To download the full Global Cannabis Commission report ‘Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate’ click here. The Global Cannabis Commission Report was Convened by Amanda Feilding – Director of the Beckley Foundation Authors of the Report: Professors Robin Room – Wayne Hall – Peter Reuter – Benedikt Fischer – Simon Lenton Commissioners of the Conclusions and Recommendations: […]
Cannabis Policy and the Cannabis Commission
Cannabis is by far the most widely used illegal drug, (accounting for 166 million users out of a total of 200 million users of all illegal drugs), yet it is rarely mentioned in international drug policy discussions. Recognising this, Amanda Feilding convened a team of the world’s leading drug policy analysts to put this right by compiling a comprehensive overview of the subject through the Beckley Foundation’s ‘Global Cannabis Commission’.
The Commission, in its Report, also identified possible routes forward, including depenalisation, decriminalization, and a regulated legal market. It also discussed how individual countries might reform cannabis policies to suit their particular needs. One suggestion is that countries should join together with similarly disposed nations to denounce the current international drugs conventions and instead draw up cannabis-specific conventions more suitable for their culture. The initial report, which can be found below, was later refined and published as a highly influential book ‘Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate’.