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A Closer Look at the Families Struggling to Cope with the Huge Financial and Personal Burden of Accessing Medical Cannabis to Treat Childhood Epilepsy By Danielle Johnson, Clinical Scientist in Neurophysiology and member of the Medical Cannabis Working Group at Drug Science In recent years, the case for medical cannabis as…

David Nutt regularly hit the headlines as the UK’s forthright Drugs Czar (Chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs), not least when fired by the Home Secretary in 2009 for his ‘inconvenient’ views. In Nutt Uncut he explains how he survived ill-judged political and media vilification to establish…

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…

By Dr Hannah Thurgur an Honorary Research Assistant for Drug Science As we welcome in the new year, Drug Science reflects on the year of 2020 for psilocybin research and celebrates these achievements. Here we focus on the use of psilocybin-assisted therapy in three different conditions to reflect the breadth of…

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…