Campaign launched against ‘anti-science laws’ on magic mushrooms

A psychedelic advocacy group are calling on the Government to change the regulations on psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) so that it can be made available to millions of people suffering from mental health problems.
 
Psilocybin is a non-addictive, non-toxic and naturally-occurring compound found in hundreds of species of mushrooms across the world. Read more...

No consequences for Tory links to Cambridge Analytica

For a group who were incredibly boastful about their clandestine nature during the recent excellent Channel 4 expose, Cambridge Analytica really don’t seem to have done a good job of covering their links to various facets of the British establishment.
 
In fact, they are merely exuding the sort of laissez-faire attitude one would expect from those born into the anachronistic privilege we seem to mass produce in this country. Read more...

UK gets bottle deposit return scheme – but where’s everything else?

March 27 saw UK environment secretary Michael Gove give the green light to a deposit return scheme in England, which will provide a small cash sum for each bottle or can that consumers return for recycling. While a welcome move, its important to keep in mind that this is the first significant tangible policy announcement since January’s year-late publication of the 25 Year Environment Plan. Read more...