First modern scans of people high on psychedelic drug has given researchers unprecedented insight into neural basis for its effects
Professor David Nutt discusses his book Drugs – Without the Hot Air, and argues that society’s prohibition of psychedelic substances is preventing groundbreaking science
David Nutt, former government chief drugs adviser, says banning of legal highs has already been destructive to Parkinson’s and anti-smoking research
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Getty Images Experts say it’s hard to do research on the drugs under their current status LSD and magic mushrooms are illegal for recreational use, but some medical experts see major benefits from the drugs. In a commentary published in the journal The BMJ on Tuesday, a London-based psychiatrist argues in favor of legally reclassifying … Read more
To date, the project has been partially funded by Imperial College London and the Beckley Foundation. However, researchers are now in need of £25,000 to analyze scans. Scientists belief LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) can be used to treat addictions, depression and chronic pain. So far, 20 healthy volunteers, including 15 men and 5 women, were … Read more