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Press Release: Breaking the Taboo – International figures back radical new campaign to end war on drugs

December 6, 2012 Press Releases

A new global campaign to end the War on Drugs is launched today, backed by world leaders and celebrities.

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Press Release: MDMA imaging study to be shown on Channel 4

September 22, 2012 Press Releases

A collaboration between the Beckley Foundation and Imperial College London is pioneering research into the neuropharmacological effects of psychoactive substances. Important results on brain imaging studies using psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) were published earlier this year. A new study in collaboration with University College London is using fMRI brain imaging to investigate […]

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Press Release: The Beckley Foundation-Imperial College Psychedelic Research Programme

January 26, 2012 Beckley Science in the Media

Press Release 25th January 2012 The Beckley Foundation-Imperial College Psychedelic Research Programme Surprising findings of Research: Potential therapeutic applications of psychedelic drugs fMRI brain scans show that psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, lowers the activity of specific brain regions. The finding contradicts the popular belief that psychedelic drugs increase brain activity, and has […]

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Beckley Foundation-Imperial College collaboration publishes revolutionary research on effects of psilocybin on the brain

January 26, 2012 Press Releases

fMRI brain scans show that psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, lowers the activity of specific brain regions. The finding contradicts the popular belief that psychedelic drugs increase brain activity, and has far reaching implications for the therapeutic use of psilocybin in the treatment of depression and cluster headaches, as well as throwing light […]

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House of Lords Event – Beckley Foundation

November 17, 2011 Press Releases

Press Release   International Drug Policy Conference at House of Lords 17th-18th November 2011 New Beckley Foundation Project launched:  Global Initiative for Drug Policy Reform  17th November 2011 On Thursday 17 November, the Beckley Foundation and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform will be hosting a two day international drug policy conference at the […]

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The War on Drugs has Failed: Policies Need to Change

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The Beckley Foundation Press Release: The War on Drugs has failed: Policies need to change On the 2nd June the Global Commission on Drug Policy will publicly declare the War on Drugs a failure. The Commission includes former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, and former Brazilian President, Fernando Henrique Cardoso. They will gather in New […]

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HOFMANN’S ELIXIR: LSD and the New Eleusis

November 4, 2010 Press Releases

Talks and essays by Albert Hofmann and others b. 11 January 1906 – d. 29 April 2008 Published by The Beckley Foundation, 11 November 2010 at £14.99 No other human discovery has so precisely delineated the crossover between matter and spirit as the LSD created by Albert Hofmann. A few millionths of a gramme suffice […]

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CANNABIS POLICY: MOVING BEYOND STALEMATE

November 4, 2010 Press Releases

New Study Calls For a more Rational Approach to Cannabis Control ‘That which is prohibited cannot easily be regulated’ A new book published by the Beckley Foundation and Oxford University Press has concluded that cannabis prohibition policies have comprehensively failed and that a new approach to cannabis policy is urgently needed. The book entitled Cannabis […]

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Proposition 19

November 4, 2010 Press Releases

This week Proposition 19 seeks to legalize and regulate the possession and cultivation of small quantities of marijuana. It also enables the state and/or local governments to license and tax larger commercial marijuana-growing enterprises, while enforcing the new regulations with various criminal and civil penalties. Despite 100 years of marijuana prohibition in California and the U.S. […]

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