Illegal drugs are gaining increased attention in the research community. A combination of complex regulations, differing requirements for clinical versus scientific research and limited funding opportunities have provided many obstacles for the research community, but some still feel it is worth attempting.
Prof. David Nutt, former Chair of the ACMD, has been one of the most vocal proponents of research with psychedelic drugs. He and his team are now resorting to crowdfunding to get sufficient money to finish their basic research into the impact of LSD.
Two of the team members came to the SMC to discuss issues such as:
Prof. David Nutt, Collaborating Partner, Beckley Foundation Psychedelics Research Programme and Head of Neuropsychopharmacology, Imperial College London
Dr Robin Carhart-Harris, Fellow of the Beckley Foundation and Post-doctoral Researcher, Centre for Neuropsychopharmacology, Imperial College London