Between 1956 and 1974, more than 420 patients underwent at least 5,100 LSD-assisted psychotherapy sessions in communist Czechoslovakia. A state-owned pharmaceutical company produced the LSD used in these studies. Dr. Stanislav Grof conducted much of this pioneering work, before moving to the U.S. in 1967.

MAPS has provided a $2,000 grant to R.M. Crockford, a Canadian journalist who is currently in Prague working to locate and interview Czech LSD patients and report on the long-term benefits of this therapy. Crockford is a former staff writer for The Prague Post, and has published articles in several Canadian magazines about the history of LSD therapy in Saskatchewan and in Vancouver’s Hollywood Hospital.