The Beckley Foundation’s Drug Policy Programme is dedicated to providing a rigorous, independent review of global drugs policy. Its ultimate aim is to reduce the harm currently being done by the misuse of drugs which is largely created by misconceived drugs legislation. We are hoping to initiate the adoption of new policies which  are rational, and which  take into account evidence, rather than being rooted – as at present – in unscientific ideology.

To achieve this we are undertaking original research into the social and economic impact of drugs and disseminating information about it through our publications. We also organize and host influential international seminars which bring together leading scientists, policy-makers and thought-leaders.