Posts Tagged ‘David Nutt’

Time tangled up in Quantum…

Time tangled up in Quantum…
Why is it that psychologists still abhor parapsychology with all this stuff going on in physics? Dr. David Luke x Physicists describe method to observe timelike entanglement January 24, 2011 by Lisa Zyga (PhysOrg.com) – < More information: S. Jay Olson and Timothy C. Ralph. “Extraction...
January 25th, 2011 | Extended Mind | Read More

Can Dope give us Hope?

Can Dope give us Hope?
The ban on hallucinogens is holding back vital research into their medical benefits, says Jake Wallis Simons. Last week, the news took on a decidedly trippy tinge. First, Professor David Nutt, sacked as an adviser to the Labour government for criticising its policy on drugs, sparked controversy...
December 14th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

International drug crime measures ‘lead to executions’

International drug crime measures ‘lead to executions’
Enforcement by Britain, the UN and the EU backs up regimes that ignore human rights, says report. The United Nations, the European commission and individual states including Britain are flouting international human rights law by funding anti-drug crime measures that are inadvertently leading to the executions...
June 30th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

Not Feeling Well? Perhaps You’re ‘Marijuana Deficient’

Not Feeling Well? Perhaps You’re ‘Marijuana Deficient’
Scientists have begun speculating that the root cause of disease conditions such as migraines and irritable bowel syndrome may be endocannabinoid deficiency. From AlterNet, by Paul Armentano For several years I have postulated that marijuana is not, in the strict sense of the word, an intoxicant. As...
April 19th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

Over the counter “paranormal” drug used by 3.1 million Americans to get high

Over the counter “paranormal” drug used by 3.1 million Americans to get high
According to a recent report from the US based on SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health, “…the cough suppressant dextromethorphan (DXM) is found in more than 140 over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medications. In 2006 about 3.1 million persons aged 12 to 25 (5.3%) had ever...
April 12th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

The Daily Mail Strikes Back

The Daily Mail Strikes Back
This article was the front page news in the Daily Mail on Easter Sunday. The staunchest anti-drug newspaper in the UK has set its sights on the Beckley Foundation. The article does its best to sensationalize and twist the Beckley’s views – e.g. claiming that we are calling for all out, immediate...
April 6th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

A Drug Free World Reloaded

A Drug Free World Reloaded
I attended this UN Summit in Vienna reviewing 10 years of the international War on Drugs last year and this short video does a good job of summing up the contrasting attitudes on drug policy of government representatives on the political ladder with specialist NGOs and academic experts.
March 11th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate

Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate
Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate, analyzes cannabis policies around the world and lays out the advantages of a fully regulated legal market and how a country can overcome the international conventions in order to have policies that better suites its individual needs. Below is an excerpt from...
March 1st, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate

Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate
New Study Calls for a More Rational Approach to Cannabis Control ‘That which is prohibited cannot easily be regulated’ A new book published by the Beckley Foundation and Oxford University Press has concluded that cannabis prohibition policies have comprehensively failed and that a new approach...
February 4th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

Let’s Eliminate Welfare for Terrorists

Let’s Eliminate Welfare for Terrorists
Of all the factors on the table in the current Afghan strategic review, the war on drugs and its unintended consequences should be front and center. Our 95-year effort to create a Drug Free America by enforcing world-wide prohibition has twisted our foreign policy out of shape all over the globe and...
January 29th, 2010 | Social Insight | Read More