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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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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