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The Brave New Worlds of Crowdfunding Science

June 23, 2015 Beckley in the Media

Our LSD crowdfunding campaign, which we developed in collaboration with the Beckley/Imperial Psychedelic Research Programme, was a massive success. It reached its £25,000 goal in just 48 hours and more than doubled it by its target date. Writing for EuroScientist, Arran Frood discusses the funding drive and future opportunities with our Director, Amanda Feilding. The […]

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Warnings that proposed UK blanket ban on ‘legal highs’ casts net too wide

June 9, 2015 Uncategorized

Our Director, Amanda Feilding, recently discussed the expected collateral damage from the Psychoactive Substances Bill with Chemistry World. The Beckley Foundation opposes this piece of legislation on the basis that it will compound the dangers of the illicit market and create even more obstacles against valuable scientific research. Amanda had previously discussed the ban on […]

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Amanda Feilding discusses the future of ‘ganja’ with Mark Golding, Jamaican Minister of Justice

June 2, 2015 Uncategorized

The Jamaican Gleaner recently discussed cannabis with farmers that have been cultivating the plant for decades despite the ban. The country has now decriminalised cannabis possession and has become a leading voice in the international debate on alternatives to prohibition. Amanda Feilding, the Beckley Foundation’s director, recently had a private meeting in Kingston with Jamaica’s […]

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New Psychoactive Substances

New Psychoactive Substances Ban Won’t Even Achieve Its Aims

May 29, 2015 Beckley in the Media

This article first appeared on the Huffington Post UK The UK Government yesterday announced its plans to introduce a blanket ban on all new psychoactive substances, (NPSs as they’re known,) in a move that follows in the steps of Ireland’s ban in 2010. Following the recent spate of hospitalisations and deaths from one such substance, […]

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Amanda Feilding Talks Drug Policy Reform on London Real

May 26, 2015 Beckley in the Media

“It’s time to change: the War on Drugs has Failed.” – Amanda Feilding Amanda Feilding is the guest on the latest episode of London Real, and the first to be featured in their new-look studio. In it, Amanda discusses with Brian Rose the failings of current world drug policy, where the problems lie and how […]

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Recently Appointed Drug Minister Should Mend Failed Policy

May 22, 2015 Beckley in the Media

This article first appeared on the Huffington Post UK. Last November, Norman Baker MP, left his office in Government with a bang. In his role as Minister of State for the Home Office, he oversaw the development of the Coalition Government’s international comparators study on drug policy. While the publication fell very short of the […]

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The Creative Brain

Could Psychedelics Catalyze Our Innate Creativity?

May 14, 2015 Beckley in the Media

reset.me by Gonzo Nieto, 13 May 2015 Thanks to the tireless efforts of researchers determined to study these controlled and controversial substances, research on the therapeutic applications of psychedelics is underway for the first time in decades. The medical uses of these substances to promote healing are just the beginning of their reintroduction into our […]

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Is LSD about to return to polite society?

April 26, 2015 Beckley in the Media

Vilified and misunderstood for decades, psychedelics and other controlled substances are resurfacing into the public sphere. This time, however, by the hand of the latest developments in neuroscience and neuroimaging technology. Amanda Feilding and the Beckley Foundation have been at the forefront of this renaissance, co-designing and carrying out breakthrough research in collaboration with leading […]

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Albert Hofmann

Amanda Feilding Shares Her Memories of Albert Hofmann on Bicycle Day

April 20, 2015 Beckley in the Media

“Albert was the most charming and possibly the happiest person I’ve ever met. Even at the age of 100, he had a twinkle in his eye—probably because he knew what a wonderful gift he had given to mankind,” said Feilding. “For a time he was filled with sorrow at his ‘wonder child’ becoming a ‘problem […]

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Amanda Feilding on Fubar Radio

April 15, 2015 Beckley in the Media

On Tuesday 14th April 2015, Amanda Feilding, director of the Beckley Foundation, spoke to Tom Latchem on Fubar Radio, London about the LSD research – part of the Beckley/Imperial Research Programme -, our crowdfunding campaign with Walacea.com, the recent work of the Beckley Foundation, and the state of international drug policy.  

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