#49 - Medical Cannabis in the UK with Prof Mike Barnes

 Professor Nutt and Professor Barnes will be talking about medical cannabis. Should our future doctors obtain proper education on how to use botanical medicines? Should we change the way we think about drugs and treatments? Tune into this week’s episode to find out!   Who is Prof Mike Barnes? Professor Mike Barnes is a  …


#48 - Liberal Democrat Drug Policy with Norman Baker

 Tune in to this week’s episode to learn more about his interesting insights into UK politics and especially to UK’s drug policies.   Who is Norman Baker? Norman Baker, described by our host, professor Nutt, as “the first and last truly honest politician” is a Liberal Democrat and former MP for Lewes in East  …


#47 - Psychedelic Research in Australia with Dr Margaret Ross

 Have a listen to this week’s episode in which Professor Nutt and Dr Ross talk about the land of Golden Wattle – a DMT-rich plant – fighting for its Drug policies being based on Science. Who is Dr Margaret Ross? Dr Margaret Ross is a Senior Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist from Melbourne, Australia and  …


#46 - Human Behaviour with Dame Theresa Marteau

 Who is Dame Theresa Marteau? Theresa Marteau is a British health psychologist, professor, and director of the Behaviour and Health Research Unit at the University of Cambridge. Her initial research concerned communicating risk information and found out that people usually don’t change their behaviours despite receiving any form of information about preventable diseases like  …


#45 - MDMA and LSD Therapy with Peter Gasser

 Today’s episode features Dr Peter Gasser, the president of the Swiss Medical Society for Psycholytic Therapy.  Professor Nutt and Dr Gasser talk about the rather unusual and innovative attitude to psychedelic research in Switzerland.   How can Britain learn from the Swiss? What are the drug policies in the Albert Hofmann’s – the discoverer of LSD –  …


#44 - Ibogaine with Deborah Mash

 This week on the Drug Science podcast, Professor Deborah Mash tells us about Ibogaine. A hallucinogenic compound derived from the roots of a West African shrub, sometimes used as a treatment for heroin or cocaine addiction. Professor Mash found herself trying to reverse the damage that cocaine had caused on the streets of Miami,  …


#43 - Mind-altering Plants with Michael Pollan

 In this episode of the Drug Science Podcast, world-renowned journalist and psychedelics author Michael Pollan joins Prof David Nutt to discuss gardening. Of course, this being the Drug Science podcast, there’s no mention of sunflowers or strawberries. Instead, these two icons of psychopharmacology discuss the cultivation of mind-altering plants and everything else you might  …