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Mapping the psychedelic brain: how LSD is making a comeback

March 26, 2015 Beckley in the Media

Can drugs help depression? Crowdfunding allows science researchers to bypass institutional reservations and study taboo subjects. New Statesman by Ian Steadman  25 March, 2015 More than 40 years after its prohibition by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, LSD is making a comeback. Earlier this month came an announcement from Professor David Nutt that the first-ever brain-scanning […]

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46 Countries vote for LSD research

March 17, 2015 Uncategorized

Research carried out as part of the Beckley Foundation Psychedelic Research Programme.  Crowdfunding campaign for world’s first images of the brain on LSD smashes target in 36 hours and has been supported by over 1000 people in 46 countries. Today the world’s first LSD brain imaging study that is crowdfunding on Walacea has raised over […]

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Psychedelic Science Should Not Be Feared, It Should Be Encouraged

March 17, 2015 Beckley in the Media

Huffington Post – the Blog by Amanda Feilding Posted: 11/03/2015 13:59 GMT  Thinking is at the heart of what makes us human. Innate intellectual curiosity shapes our well-being. A clear example of this potential can be found in mortality statistics. At the beginning of last century in Britain, life expectancy was approximately 50 years. Nowadays, it is […]

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This is your brain on LSD? Scientists want to find out

March 9, 2015 Beckley in the Media

Amanda Feilding talks to Parvati Shallows of CBS News about our crowdfunding campaign and the Beckley Foundation Psychedelic Research Programme. CBS News – March 6th 2015 Would you pay money to support a scientific experiment involving illegal drugs? “We went into it tenuously and have been delighted by the response,” said Fielding. “It’s an incredibly […]

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“What the results of the cannabis trial show is that Prohibition must end”

March 5, 2015 Policy

The social life of the cannabis plant dates back to more than ten millenia. Many studies have been written on this subject, but they tend to focus on the problematic aspects of use, which are suffered by a small percentage of the total number of users. The policies of prohibition have reinforced this negative bias, […]

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Amanda Feilding interviewed for Channel 4 Drugs:Live

March 5, 2015 Beckley in the Media

Amanda Feilding, Director of the Beckley Foundation, talks to Alan Hayling of Renegade Pictures for Channel 4′s Drugs Live: “Cannabis is an amazing medicine, that is what millions of people around the world are saying. And they’re going to the extent of breaking the law in order to take cannabis because it is medicating their […]

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Beckley Foundation’s Research on Psychedelics

March 5, 2015 Uncategorized

Psychedelics have been used throughout history for different social and/or spiritual purposes. Experts suggest that the relationship of humankind with these substances started as early as the Bronze Age. In fact, some of these ancient practices have survived into our days. From the 1960s, psychedelic use leaped into the public sphere in the Americas, Europe […]

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Beckley Foundation’s Research on Cannabis

March 3, 2015 Cannabis

Cannabis is among the most studied psychoactive substances in the world. However, the hundreds of thousands of journal articles on this substance tend to focus on the ‘problematic’ aspects of the drug’s social life from the perspectives of psychiatry, epidemiology, criminology, etc. The policies of prohibition have played a central role in instigating this bias. […]

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PRESS RELEASE Channel 4′s DRUGS LIVE: CANNABIS

March 3, 2015 Beckley in the Media

Live TV programme features pioneering cannabis study showing effects of different cannabis varieties. Cannabis is the most widely used illicit substance in the world. In the UK, half of 16-29 year olds have used it at least once in their life. And yet, while hundreds of thousands of studies have documented the ‘problematic’ aspects of […]

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Don’t freak out: LSD may aid cancer victims

February 16, 2015 Beckley in the Media

15 February 2015 Tony Allen-Mills of the Sunday Times explores the research carried out by the Beckley/Imperial Psychedelic Research Programme into the effects of LSD on the human brain. “We’ve got a long way to go to overcome the taboo,” said Amanda Feilding, the Countess of Wemyss and March. She is a leading British drug […]

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