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A Conversation with Dr Christian Jessen – Drug Policy

September 27, 2012 Interesting News - Intro

A Conversation with Dr Christian Jessen – Drug Policy Drug policy reform has received many endorsees, from Kofi Annan and Richard Branson, to a fleet of Nobel Prize winners and an array of prominent figures. Despite this, little media attention has been given to the damaging nature of current policy. There is, perhaps, someone who could hold court and […]

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Presidents call for drug debate at UN

September 27, 2012 Global Policy News

Presidents call for drug debate at UN Click here for original article Photo courtesy of talkingdrugs.org  Christopher Kirkland on Thu, 27/09/2012 – 12:13 While the attention of the media may have been focused on the speeches made by Barack Obama and David Cameron there were other important speeches, such as the speeches made by a […]

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Guatemala Drug Legalization: Otto Perez Molina, Guatemala President, Says Legalize Drugs

September 27, 2012 Beckley Foundation in Guatemala

Guatemala Drug Legalization: Otto Perez Molina, Guatemala President, Says Legalize Drugs September 27 2012 Click here for original article in Huffington Post  UNITED NATIONS — Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina is advocating the international legalization of drugs even as he is moving to fight narcotics cartels with the biggest military buildup in the Central American […]

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Drugs Live: the Ecstasy Trial, Channel 4, review

September 27, 2012 Beckley in the Media

Photo: Channel 4 Click here for original article by Helen Brown  A quick glance at the TV listings gave the impression that Channel 4′s ground- breaking two -part programme on the effects of MDMA would feature 25 volunteers (including actor Keith Allen) popping ecstasy pills for the cameras. The dangled lure from the TV station that gave […]

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Can LSD cure depression?

September 26, 2012 Beckley in the Media

Mind-expanding: the Woodstock Festival Photo: GETTY Controversial research suggests that LSD and other psychedelic drugs could have vital medical uses. Until recently, prescribing Ecstasy, mescaline or magic mushrooms has been a guaranteed way for a psychiatrist to lose his research funding, his job or even his liberty. But now, scientists are beginning to suspect that such […]

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Scientists Find Cannabis Compound Stops Metastasis In Aggressive Cancers

September 25, 2012 Cannabis

Marijuana And Cancer: Scientists Find Cannabis Compound Stops Metastasis In Aggressive Cancers Photograph courtesy of Huffington Post Click here for original article by Robin Wilkey A pair of scientists at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco has found that a compound derived from marijuana could stop metastasis in many kinds of aggressive cancer, potentially […]

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‘I’ve got more off my head from a bad batch of sushi’: Author of We Need to Talk About Kevin on taking drugs for controversial Channel 4 show

September 24, 2012 Interesting News - Intro

Click here for original article  Last November I received an email which caught my attention. My publicist at Profile Books had added at the top in green caps, ‘MOST BIZARRE QUERY EVER’. An independent television production company was asking if I would please take ecstasy on camera. The experiment in which I’d be filmed participating was legal. At […]

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Evan Harris, Former MP, To Take Class A Drugs On TV ‘To See If MDMA Can Cure Depression’

September 24, 2012 Interesting News - Intro

Photograph courtesy of Huffington Post Experiment: the study will look to see if the Class A drug MDMA – pure ecstasy – can cure depression Click here for original article A former MP will be shown on TV taking Class A drugs as part of an experiment due to be broadcast on Channel 4. Liberal […]

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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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Uruguay takes ‘war on drugs’ in new direction: The state as dealer

September 20, 2012 Cannabis

Uruguay takes ‘war on drugs’ in new direction: The state as dealer By Jonathan Gilbert, Correspondent / September 19, 2012 Photo Courtesy of Andres Stapff/Reuters The South American country is proposing a state monopoly over marijuana in part to curtail drug-related violence. But it’s getting pushback – even from those in favor of legalization. Click here for […]

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