Ep 10 - Natalie Ginsberg from MAPS talks Deep Politics!

Psychedelics really work by inspiring the person to see their experiences in a different way. I really think that psychedelics are really just tools for people to heal themselves, rather than the psychedelics doing the healing.
— Natalie Ginsberg

Natalie Ginsberg from the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies joins the Psychedelic Milk to talk the current state on drugs in America and around the world.

  • Policy and advocacy manager at MAPS
  • Master's degree in Social Work from Columbia University in 2014
  • Bachelor's degree in History from Yale University in 2011
  • Served as a Policy Fellow at the Drug Policy Alliance in Columbia University, where she helped legalize medical marijuana in her home state of New York, and worked to end New York's racist marijuana arrests. 
  • Worked as a court-mandated therapist for individuals arrested for prostitution and drug-related offenses
  • Middle school guidance counselor at an NYC public school.
  • Advocates for unbiased research to help undermine both the war on drugs and the current mental health 

Show Notes

  • What is MAPS?
  • What is it like to work at MAPS?
  • 420
  • Alcohol's role in Western culture
  • Natalie's path to MAPS
  • Ibogaine research
  • Psychedelics' effects on anxiety and depression
  • What is Natalie's favorite psychedelic?
  • Lifestyle changes after drinking ayahuasca
  • The future of marijuana in the United States
  • Trump, Bernie, or Hilary?
  • Obama's role of legalizing pot
  • Research on psychedelics
  • Racism's role on the war on drugs

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