Psychedelic Medicines

March 23, 2017

Music And Psychedelics - An Interview With Mendel Kaelen

In this month’s Dose of Science, rather than focusing on a specific academic paper, we present an interview with Mendel Kaelen, a neuroscience researcher at Imperial College London, working in collaboration with Professor David Nutt and Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris. In this piece, we get an unprecedented window into the scientific conceptualization behind one of the world’s only active human neuroimaging laboratories investigating the effects of LSD in combination with music.

September 22, 2016

Dose of Science: Psychedelics and Long-Term Mental Health

A psychedelic renaissance is happening right now; but before classic hallucinogenic drugs can be accepted into mainstream medicine, their safety must be demonstrated. To move towards this goal, Norwegian scientists published a study claiming that psychedelics are not linked to long-term mental health problems; these findings, however, were quickly challenged. Dose of Science takes a look at the debate.

September 6, 2016

A Global Conference on Ibogaine

This movie is featuring the Global Ibogaine Conference that was held in Mexico in March, filmed by a member of Drugreporter's new global video network and an alumni of our video advocacy training, Brun Balanced and his peers, Karina Muscarina and Gabriel Amezcua.

July 11, 2016

Dose of Science: Can CBD inhibit THC induced paranoia?

Every cannabis smoker knows that the major psychoactive ingredient of the plant is Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but there is also a range of other chemicals in marijuana smoke. One of the other significant components is cannabidiol (CBD). Anecdotal evidence suggests that CBD can inhibit some negative side effects associated with marijuana, but does this claim stand up to scientific scrutiny?

June 8, 2016

The Renaissance of Psychedelic Research

The research with psychedelic drugs can change our understanding of the human mind. Watch our video report from the International Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research! Watch some of the key presentations too!

June 6, 2016

Inaugural Conference on Medicinal Cannabis in Hungary

Leading national and international experts and activists discussed barriers and opportunities at the first conference on medical cannabis in Hungary.  

May 2, 2016

Cannabis Reformers in the Serbian Parliament

Medical cannabis activists formed an alliance with a political party, in order to contest the parliamentary elections in Serbia. Read Irena Molnar's report from Belgrade, and watch the video!

March 24, 2016

Polish Government Supports Legal Access to Medical Cannabis

A surprise decision from the otherwise super-conservative Polish government: it improves access to cannabis for medical purposes. 

November 22, 2015

We Are a Movement for Freedom - Drug Policy Reform Conference 2015

Progress should not cause us to lose sight of our core values. Please watch our video and read our article about the 2015 International Drug Policy Reform Conference, which was held in Washington DC between 18-21 November!  

November 20, 2015

Ethan Nadelmann: We Are a Movement for Freedom

A speech delivered by the Director of the Drug Policy Alliance at the opening session of the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Washington DC.  

October 16, 2015

Hungarian Researchers Aim to Study DMT’s Role in Clinical Death

Scientists at the University of Debrecen, Hungary, are aiming to work on cutting-edge research to study how endogenous DMT, occurring naturally in the body, may be useful to modern medicine, particularly by protecting brain cells in the stage of clinical death.

May 11, 2015

Why Was Ibogaine Banned in Hungary?

The Hungarian government banned 42 new psychoactive substances this year - but some of them are not new at all, for example Ibogaine. The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union is suing a government agency for not providing access to the assessment reports on the risks of these drugs.   

February 26, 2015

Drugreporter Annual Report 2014

Films about drug policy reform from New Zealand to Europe, video advocacy trainings, conferences, reports and campaigns about harm reduction, consultation with decision makers at the national and European level - the Drugreporter Team had a very active year in 2014. Please read & download our colorful 2014 Annual Report and learn more! 

December 15, 2014

High Hopes in Serbia for Regulated Medical Marijuana

Regulated medical marijuana has come out of the blue as a feasible alternative in Serbia, where overwhelming public support favours regulating hemp-based medicines. The promised draft law is still awaited, however, and will then require the approval of the national parliament.

March 31, 2014

Read the 2012 and 2013 HCLU Film Catalogues

In 2012, the HCLU produced 154 movies, of which 76 are foreign-language, and 78 are in Hungarian. In 2013, we produced 64 movies - 16 in Hungarian and 48 in other languages. During those two years, we won five prizes and held five training courses in video advocacy. Browse these two catalogues and open the videos by clicking on the links.

May 30, 2013

Will Poland allow medical marijuana use?

Despite a growing number of countries allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes, is the Warsaw government still on the side of prohibition? A glimmer of hope appeared recently, but will it be enough to allow those who need the plant in order to be cured?

November 25, 2011
November 18, 2011

Drug, Set and Setting – Today.

Watch the exciting presentations by Julie Holland, Gabor Maté and Carl Hart held at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference 2011 in Los Angeles.

November 13, 2005

Campaign for Harm Reduction in Hungary

More than 50 professionals from 26 countries supported the SignOn letter circulated by the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union.