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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What do we know about psychedelics? We’re asking Latin America.

November 13, 2014 Opinion

There is more information out there on psychedelics than most people seem to know about; but much less than there could or should be. The Beckley Foundation has won the opportunity to enquire about what Latin Americans know about psychedelic drugs with a series of questions to be included in an upcoming transnational survey.   […]

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Amanda Feilding on BBC Radio Oxford

November 12, 2014 Beckley in the Media

On Monday 10th November 2014 the director of the Beckley Foundation was invited onto Phil Gayle’s popular breakfast programme to discuss medical cannabis, the work of the foundation and the current UK drug policy. In order to introduce the subject Nicola Lawrence of BBC Oxford interviews a man from Didcot who uses cannabis as pain […]

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New paper from Beckley / Imperial Study: Homological scaffolds of brain functional networks

November 7, 2014 Uncategorized

      In the incredible image above, which was taken from a paper entitled Homological scaffolds of brain functional networks, we can see how the brain differs in its capacity for making connections between different neural regions in normal waking consciousness (on the left) as compared to the brains of those who have been administered […]

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Why Does the UK Conservative Party Continue to Stand by Failing Drug Laws?

October 30, 2014 Uncategorized

October 30 was already set to be an interesting day for UK drug policy thanks to the “once in a generation” drug policy debate that took place in parliament. But it got significantly more interesting in the early hours of the morning when the Home Office released Drugs: international comparators, a report that the Conservatives suppressed for months which asserts that […]

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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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