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Cannabis and the Psychedelics: Reviewing the UN Drug Conventions (Chapter)

April 15, 2014 Beckley in the Media

Amanda Feilding – Director of the Beckley Foundation – is the author of a chapter in this newly published book. Abstract (for the chapter): The current international prohibitionist approach to the regulation of psychoactive drugs causes serious harms. It creates an illicit market that is responsible for conflict and corruption; denies medication to the world’s […]

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Amanda Feilding Interviewed In New Statesman

September 20, 2012 Beckley in the Media

Amanda Feilding, Director of the Beckley Foundation, on what’s wrong with our drug laws – and how magic mushrooms might help treat depression.

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Beckley Foundation Inagurated at Guatemalan Palace

July 5, 2012 Beckley Foundation in Guatemala

President Otto Pérez Molina has launched our Latin American Chapter in Guatemala at a ceremony at the Presidential Palace, in the presence of senior members of the Government and Judiciary. The President also signed our Public Letter calling for an end to the War on Drugs (photo). He is the first incumbent Head of Government […]

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President Otto Pérez Molina Launches Beckley Foundation in Guatemala

July 2, 2012 Beckley Foundation in Guatemala

President of Guatemala: War on Drugs has Failed Pérez launches Beckley Foundation Guatemala and signs Beckley Public Letter July 2012 The Beckley Foundation is launching in Guatemala at the invitation of President Otto Pérez Molina, in order to assist in the development of new and more effective drug policies. The President will sign the Beckley […]

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The Beckley Foundation: REWRITING THE UN DRUG CONVENTIONS

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Click the LINK below for full PDF Document BF_Rewriting UN Conv-summary (1)

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Magic mushrooms, international law and the failed ‘war on drugs’, Amanda Feilding

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 Recent research suggesting potential therapeutic benefits of psilocybin focuses attention on the need to reform drug laws It’s been a busy fortnight. First the publication of two major peer-reviewed research papers about magic mushrooms that attracted worldwide publicity. Then off to Prague for an international drugs policy symposium. And just last week, news of a […]

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Global Initiative for Drug Policy Reform

November 15, 2011 Featured Slider

www.reformdrugpolicy.com (Launched 16/11/11) Objectives To promote health-oriented, cost-effective drug policies based on scientific evidence and human rights. To support the rational redistribution of resources away from criminalisation and incarceration and towards healthcare, education and rehabilitation. To bring together and provide a forum for a) the Global Commission on Drug Policy; b) countries who have successfully […]

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Report of the Global Commission on Drug Policy

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Thursday June 2, 2011 saw the publication of the Global Commissions Report on Drug Policy which implores that we begin the transformation of the current prohibitionist approach to drug policy (which has been based on ideology and political convenience) into the development of evidence-based, cost-effective, harm-reducing drug policies.  These are aims that the Beckley Foundation has […]

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War on drugs not working, says global commission

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Governments should end criminalisation of drugs, according to high profile panel, including Kofi Annan and Sir Richard Branson Associated Press guardian.co.uk, Thursday 2 June 2011 08.51 BST The global war on drugs has failed and governments should explore legalising marijuana and other controlled substances, according to a commission that includes former heads of state and […]

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Taking Drugs Seriously

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A report published by Demos/UKDPC entitled Taking Drugs Seriously, sets out clearly how legal highs have exposed the antiquated Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (MDA) as totally inadequate legislation. They propose a whole new range of regulatory controls for the 600 or so drugs (and growing) covered by the act. Since first coming to public […]

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