Apparently the Princeton Terrace Club listserv is a good place to go to if you are trying to raise funds for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, a group that conducts research using a bunch of different drugs.
Ben Shechet ’09 — who works for MAPS, as the organization calls itself — emailed the Terrace listserv on Friday looking to raise $50,000 for one of the association's projects.
While MAPS promotes research using substances such as LSD, Salvia and Ayahuasca, Shechet was pitching “MDMA-assisted psychotherapy,” a treatment the organization wants to get approved by the Food and Drug Administration for post-traumatic stress disorder.
MDMA is also known as ecstasy.
MAPS bills itself as “the only organization in the world funding clinical trials of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy.”
MAPS is a nonprofit organization founded in 1986 that seeks to establish marijuana and psychedelics as prescription drugs and educate the public about those substances.
Connecting drugs and Terrace got Shechet really sentimental.
"Without Terrace, there’s an exactly zero percent chance that I’d be where I am today, so it’s truly a delight to be able to connect the work I’m doing now with the place that helped me find it," he wrote.
We wonder why.