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Conference in Amsterdam – Amanda’s Talk

November 5, 2013 Drug Legalisation

At the end of last week Beckley Foundation Director Amanda Feilding flew to an Expert Conference in Amsterdam, hosted by the Transnational Institute. She was invited to present the Beckley Foundation’s most recent Report ‘Licensing and Regulation of the Cannabis Market in England and Wales: Towards a Cost-Benefit Analysis’, the first Report of its kind. […]

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Report from cross-party Parliamentary Group calls for radical drug policy reform

January 14, 2013 Drug abuse

A panel of peers from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Drug Policy Reform today released a new report. It focuses on ‘legal highs’, but also makes a number of other recommendations including decriminalising personal drug use and introducing a ‘class D’ to the current classification system, to allow carefully controlled sale of those psychoactives considered to pose a relatively low risk of harm. It is the third major report in as many months to recommend sweeping changes to UK drug policy.

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Legal Highs May Be More Damaging When Made Illegal

January 11, 2013 Drug Legalisation

Legal highs are being driven into more harmful forms by current legislation. Several commentators think it is time we rethink the way we make laws that seek to control these designer drugs.

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Comment: Politicians don’t have the guts to support us in public

December 6, 2012 Beckley in the Media

Politicians will say many things privately but never dare utter them in public, especially when in office. Only when they are out of power do they reveal their true feelings. And this is no truer than the when addressing the ‘D’ word – drugs. Support the regulation of drugs and your career could be over. Or could it?

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Paths for Reform: Proposed Options for Alternative Drug Policies in Guatemala

November 12, 2012 Beckley Foundation in Guatemala

Amanda Feilding, Director of the Beckley Foundation, presented the Beckley Foundation’s initial drug policy proposals to Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina and his key advisors in January 2013.

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Kenneth Clarke says UK war on drugs is failing

July 4, 2012 Drug Legalisation

A Cabinet minister has declared for the first time that Britain is “plainly” losing the war on drugs. CLICK HERE FOR ORIGINAL ARTICLE IN TELEGRAPH Kenneth Clarke, the Justice Secretary, admitted little progress had been made over the past 30 years and that the authorities may even be “going backwards”. He told MPs that drugs […]

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