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MAGIC MEDICINE

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MAGIC MEDICINE

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 79m 15s

Release date 08/11/2018

BBFCInsight drug references

Genre(s) Documentary

Director(s) Monty Wates

Summary MAGIC MEDICINE is a documentary about a programme of research into whether psychedelic drugs such as psilocybin could be used to treat depression.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 29/10/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

MAGIC MEDICINE is a documentary about a programme of research into whether psychedelic drugs such as psilocybin could be used to treat depression.

Drugs

Patients who suffer from anxiety and depression take part in a medical trial that involves taking doses of psilocybin within controlled conditions. A man appealing for medical researchers to gain access to illegal drugs makes a verbal reference to 'magic mushrooms', 'LSD' and 'cannabis' being less harmful to society than alcohol. The documentary does not encourage drug misuse outside the safe parameters of a medical trial.

There is a reference to child abuse when a man undergoing treatment hallucinates his father trying to smother him with a pillow. There is infrequent strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder terms including 'bloody' and 'crap'.

Details

Title
MAGIC MEDICINE
Year
2018
Distributor(s)
Dartmouth Films
Classified date(s)
25/10/2018
Main language
English
Submitted run time
79m 15s
Approved footage
7132+8
BBFC reference
AFF367988
Registration number
CFJ45981

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