This webinar will explore what factors explain the revival of interest in the therapeutic use of psychedelic drugs.
This presentation will answer the following questions: What factors have contributed to renewed research interest in psychedelic drugs? How does the recent research relate to earlier psychedelic research? What research studies have been done and what have they shown? How should we regulate the clinical use of psychedelic drugs to treat addiction and mental disorders? Should we allow the nonmedical use of psychedelic drugs by adults?
About the speaker
Wayne Hall is Emeritus Professor at the National Centre for Youth Substance Use Research at the University of Queensland and the Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences. He was: a Professor at the National Addiction Centre, Kings College London (2014-2019); Director of Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research (2014-2016), NHMRC Australia Fellow (2009-2014), Professor of Public Health Policy, School of Population Health (2005-2009), Director of the Office of Public Policy and Ethics, Institute for Molecular Bioscience (2001-2005) and Executive Director of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (1994-2001). He has advised the World Health Organization on the health effects of cannabis use; drug substitution treatment; the global burden of disease; and the ethical implications of genetic and neuroscience research on addiction.