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World’s First Image of The Brain On LSD

March 5, 2015 Uncategorized

World’s First Image of The Brain On LSD To Be Crowdfunded by Professor Nutt and Amanda Feilding Together with Professor David Nutt, former advisor to the UK government, Amanda Feilding and the Beckley Foundation are turning to the new science crowdfunding site Walacea.com to raise money for a ground-breaking study producing the very first images […]

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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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The Trip Treatment

February 9, 2015 Beckley in the Media

Research into psychedelics, shut down for decades, is now yielding exciting results. The New Yorker – Annals of Medicine February 9, 2015 Issue Amanda Feilding co-directs, together with Prof. David Nutt, the Beckley Foundation/Imperial College Psychedelic Research Programme. Through this collaboration, we co-designed the first-ever brain-imaging study featured in the upcoming edition of The New […]

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On Bicycles, the Beckley Foundation and the Psychedelic Renaissance

February 4, 2015 Beckley Press

It has been almost 72 years since the day Albert Hofmann, founding member of the Beckley Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board, rode his proverbial bicycle from the Sandoz laboratory where he used to work to his home in Basel

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We are recruiting

January 26, 2015 Uncategorized

These are exciting times both for the investigation of the science of drugs and for the development of better and fairer drug policies. The Beckley Foundation, a pioneering organisation in these fields, is currently seeking to appoint three new team members to expand its scope and reach. Operational Manager This senior role involves day-to-day management […]

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Get drunk without a hangover on synthetic booze

January 23, 2015 Beckley in the Media

Together with Prof David Nutt we’re developing new tools to fight alcohol harms. Professor David Nutt has developed two new drugs that could do away with liver damage and alcohol-induced shame By Rebecca Burn-Callander, and Zoe Cormier The Telegraph 22 Jan 2015 “Alcohol uniquely masquerades as a number of neurotransmitters. Booze is the ultimate molecular […]

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NY Times Focus on Study which used Beckley Data – ‘Can Mushrooms Treat Depression?’

December 4, 2014 Uncategorized

A study carried out using data from the Beckley Foundation / Imperial College Psychopharmacological Research Programme has been the focus of a New York Times article asking “Can Mushrooms Treat Depression?” The Beckley Foundation has been granted a The author makes a wonderful case for the re-scheduling of mushrooms in the USA: “Psilocybin could have […]

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President Pérez Molina of Guatemala will Consider Legalising Cannabis in 2015

November 18, 2014 Uncategorized

In a recent interview, Guatemalan president Otto Pérez Molina said that his government would follow the example of Uruguay by taking a decision on legalizing marijuana in early 2015. This is one of the recommendations that the Beckley Foundation made in the Advisory Report that Amanda was invited to create for Pérez Molina and his […]

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