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Crowdfunding sought for study that will provide first images of human brain on LSD

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1215 (Published 05 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1215
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. 1London

The neuropsychopharmacologist who was sacked as the UK government’s adviser on drugs after he argued against tougher laws on cannabis and ecstasy is trying to raise crowdfunding to support research into the effects of LSD on the brain.

Numerous studies were conducted on LSD in the 1950s and 1960s, but there have been only three in the 50 years since the drug was made illegal in 1967, and none in the United Kingdom, because of the difficulty and cost of getting the necessary licences to undertake the research.

David Nutt, professor of …

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