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Rick Doblin Speaking At #SSDP2016


I remember back when I was growing up, there was no internet. Well, there was a rudimentary form of the internet, but it hadn’t been ‘created by Al Gore’ yet. If you don’t understand that reference, you are likely much younger than I am. Today information is at people’s fingertips, and awareness spreads so much faster as a result. A great example of that is a video that was uploaded by Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP). The video was made by Rick Doblin, who was basically cyber presenting at the recent SSDP conference via the video. Now I’m cyber attending the conference by watching his speech from afar. What a truly amazing time to be an activist.

This video really inspired me, and it’s something that I think every young activist should see. And for that matter older activists should see it too. Rick Doblin is the founder and Exective Director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He is brilliant, and does amazing work that benefits all cannabis consumers and activists whether they know it or not. His words are very inspirational, and have definitely put some wind under my sails. I love SSDP (donate here) and I love MAPS (donate here). Enjoy:


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  1. Those were the days, heh heh… Good to see you are still kicking after the decades. And of course Rick from MAPS was one of my very early interviews. Hey, from sunny New Mexico now!

  2. Trying is not enough. You have to set short term objectives and reach them. Then you evaluate and try something else if what you were trying didn’t work.

    Do or do not. There is no try. – Yoda.

  3. Global warming? The thermometers on earth are not calibrated close enough to detect less than a 1 degF change. Any change less than 3 degF is uncertain. Satellites show no change (outside the margin of statistical significance) for 18 years. I wouldn’t exactly call that a crisis. Fundamentalism? You mean Islam?

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