Letter of recommendation to the ACMD

Download our letter to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs   Dear Owen Bowden-Jones I am writing on behalf of Drug Science in relation to the ACMD update report on medical cannabis last November. The Drug Science Medical Cannabis Working Group (MCWG) has now had time to discuss your report and I wanted  …


What psilocybin taught me about living and dying 

Written by Dr Lauren Macdonald (Integrative Medicine Specialist and Psychiatry Doctor) Underneath my eye mask the colours and geometric shapes swirl and shift as I begin to surrender to the experience unfolding before me. I gently rest one hand across my chest, the other on my belly and remind myself to breathe. I feel my torso rise  …


Launch of the Medical Psychedelics Working Group

On Tuesday July 14th, 2020, Drug Science will launch a new working group of experts, policy makers and scientists. Its primary role is to campaign for the rescheduling of all psychedelic drugs for research and medical purposes. However, current UK regulations have created serious and considerable barriers to legitimate research associated with Schedule 1 regulations.  …

Statement on the dangers posed by e-cigarettes

Drug Science stands by its e-cigarette analysis from 2014, any way of radically reducing the death toll from tobacco would be a worldwide public health triumph. e-cigarettes are not the solution to end the ever-increasing death toll caused by tobacco. However, they have proven to be an incredibly effective tool for tens of thousands of  …


Press Release: Government decision on cannabis-related medicinal products draws criticism from independent scientific body, Drug Science.

Today (13th August 2019), the independent scientific body Drug Science has responded with disappointment to a decision by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), relating to cannabis-related medical products. In November 2018, the then Home Secretary Sajid Javid introduced regulations so that cannabis-derived medicinal products would be available on prescription. This change  …