"He is the founder and president of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), a non-profit membership-based research and educational organization that sponsors clinical studies designed to obtain FDA approval for the use of MDMA as a prescription medicine. Rick obtained his Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University with a dissertation focused on the regulation of the medical use of psychedelics and marijuana. Doblin's commitment to drug law reform through the vehicle of research derives from a deeply felt sense of outrage at the infringement of personal freedom inherent in the laws criminalizing the use of psychedelics and marijuana. His professional goal is to become a legally licensed psychedelic therapist. Rick Doblin is also a Grof-certified Holotropic Breathwork practitioner, from Stan and Christina Grof's first certification training program."
- Facilitator, Spirit Vine Ayahuasca Retreats
- Advisory Board, Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics