Government is still pretending Santa is real in light of overwhelming evidence to the contrary

October 30, 2014 Uncategorized

Today was already set to be an interesting day for UK drug policy thanks to the ‘once in a generation’ drug policy debate taking place in parliament. But it got significantly more interesting overnight. The Home Office has today released a report – that the Conservatives suppressed for months – which leaves the ‘inescapable conclusion’ […]

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Beckley Co-Funded ‘Breaking the Taboo’ in the iTunes Download Charts

October 13, 2014 Uncategorized

This landmark documentary film about the war on drugs, which the Beckley Foundation co-sponsored and helped to launch, has reached the iTunes top download chart; it is in the top three documentary downloads. It might be a 2012 film, but its still of the utmost relevance, and it’s obviously still breaking new ground and changing minds. […]

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New Scientist Covers Beckley LSD Study

October 10, 2014 Uncategorized

LSD’s ability to make minds malleable revisited 15:32 09 October 2014 by Kevin Franciotti For similar stories, visit the Mental Health and Drugs and Alcohol Topic Guides Could taking LSD help people make peace with their neuroses? Psychiatrists in the 1960s certainly thought so. They carried out many studies looking at the effect of LSD and other psychedelics on people […]

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Healing trip: how psychedelic drugs could help treat depression

October 10, 2014 Uncategorized

The Observer, Sunday 5 October 2014. The research carried out as part of the Beckley Foundation/Imperial College Psychopharmacological Research Programme, of which David Nutt and Amanda Feilding are co-directors, has positive publicity in the Observer: Drugs Uncovered – The Truth about LSD. In this article David Derbyshire from the Guardian interviews David Nutt, Amanda Feilding […]

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Frequently Asked Questions Beckley-Imperial College Research Programme

September 26, 2014 LSD

  BECKLEY FOUNDATION–IMPERIAL COLLEGE RESEARCH PROGRAMME Psychedelics   What is the background to the psychedelic research being carried out at Imperial? It is part of the Beckley Foundation–Imperial College Psychopharmacological Research Programme, which was set up in 2009 by Amanda Feilding (Director of the Beckley Foundation) and Professor David Nutt (Head of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial […]

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A Report from the Special Session of the OAS General Assembly on Drug Policy

September 23, 2014 Global Policy News

The outcome of the 46 Special Session of the OAS General Assembly on drug policy leaves a somewhat bittersweet taste. On the one hand, it is clear that a new hemispheric consensus on drug policy is crystallising. Gone are the days when the rhetoric of the majority of countries supported, with blind ideological zeal, a […]

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The new report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy: a new consensus

September 10, 2014 Uncategorized

The UN Drug Conventions (1961, 1971, 1988) created a global system of drug prohibition that is inseparable from the illicit drug trade. This is because the enormous profits associated to the supply of these highly-desired substances have motivated criminal organisations to do all the necessary to ensure the [illegal] production, trafficking and sales of controlled […]

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New Crowdfunding Website for Beckley/Imperial Psilocybin Study

August 30, 2014 Uncategorized

New website to help raise funds for the Beckley Foundation/Imperial College Psychopharmacological Research Programme. ‘Psychedelicscience.org.uk was founded by Dr Robin Carhart-Harris in August 2014. Robin is a psychopharmacologist working at Imperial College London in the Centre for Neuropsychopharmacology, on scientific research with psychedelic drugs. Professor David Nutt is the Edmond J Safra Chair in Neuropsychopharmacology at […]

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Alcohol vs Magic Mushrooms (Infographic)

August 25, 2014 Uncategorized
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Meet Dr Robin Carhart-Harris: the first scientist in over 40 years to test LSD on humans

August 17, 2014 Beckley in the Media

In this article, Dr Robin Carhart-Harris talks to the Independent Newspaper about ‘fighting the establishment, battling preconceptions and breaking down egos’. As a Beckley Foundation fellow, Amanda has always worked closely with Carhart-Harris and his team, and looks forward to continuing to do so as the Beckley/Imperial Psychedelic Research Programme continues to reach new heights. […]

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