Trust and Accountability — We value integrity and honesty, and embrace high standards.

Find more on MAPS here: www.maps.org

 

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