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Breaking the Taboo

40 years of devastating failure “must end to protect our children” says UK-based drug policy reformer Amanda Feilding, Countess of Wemyss A new global campaign to end the War on Drugs is launched today, backed by world leaders and celebrities....

Psychedelic Lichen

Psychedelic compounds can be found throughout a range of different groups of flora. With this thought in mind it is surprising to think that so few of these plants are actually discussed or experienced within drug circles in the Western...

UK Home Affairs Committee on Drugs Policy

Are perceptions of drugs changing? The recent go-ahead for medical testing and trials with MDMA and psilocybin indicates that medically, at least, old scruples are being loosened. Politically, however, drugs are a risqué’ topic to approach, and seldom in recent...

Animals and Psychedelics by Giorgio Samorini

Originally published in Italy in 2000 under the title ‘Animali che si Drogano’, this English Translation of Giorgio Samorini’s ‘Animals and Psychedelics: The Natural World and the Instinct to Alter Consciousness’ was published by Park Street Press in 2002. The...

Interview with Psilocybin Solution author Simon G. Powell

Simon G. Powell is the author of The Psilocybin Solution (2011) and Darwin’s Unfinished Business (2012), and he’s been kind enough to answer some of PsypressUK’s questions ahead of his appearance at the Hoxton Gallery next month. In the past, you’ve described having...

Regeneration Festival in London: An interactive weekend of exploring altered states of experience

17th and 18th November 2012 at The Tabernacle, London, W11. Tickets start from just £12: http://regenerationfestival.org.uk/tickets.html Continuing a stream of public events investigating this hypothesis, including the Wellcome Collection’s High Society exhibition (2010) and an inter-disciplinary conference at the University of Kent,...

Registration Is Now Open for Psychedelic Science 2013

SECOND INTERNATIONAL PSYCHEDELIC SCIENCE CONFERENCE SHARES LEADING RESEARCH RESULTS WITH BROAD AUDIENCES Registration Is Now Open for Psychedelic Science 2013 in Oakland, Calif., April 18-23, 2013 Psychedelic Science 2013 presents the world’s leading psychedelic research in a three-track conference and...

A Healthy Drug Policy in Guatemala and Beyond: An Interview with Amanda Feilding of the Beckley Foundation

A Healthy Drug Policy in Guatemala and Beyond: An Interview with Amanda Feilding of the Beckley Foundation

The Beckley Foundation has begun conducting research in Guatemala into the effects that current drug policies are having on the country, after being invited by President Otto Perez Molina.  As part of the study, they are thinking up new approaches...

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