BF Policy Publications

Reclassification of Cannabis in the UK

October 20, 2010 BF drug policy publications

On 29 January 2004, an amendment to the drug laws came into effect in the UK that moved cannabis and its derivatives from Class B to Class C under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, the primary drug control legislation in the UK. This is likely to reduce the priority that law enforcement agencies give […]

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Drug Market and Urban Violence: Can tackling one reduce the other?

September 22, 2010 BF drug policy publications

One of the most worrying aspects of the global trade in illicit drugs is the link to urban violence. This is a leading cause of death in many countries. It is also linked to other harms, such as morbidity, reductions in economic growth and the opportunity costs of investments in incarceration, police forces and private […]

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The Incarceration of Drug Offenders: An Overview

September 22, 2010 BF drug policy publications

Here we provide an overview of some of the available incarceration data from around the world and bring together much contemporary research on the topic. A great deal of the discussion concerns one of the most enthusiastic supporters of incarceration as a drug prevention measure. However, we suggest that the results of policy within the […]

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BF Drug Policy Publications

September 8, 2010 BF Policy Publications

In 1998 when Amanda started the Beckley Foundation she was appalled by the lack of knowledge of the experts and the lack of scientific evidence on which policy decisions were based. The Beckley Foundation Drug Policy Programme (BFDPP) was set up to develop a scientifically-evaluated evidence base, and provide a rigorous, independent review of current […]

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