Amanda Feilding – A New Convention
Breaking Convention 2011 – Saturday 2nd April
Lecture topic; “What Do Psychedelics Mean?”
Speaker: Amanda Feilding – “A New Convention”
Amanda Feilding is director and founder of the Beckley Foundation, which researches consciousness from an interdisciplinary perspective. It investigates how psychoactive substances work, why people use them, and what is the best way for society to control and integrate their inevitable presence. The Foundation has initiated pioneering research in both the scientific and policy fields, conducting break- through research into LSD, psilocybin and cannabis. The aim of the BFbs Drug Policy Programme is to work towards a rational system of regulation which minimises the harms to the health of the individual and society while recognising personal freedoms, and optimising potential benefits to health and well- being. The BF Press recently published Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate, Hofmannbs Elixir: LSD and the New Eleusis, and the Pharmacology of LSD.
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