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University of Bath MSc Health Psychology graduate. Stakeholder Engagement Officer at Volteface. Interested in addiction and drug reform.

This piece was originally published for Volteface.


This piece was originally written for Volteface


This piece was originally written for Volteface


This piece was originally published for Volteface


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This piece was originally published for Volteface


This piece was originally published for Volteface.


This piece was originally published for Volteface.

Oftentimes we are keen to distinguish between medical and recreational cannabis use. But does this distinction do more harm than good for advancing recreational reform?

Many assume that this distinction is an important one, but is it?


Fear, uncertainty, loneliness — increased psychological problems are a clear consequence of this pandemic. Could mind-expanding drugs be a possible treatment?

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Psymposia’s recent article highlighted “changing society is much more complicated than changing our minds”.The extraordinary impact of COVID-19 across all facets of society requires interdisciplinary action as we are likely experiencing the greatest mental health obstacle of our time. Unpredictability, uncertainty, misinformation and social isolation are adding to the melting pot of this global mental health crisis.

Could psychedelics be a plausible solution to the consequences of COVID-19?

Growing psychiatric evidence shows LSD and psilocybin…


Microdosing may improve productivity, creativity and mood, but what does the evidence say?

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This piece was originally published for Volteface.


This piece was originally written for Volteface.

Yesterday, history was made with the UN reclassifying cannabis. This removes cannabis from the list of most dangerous narcotics, recognising its medical value.

The decision was voted on by the Commission for Narcotic Drugs. A series of recommendations on reclassifying cannabis were considered, the key being the removal of it from Schedule IV of 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. The five remaining recommendations were turned down.

Katya Kowalski

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