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Manny’s: Can Psychedelics Cure Disease? A Conversation between Rick Doblin and Joe Green

April 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for Manny’s Super Civic Cyber Conversations! #MSCCC

**Note: This conversation will be hosted digitally, not in the real live world.**
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Can psychedelics be the key to cure diseases such as PTSD and depression? Could they be a viable way to address mental illness? What is the status of the FDA clinical trials to permit their use for those very purposes?

Two leaders at the top of the movement will be in conversation about this very topic.

Join us for a cyber conversation with Rick Doblin and Joe Green to discuss whether psychedelics can cure disease.

More about Rick Doblin:
Rick Doblin, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He received his doctorate in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana and his Master’s thesis on a survey of oncologists about smoked marijuana vs. the oral THC pill in nausea control for cancer patients. His undergraduate thesis at New College of Florida was a 25-year follow-up to the classic Good Friday Experiment, which evaluated the potential of psychedelic drugs to catalyze religious experiences. He also conducted a thirty-four year follow-up study to Timothy Leary’s Concord Prison Experiment.

Rick studied with Dr. Stanislav Grof and was among the first to be certified as a Holotropic Breathwork practitioner. His professional goal is to help develop legal contexts for the beneficial uses of psychedelics and marijuana, primarily as prescription medicines but also for personal growth for otherwise healthy people, and eventually to become a legally licensed psychedelic therapist. He founded MAPS in 1986, and currently resides in Boston with his wife, dog, and empty rooms from three children, one of whom is in college and two have graduated.

More about Joe Green:
Joe Green is the co-founder and President of PSFC (Psychedelic Science Funders Collaborative).

Joe supports causes that have a high potential for systemic impact, yet limited resources to achieve their full potential. PSFC was created because medical trials of MDMA and psilocybin have shown compelling evidence to treat millions of people who suffer from mental health issues, but there was insufficient funding to complete the next phase of trials.
Joe is a social entrepreneur who has spent his career addressing significant challenges by marrying technology with community organizing. Joe co-founded Causes, which empowered more than 100 million people to make an impact; NationBuilder, a leading software provider for organizers; and FWD.us, which has mobilized the tech community around immigration and criminal justice reform.

He is currently the chairman and co-founder of Treehouse, an organization that builds communal housing apartment buildings in Los Angeles, and chairman of Or Halev, a center for Jewish meditation.

About Manny’s Super Civic Cyber Conversations :
San Francisco and the surrounding 5 counties are in the midst of mandated shelter-in-place. All businesses except those deemed essential are closed and many Bay Area residents and scared, nervous, and wondering about the future.
Manny’s , a civic gathering and events space located in the heart of San Francisco, is rising to the occasion to create and promote a month’s worth of live civic conversations to distribute needed information, give people the hope, and continue to civically engage the public in a time of need.

About Manny’s :
Manny’s was opened on election night 2018 to create a physical place for people to go to become better informed and more involved citizens. Since opening we’ve hosted 17 of the Presidential candidates, over 550 civic events, talks, and gatherings, over 40 members of Congress including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and leaders across different social justice movements like Alicia Garza, Jose Antonio Vargas, Michael Brune, Cleve Jones, and Gabby Giffords.


April 28, 2020
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm


3092 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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