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Guatemala’s president: ‘My country bears the scars from the war on drugs’

January 21, 2013 Beckley Foundation in Guatemala

President Perez Molina discusses the failed war on drugs, and the Beckley Foundation’s drug policy work in Guatemala, in an interview with the Observer newspaper.

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President Otto Pérez Molina discusses drug policy with the Beckley Foundation

January 18, 2013 Beckley Foundation in Guatemala

In a meeting with the President of Guatemala and his Heads of State, Amanda Feilding presented the Beckley Foundation’s analysis of the situation in Guatemala and our recommendations for measures the government can take to improve domestic drug policy.

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Amanda Feilding to meet with Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina

January 14, 2013 Beckley Foundation in Guatemala

Director Amanda Feilding, is travelling to Guatemala for meetings with President Otto Pérez Molina, his Foreign Minister, and other senior figures in the Guatemalan government. She will be presenting our proposals for alternative drug policy options in Guatemala, which aim to reduce violence and corruption and allow resources currently devoted to tackling criminality to be re-allocated for health, education and development.

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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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Beckley Foundation and Latin America

April 19, 2012 Beckley Foundation in Guatemala

The recent 2012 Summit of the Americas in Cartagena opened up positive avenues for progress in drug policy reform. President Santos’s welcome call for the establishment of an expert taskforce to assess how current drug control regimes can be improved to create more effective, cheaper alternatives is fully in line with the Beckley Foundation’s work […]

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Conclusions and Recommendations of the Cannabis Commission

December 12, 2010 BF Drug Policy Initiatives

Conclusions & Recommendations To download click here Translations available: French German Spanish Portuguese Italian Russian Greek Serbian Conclusions About Cannabis Use and Harms In the last half century recreational use of cannabis has become widely established among teenagers and young adults in a broad range of developed countries and in some developing countries. In developed […]

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International Society for the Study of Drug Policy

October 7, 2010 Achievements

The ISSDP was initiated at the Beckley Foundation Global Drug Policy Seminar 2004. Currently the ISSDP Coordinating Committee is chaired by Professor Peter Reuter of the University of Maryland, USA . Its Vice-President is Alison Ritter, Associate Professor at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Australia. The other Committee members are: Henri Bergeron (Senior […]

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International Drug Policy Consortium

September 22, 2010 BF Drug Policy Initiatives

The International Drug Policy Consortium is a global network of NGOs and professional networks that come together to promote objective and open debate on drug policy issues at the national and international level. We support evidence-based policies that are effective in reducing drug-related harm. The Consortium was initiated at the Beckley Foundation seminar entitled Global Drug […]

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A Rational Scale of Harm

September 9, 2010 Achievements

Development of a Rational Scale to Assess the Harm of Drugs of Potential Misuse Article in the Lancet 2007: 369, 1047-1053 (Full Text) One of the recurring themes of the Beckley Foundation seminars over the last few years has been highlighting the haphazard and inflexible nature of the current classification system for illegal drugs, which […]

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The Beckley Foundation’s Global Cannabis Commission new Book ‘Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate’

September 2, 2010 Achievements

The Beckley Foundation’s Global Cannabis Commission is now published as a book in association with Oxford University Press entitled: ‘Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate’ Cannabis, marijuana, pot, ganja – it goes by many names – is by far the most widely used illegal substance, and accounts for more arrests than any other drug. Politicians the […]

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