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Psychedelic drugs like LSD could be used to treat depression, study suggests

March 10, 2015 Beckley in the Media

Researchers warn that patients are missing out on potential benefits due to prohibitive regulations on research into recreational drugs Hannah Devlin – The Guardian 5th March 2015 Psychedelic drugs could prove to be highly effective treatments for depression and alcoholism, according to scientists who have obtained the first brain scans of people under the influence […]

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World’s First Image of The Brain On LSD

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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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Channel 4′s Drugs Live: Cannabis on Trial – Press Release

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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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Healing trip: how psychedelic drugs could help treat depression

October 9, 2014 Beckley in the Media

David Derbyshire – 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 […]

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Cannabis and the Psychedelics: Reviewing the UN Drug Conventions (Chapter)

April 15, 2014 Beckley in the Media

Amanda Feilding – Director of the Beckley Foundation – is the author of a chapter in this newly published book. Abstract (for the chapter): The current international prohibitionist approach to the regulation of psychoactive drugs causes serious harms. It creates an illicit market that is responsible for conflict and corruption; denies medication to the world’s […]

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Amanda Feilding Interviewed In New Statesman

September 20, 2012 Beckley in the Media

Amanda Feilding, Director of the Beckley Foundation, on what’s wrong with our drug laws – and how magic mushrooms might help treat depression.

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Beckley Foundation Inagurated at Guatemalan Palace

July 5, 2012 Beckley Foundation in Guatemala

President Otto Pérez Molina has launched our Latin American Chapter in Guatemala at a ceremony at the Presidential Palace, in the presence of senior members of the Government and Judiciary. The President also signed our Public Letter calling for an end to the War on Drugs (photo). He is the first incumbent Head of Government […]

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President Otto Pérez Molina Launches Beckley Foundation in Guatemala

July 2, 2012 Beckley Foundation in Guatemala

President of Guatemala: War on Drugs has Failed Pérez launches Beckley Foundation Guatemala and signs Beckley Public Letter July 2012 The Beckley Foundation is launching in Guatemala at the invitation of President Otto Pérez Molina, in order to assist in the development of new and more effective drug policies. The President will sign the Beckley […]

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The Beckley Foundation: REWRITING THE UN DRUG CONVENTIONS

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Click the LINK below for full PDF Document BF_Rewriting UN Conv-summary (1)

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Magic mushrooms, international law and the failed ‘war on drugs’, Amanda Feilding

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 Recent research suggesting potential therapeutic benefits of psilocybin focuses attention on the need to reform drug laws It’s been a busy fortnight. First the publication of two major peer-reviewed research papers about magic mushrooms that attracted worldwide publicity. Then off to Prague for an international drugs policy symposium. And just last week, news of a […]

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