Rick Doblin

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Rick Doblin (born November 30, 1953) is the president and founder of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).

Rick Doblin
Born (1953-11-30) November 30, 1953 (age 61)
Alma mater New College of Florida
Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government
Occupation Founder and Executive Director, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
Known for Psychedelic therapy, MAPS

Career and education[edit]

He co-founded Earth Metabolic Design Laboratories in 1984 to support psychedelic research and Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) in 1986 with the goal of making MDMA (or Ecstasy) an FDA-approved medicine. He subsequently obtained a psychology degree from New College of Florida in 1987 and earned a doctorate in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in 2001.

In the early 1980s, Doblin owned and operated a company called Abraxas Construction, located in the Sarasota, Florida area, which specialized in relocating houses.


  • Doblin, R.; Kleiman, M. (1995). "The medical use of marijuana: the case for clinical trials". Journal of Addictive Diseases 14 (1): 5–14. doi:10.1300/J069v14n01_02. PMID 7543287. 


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