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A 50 Year Old Convention: What’s Wrong With an Update?

May 18, 2011 Featured Video

In this short film the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union ask Mr. Fedotov, the head of the UN drug agency and his critics to express their views on the 50 years of global drug prohibition.

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We Allow Alcohol to Kill and Harm so Many People

February 9, 2011 Beckley Foundation Videos

Former government adviser David Nutt on the dangers of alcohol, the harm caused by criminalisation and why he’s not a ‘legaliser’

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New Strain of Cannabis with ‘High’ CBD Content

February 2, 2011 Beckley Foundation Videos

A new strain of cannabis that contains low amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and high amounts of CBD (cannabidiol) allows patients to attain significant relief from illness while reducing intoxication. CBD concentrations can ranges from none, to about 95 percent of the total cannabinoids present. CBD alone is not intoxicating, but displayed sedative effects in animal […]

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History of Psychedelic Research in the United Kingdom

February 1, 2011 Featured Video

This presentation by Dr. Ben Sessa is on the History of Psychedelic Research in the UK, with particular reference to the work of Dr Ronald Sandison and LSD treatment explored by the maverick psychiatrist Panel: Psychedelic Psychotherapy. This video is from the Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century, a conference in San Jose, California, April […]

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Cannabis: What’s The Harm?

January 31, 2011 Cannabis

In BBC3 documentary Cannabis: What’s the Harm, Ex-EastEnders star James Alexandrou, pictured, talks about his drug use for the first time and investigates the effects of Britain’s favourite illegal drug, from cannabis sold on the street to the hidden world of organised crime. After the newspapers published a photo of him with a joint in […]

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Beckley Psilocybin Study in BBC Documentary

January 25, 2011 Featured Slider

The Brain: A Secret History, is a new three part documentary series on BBC4, which illustrates the history of attempts to understand and manipulate the brain. The documentary visits a Beckley Foundation study at Imperial College London in collaboration with Professor David Nutt (Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology , and Chair of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs), […]

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How Drugs Work-Cannabis

January 19, 2011 Beckley Foundation Videos

This BBC series gives the viewer new insights into how drugs affect the body. It uses visual effects and CGI and, for the first time ever, takes the viewer on an entire trip from start to finish inside the human body. This first episode draws heavily on research carried out in association with the Beckley […]

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Dr Michael Mosley: Taking The Magic Mushroom Drug Psilocybin For a Trial

January 6, 2011 Beckley Foundation Videos

Last summer, while filming for my new BBC4 series, The Brain – A Secret History, I took part in the UK’s first scientific trial of psilocybin – the active component of magic mushrooms. It was one of the strangest experiences of my life. Psilocybin is a hallucinogenic drug, so I was extremely apprehensive. It also […]

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Inside LSD

November 17, 2010 Featured Video

LSD’s inventor Albert Hofmann called it “medicine for the soul.” The Beatles wrote songs about it. Secret military mind control experiments exploited its hallucinogenic powers. Outlawed in 1966, LSD became a street drug and developed a reputation as the dangerous toy of the counterculture, capable of inspiring either moments of genius, or a descent into […]

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Does CBD inhibit THC?

November 4, 2010 Beckley Foundation Videos

Footage of a pharmacology study carried out with Beckley collaborators JW Stone & PD Morrison at the Institute of Psychiatry by. This film was originally shown on BBC3 and produced by Alex Cooke. The participant, Nicky Taylor came for 2 study days. On one occasion, she was given a mixture of THC + CBD (which […]

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The War On Drugs An Insiders View

September 9, 2010 Featured Video

An interview with Eric Sterling a man who helped craft some of this nations most important anti drug laws. He was Counsel to the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary from 1979 until 1989. On the staff of the Subcommittee on Crime, he was responsible for drug enforcement, gun control, money laundering, organized crime, […]

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Practical Solutions to End the War on Drugs – Alex Wodak

September 9, 2010 Featured Video

Physician Alex Wodak discusses reforming the war on drugs, including legalizing marijuana and repealing criminal penalties for personal possession and consumption. He says the focus of drug reform should be on harm reduction, not prosecution.

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California’s cannabis culture

September 9, 2010 Featured Video

In November 2010, Californians will be voting on whether or not to legalize marijuana for recreational use. If passed, California will become the first US state to end marijuana prohibition. This is an exploration of California’s cannabis culture. It’s the story of the people fighting for it, the people fighting against it, the people selling […]

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Al Jazeera Reports from Mexico City

September 8, 2010 Featured Video

The Mexican government says nearly 23,000 people have died in drug-related violence since a military crackdown on cartels began in 2006. That announcement comes as officials face a new front in their war against the drug gangs. Two of Mexico’s most powerful cartels have joined forces to battle government security forces as well as a […]

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Psychedelic Medicine in the 21st Century

August 30, 2010 Featured Video

From Neurons to Nirvana : Psychedelic Medicine in the 21st Century is a smart-looking, in-depth analysis and commentary on psychedelic drugs in light of current scientific, medical and cultural knowledge. The film is far from completed. In partnership with the executive producer Mark Achbar, (The Corporation) and Betsy Carson, and with the addition of our […]

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