Rick Doblin, founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). (Creative Commons photo).
Timothy Leary and Robert Anton Wilson argued for years that the government ought to permit research into the use of psychedelics for psychiatric purposes.
They aren't alive to see it, but there's been a big surge in recent years of research in the beneficial use of psychedelics. "The Psychedelic Revolution Is Coming. Psychiatry May Never Be the Same," a long article that recently ran in the New York Times, is a pretty thorough survey of recent developments.