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Charity pushes for LSD use in medicine

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Found this in the UK Financial Times:

Charity pushes for LSD use in medicine

By Andrew Jack in London

Published: February 12 2010 19:27 | Last updated: February 12 2010 19:27

A British charity is stepping up efforts to rehabilitate LSD, one of the world’s best-known “recreational” drugs, for medicinal use.

The Beckley Foundation, which numbers Professor Colin Blakemore, former head of the Medical Research Council, among its scientific advisers, is helping fund and lobby for a series of clinical trials to study the effects of lysergic acid diethylamide on the human brain.

The foundation has helped co-ordinate a network of researchers and supported the recent launch of one Swiss and two US studies, as well as prepare for a clinical trial in Germany and hold discussions about research within Britain.

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http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b396de10-180a-11df-91d2-00144feab49a.html?nclick_check=1

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Thanks Tommy,

Just sent an email off to A Feilding.

I'll let you no if I get a reply.

Hope your well.

CArl...

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LSD for the NHS?

Science of the Mind

BY Amanda Feilding (February 16, 2010)

http://www.brainwaving.com/2010/02/16/lsd-for-the-nhs

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“Amanda Feilding, who created the Beckley Foundation to promote psychedelic research, said: “We want to open up these incredibly valuable compounds that have been used throughout history. We know LSD is non-toxic and non-addictive. The only way to overcome the taboo is by giving scientific explanations of how to use them beneficially.”

Her efforts to restart research on LSD’s medical applications reflect a long-standing personal interest in the uses of the drug as well as a pledge she made on his death-bed to Albert Hofmann, the Swiss chemist who first synthesised LSD in 1938 and died just two years ago, aged 102.”

shocked

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