User perceptions of the benefits and harms of hallucinogenic drug use

User perceptions of the benefits and harms of  hallucinogenic drug use

User perceptions of the benefits and harms of hallucinogenic drug use: A web-based questionnaire study   This study used a web-based questionnaire to investigate user perceptions of the benefits and harms of hallucinogenic drug use. Over 600 forms were submitted. Users were asked to comment on the acute and prolonged effects of different drugs and … Read more

Psychedelic drugs should be legally reclassified

Psychedelic drugs should be legally reclassified

Psychedelic drugs should be legally reclassified so that researchers can investigate their therapeutic potential Trials of physiologically safe and non-addictive drugs such as LSD are almost impossible, writes James J H Rucker, calling on the authorities to downgrade their unnecessarily restrictive class A, schedule 1 classification James J H Rucker specialist registrar in adult psychiatry … Read more

Dr Robin Carhart-Harris is the first scientist in over 40 years to test LSD on humans

Dr Robin Carhart-Harris is the first scientist in over 40 years to test LSD on humans

Robin Carhart-Harris is the first person in the UK to have legally administered doses of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) to human volunteers since the Misuse of Drugs Act of 1971, and his presentation climaxes with a slide showing something no one else has seen before: an as-yet unpublished cross-sectional image of the brain of a … Read more

Psychedelic drugs should be legally reclassified so that researchers can investigate their therapeutic potential

Psychedelic drugs should be legally reclassified so that researchers can investigate their therapeutic potential

Trials of physiologically safe and non-addictive drugs such as LSD are almost impossible, writes James J H Rucker, calling on the authorities to downgrade their unnecessarily restrictive class A, schedule 1 classification Psychedelic drugs, especially lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin, which is found in the Psilocybe genus of “magic” mushrooms that grow throughout the … Read more