Psilocybin Organizations and Resources
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- The Oregon Psilocybin Society (OPS) aims to raise awareness about the safety and benefits of controlled “Psilocybin Services.” OPS is currently developing the Psilocybin Service Initiative (PSI) — an evolving blueprint which, with adequate support, could emerge as a ballot initiative during Oregon’s general election cycle in 2020. If passed, the measure would create access to Psilocybin Services in Oregon.
- 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.
- Usona Institute – The Usona Institute conducts and supports pre-clinical and clinical research to further the understanding of the therapeutic effects of psilocybin and other consciousness-expanding medicines. Our focus is on alleviating depression and anxiety in people for whom current medical treatments fall short in offering relief and a better quality of life.
- The Beckley Imperial Research Programme is focused on using psilocybin technology to fill the “unmet need for finding new treatments” for depression.
- The Heffter Research Institute – “Advancing studies on psilocybin for cancer distress and addiction with the highest standards of scientific research.” The Heffter Research Institute promotes research of the highest scientific quality with the classic hallucinogens and related compounds (sometimes called psychedelics) in order to contribute to a greater understanding of the mind leading to the improvement of the human condition, and to alleviate suffering.
- California Psilocybin Legalization Initiative – A ballot initiative in California for decriminalizing the adult (21+) use of psilocybin.
- The Zendo Project – An organization sponsored by MAPS (above), aiming to promote “psychedelic harm reduction,” which includes a variety of methods to help prevent and transform difficult experiences while in a non-ordinary state of consciousness.
- The MIND Foundation – promotes the development of psychedelic science, and its application to practice in order to facilitate human development, health and well-being through high quality research, evidence based interventions, policies and participative practices.
- OPEN Foundation – founded in 2007 with the primary goal to stimulate academic research into therapeutic applications of psychedelics.
- PRISM – Psychedelic Research in Science & Medicine (PRISM) is an Australian non-profit research association that develops, initiates, coordinates and supports formal research into mainstream medical applications of psychedelics.
- Women’s Visionary Council – Since 2007, the WVC has organized gatherings of researchers, healers, artists, and activists whose work explores non-ordinary forms of consciousness.
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