Join ICPR's Psychedelic Science, Ethics & Business event this on 21st September, for a comprehensive guide on how the #psychedelic ecosystem is unfolding.
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You're delusional and UK #drugspolicy for past 50 years has been delusional. The harder the enforcement the higher the price goes and the more violent the gangsters are prepared to be. #Prohibition never works, it only makes the problem worse. The solution is legal regulation. twitter.com/pritipatel/sta…
It absolutely is muted! Back in 08, Amanda Feilding and @ProfDavidNutt made a conscious decision to focus on #psilocybin over #LSD to avoid the cultural baggage that came with acid
Now that the taboo is lifting, the Beckley Foundation are focusing on LSD with a range of studies twitter.com/OPEN_fndn/stat…
"The only reason #marijuana was considered so taboo is that without cannabis there aren't enough drug users in the world to have a war on drugs!
4% of the world use #cannabis while about 1% take the other #drugs. You can't justify spending billions on that 1%" - Amanda Feilding
Ann Shulgin, the wife of renowned chemist Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin, passed away at age 91 on July 9. Both were extraordinary people and pioneers in the psychedelic research. To honor both, we gladly share their legacy.
Read more here >>> open-foundation.org/ann-shulgin-fa…#psychedelics
Joost Breeksema, director of OPEN, usually found himself being a promotor of psychedelic research. Recently, he called for caution: “I still think that psychedelics have huge potential but I think it’s good to have a proper balance between hype and hope.”
The War on Drugs is not only damaging to people's health and liberty, but also to the environment
Lack of legal regulation allows drug producers to operate without oversight while their money corrupts the political process
An important & little-discussed intersection of issues! twitter.com/HealthPoverty/…
Amanda Feilding and the Beckley Foundation were saddened to learn of the passing of Ann Shulgin - early pioneer of #psychedelic and #MDMA therapy; writer; and wife of Sasha Shulgin.
RIP Ann. You will be missed
In Oklahoma, two efforts to legalise #cannabis are expected to go on the ballot in November - one by statute and the other through a constitutional amendment. In 2018, the state legalised medical use with 56% support. Could recreational be next?
As #psychedelic plant medicines like #ayahuasca re-enter Western culture, researchers must be aware of the colonial history behind these plants and the communities from which they come, to avoid perpetuating both biopiracy and 'noble savage' stereotypes
Bipartisan Lawmakers File Even More Marijuana And Psychedelics Reform Amendments To Defense Bill: One GOP-led measure would prohibit federal employers from discriminating against veterans who use, or have used, cannabis. marijuanamoment.net/bipartisan-law…
"He never went in a cage for 15 years or something, and he went wherever I went, and he adored me, more than anything else in the world, and I adored him" - Amanda Feilding reminiscing about her beloved pigeon, Birdie.🕊️j
"I’ve recently put together what I call a two-headed program looking at #LSD, which is a Cinderella of the #psychedelics party. It’s the beautiful girl that's been left out by her cruel stepmother — which in this case is the government."
Beckley Retreats - a new sister company offering science-backed, transformative programs - is now launching in the Netherlands!
There are still some spaces left for the program in August.
Please go to beckleyretreats.com to find out more info and book your spot.
What the hell is 'scromiting'?
After this@EveSimmnss tweet went nuclear I had a few calls about it - so did a bit of research, since, id never encountered the term in 20years or so of cannabis policy work....
#Ibogaine has potential as a medicine but wild iboga is under threat from overharvesting
Its relative novelty provides the #psychedelic world with an opportunity to set better precedents regarding Indigenous reciprocity than have been seen in the past
«The real problem of humanity is the following: We have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions and godlike technology. And it is terrifically dangerous, and it is now approaching a point of crisis overall».
Edward O. Wilson
Germany is set to become the world’s largest market for legally sold #cannabis, which could have a knock on effect in neighbouring European countries, as well as at the UN
“There will be a domino effect, for sure” 🇩🇪theguardian.com/world/2022/jul…V4
Danny Nemu raises an interesting point re the fact no modern #psychedelic studies examine the effect of dieta - the #indigenous practice of refraining from things like meat or sex, for example, prior to use
Last week, the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board decided petitions against Compass Pathways' #psilocybin patents, put forward by Freedom To Operate, would not go to trial.
The board concluded Compass' psilocybin polymorph is unique enough to be patented