Policy Reformers

We are in deep gratitude for the many courageous people around the world that have been fighting for decades to shift irrational drug laws.   

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic StudieS (MAPS)

Founded in 1986, the 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.

Drug Policy Alliance

The Drug Policy Alliance envisions a just society in which the use and regulation of drugs are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights, in which people are no longer punished for what they put into their own bodies but only for crimes committed against others, and in which the fears, prejudices and punitive prohibitions of today are no more.

Our mission is to advance those policies and attitudes that best reduce the harms of both drug use and drug prohibition, and to promote the sovereignty of individuals over their minds and bodies.


The Ayahuasca Defense Fund is dedicated to shaping a world in which ayahuasca and other traditional psychoactive plants can be used legally and safely. The ADF unites high-level expertise and resources for: legal defense, education & protection, and policy reform.

The Beckley Foundation

The Beckley Foundation is a UK-based think-tank and UN-accredited NGO, dedicated to activating global drug policy reform and initiating scientific research into psychoactive substances. The Foundation is a charitable trust which collaborates with leading scientific and political institutions worldwide to design and develop ground-breaking research and global policy initiatives. It also investigates consciousness and its modulation from a multidisciplinary perspective, working in collaboration with scientists. 

International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research, & Service (ICEERS)

ICEERS’ primary goal is to bridge the ancestral ethnobotanical knowledge of the indigenous cultures that have been using iboga, ayahuasca and other traditional plants, with occidental therapeutic practice and science, working towards the integration of such plants as therapeutic tools and personal growth catalysts in our society today. Our fields of work are education, research and service.

Heffter Research Institute

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.

One of our favorite TED talks on the subject is by

Ethan Nadelmann from the Drug Policy Alliance: