David Nutt

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Psilocybin research kept ‘in limbo’ by rules and attitudes, say UK scientists
Active ingredient of magic mushrooms still classified as having no medical value, despite clinical success

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

08, Nov, 2022 @12:23 PM

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Fears over availability of ‘date rape’ drugs online
Calls for restrictions around the substances to be tightened with five-year jail term or unlimited fines

Sasha Mistlin

24, Oct, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Ease restrictions on medical psychedelics to aid research, experts say
Clinical trials suggest psilocybin may be safe for treating depression but government places strict controls on the substance

Ian Sample Science editor

26, Jul, 2020 @11:01 PM

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Magic mushrooms could help ex-soldiers to overcome trauma
As more troops self-medicate with psychedelic drugs to help with PTSD, a group of experts lobby for proper clinical trials

Jamie Doward

04, Jul, 2020 @12:05 PM

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From Aldous Huxley to the Beatles: how LSD has inspired art
As scientist David Nutt campaigns for drug rules to change, we look at artists who said yes to psychedelic culture

Nicola Davis

02, Apr, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Ease rules on research into psychedelic drugs, urges David Nutt
Ex-government adviser says substances such as psilocybin could have medical value

Nicola Davis

02, Apr, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Amazon to donate to drug charity linked to Scientology
Exclusive: experts have queried methods of Narconon, which has given talks in UK schools

Simon Murphy

22, Feb, 2020 @11:31 AM

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Justice secretary hits back at criticism of nitrous oxide ban
Robert Buckland says laughing gas is dangerous after David Nutt argues beer is more toxic

Alexandra Topping

16, Jan, 2020 @9:41 AM

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Share a pint or glass of wine between three to drink safely, says expert
Former government advisor David Nutt says alcohol is more damaging than harder drugs

Sarah Boseley Health editor

16, Jan, 2020 @6:24 AM

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The continuing UK ban on cannabis-based painkillers is absurd and inhumane | Simon Jenkins
Politicians running scared of big pharma and the taboo around cannabis are blocking access to these vital drugs, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

11, Nov, 2019 @1:44 PM

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Decriminalise drug possession to stop rising deaths, say MPs
UK drugs policy is failing and must focus more on healthcare, influential committee finds

Jamie Grierson Home affairs correspondent

23, Oct, 2019 @6:01 AM

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‘Curb drink culture’ says drugs expert David Nutt
New restrictions needed for leading cause of deaths of men under 50

Jamie Doward

20, Oct, 2019 @8:12 AM

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