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Psychedelics might be for the mind what the microscope and the telescope are for the living world beneath our feet, and the stars above our heads. 

    -     This paraphrasing of Stanislav Grof is the good we as a society stand for, along with the freedom of science needed to prove or disprove it.

Welcome to the UCL Society for the Application of Psychedelics.

At SAP we believe that psychedelics such as LSD and Psilocybin, the active ingredient in Magic Mushrooms, have a great potential for use as therapies for a range of predominantly mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety and addiction. We advocate modern rigorous trials to explore this possibility - something that has been prohibited by the classification of these drugs since the 1970's not only as Class A for recreational use, but Schedule 1 for research use. The latter has greatly prohibited mankind's ability to understand what these remarkable compounds do to those that ingest them. In doing so this barrier has prevented our harnessing the incredible good they might do, in an attempt to appease largely baseless fears about their harms that stemmed from the politics, rather than the science, of the time.

We put on a welcoming environment of lectures, conferences, socials, journal clubs and an array of unique one off events in between that celebrate the science and the psychedelic.

Come along, open your mind: you never know what you might find.