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Cannabis Trial Results Show 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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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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