Posts Tagged ‘David Nutt’

It’s lack of balance that makes skunk cannabis do harm

It’s lack of balance that makes skunk cannabis do harm
THE effects of cannabis on mental health have attracted much attention over the years. As far back as the 19th century it was recognised that cannabis could induce a transient psychosis which mimics the symptoms of schizophrenia. Despite this, until the last decade or so, most psychiatrists regarded...
January 29th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

Let’s All Move To Portugal

Let’s All Move To Portugal
Pop quiz: Which European country has the most liberal drug laws? (Hint: It’s not the Netherlands.) Although its capital is notorious among stoners and college kids for marijuana haze–filled “coffee shops,” Holland has never actually legalized cannabis — the Dutch simply don’t...
January 20th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

David Nutt gets £450,000 for Independent Drugs Committee

David Nutt gets £450,000 for Independent Drugs Committee
We are to share the good news that Beckley’s friend and collaborator Prof. Dave Nutt is getting the recognition and public support that his brave stand deserves. A hedge fund manager is providing financial backing to a new independent drugs committee set up by the former chief drugs adviser dismissed...
January 18th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

DRUG WAR IS A LOST CAUSE – LIKE PROHIBITION

DRUG WAR IS A LOST CAUSE – LIKE PROHIBITION
Brainwaving is proud to present the first in a series of pieces by Mike Gray, writer, screenwriter, cinematographer, film producer and director. He is the author of The China Syndrome and Drug Crazy. The latter is a 1998 book about the futility of the War on Drugs. Drug Crazy explains the origins of...
January 12th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

Is Equasy more dangerous than Ecstasy?

Is Equasy more dangerous than Ecstasy?
Prof. Dave Nutt was first launched to public fame when he claimed that horse-riding was statistically more dangerous than taking ecstasy, to which the UK Home Secretary Jacqui Smith objected. He wrote this article following his talk at a Beckley Foundation Seminar at The House of Lords on the same subject....
December 30th, 2009 | Drug Policy | Read More

Drug Users Know Their Stuff

Drug Users Know Their Stuff
This article from UCL News is another example of the public and scientific establishment’s progress towards a more sensible approach to drug use (its just a pity government policy is lagging so far behind), and testament to the important behind the scenes work The Beckley Foundation has been doing...
November 25th, 2009 | Drug Policy | Read More

David Nutt: Governments should get real on drugs

David Nutt: Governments should get real on drugs
IF THERE is one thing that politicians can and should do to limit the damage caused by illegal drugs, it is to take careful note of the evidence and develop a rational drug policy. Some politicians find it easier to ignore the evidence, and pander to public prejudice instead. (This interview is...
November 4th, 2009 | Drug Policy | Read More