In a fascinating article from Rolling Stone which discusses the history of LSD and the 1960s counterculture on the 50th Anniversary of the first ‘Acid Test’, our Executive Director, Amanda Feidling’s recent call for rescheduling and regulation of LSD and other psychedelics is discussed in the light of growing interest in psychedelics.
At the 2015 International Drug Reform Conference, held in mid-November in Washington, D.C., Amanda Feilding of the U.K.-based Beckley Foundation called for the regulation of LSD and other substances for full recreational use. “It would have been much better if [cannabis and psychedelics] had remained as an integral part of the social fabric, controlled by social pressure, with the purpose of minimizing harms and optimizing benefits,” Feilding said
Amid the resurgence of interest in psychedelics and drug policy reform, there is a growing consensus that regulation of cannabis is not enough. To eliminate the damage of prohibition, all substances must be regulated to protect health, reduce harms and respect human liberties.