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The Beckley Foundation calls for regulation of LSD and other psychedelics for recreational use at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference.

November 19, 2015 Press Releases

Press Release The Beckley Foundation calls for regulation of LSD and other psychedelics for recreational use at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference. The Beckley Foundation, through its Founder and Executive Director Amanda Feilding, is urging for ground-breaking reforms to grant legal access, not only to cannabis, but also to MDMA, LSD, “magic mushrooms”, and […]

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Beckley Foundation collaborates with Jamaican Ministries of Justice & Industry in a conference on Jamaica’s cannabis reforms and regulations

November 14, 2015 Press Releases

The Beckley Foundation, in partnership with the Jamaican Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Industry, Investment & Commerce, has organised a two-day conference entitled “Jamaica’s Regulated Cannabis Industry: First Steps” taking place in Negril on November 13 and 14, 2015, to coincide with the inaugural Rastafari RootzFest and World Cannabis Cup 2015. Following recent […]

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PRESS RELEASE Channel 4’s DRUGS LIVE: CANNABIS

March 3, 2015 Beckley in the Media

Live TV programme features pioneering cannabis study showing effects of different cannabis varieties. Cannabis is the most widely used illicit substance in the world. In the UK, half of 16-29 year olds have used it at least once in their life. And yet, while hundreds of thousands of studies have documented the ‘problematic’ aspects of […]

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Guatemala Considers Legalising Opium Growing For Medicinal Market

December 18, 2013 Press Releases

As proposed in the advice that Beckley Director Amanda Feilding gave to President Pérez Molina and Foreign Secretary Fernando Carrera in January 2013, Guatemala is considering legalising opium growing for the medicinal market. “More than 90% of the global consumption of opioid analgesics occurs in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States of America and […]

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President of Guatemala Invites Beckley Foundation to Advise on Drug Policy

July 16, 2013 Press Releases

The President of Guatemala invites the Beckley Foundation to open an Office in Guatemala in order to review and help to reform the Drug Policies of the Region. We are emailing to update you about the important event held in Guatemala regarding Drug Policy Reform in Latin American countries. On 3 July, at a Ceremony […]

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Press Release: Breaking the Taboo – International figures back radical new campaign to end war on drugs

December 6, 2012 Press Releases

A new global campaign to end the War on Drugs is launched today, backed by world leaders and celebrities.

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Press Release: The Beckley Foundation-Imperial College Psychedelic Research Programme

January 26, 2012 Beckley Science in the Media

Press Release 25th January 2012 The Beckley Foundation-Imperial College Psychedelic Research Programme Surprising findings of Research: Potential therapeutic applications of psychedelic drugs fMRI brain scans show that psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, lowers the activity of specific brain regions. The finding contradicts the popular belief that psychedelic drugs increase brain activity, and has […]

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Beckley Foundation-Imperial College collaboration publishes revolutionary research on effects of psilocybin on the brain

January 26, 2012 Press Releases

fMRI brain scans show that psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, lowers the activity of specific brain regions. The finding contradicts the popular belief that psychedelic drugs increase brain activity, and has far reaching implications for the therapeutic use of psilocybin in the treatment of depression and cluster headaches, as well as throwing light […]

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House of Lords Event – Beckley Foundation

November 17, 2011 Press Releases

Press Release   International Drug Policy Conference at House of Lords 17th-18th November 2011 New Beckley Foundation Project launched:  Global Initiative for Drug Policy Reform  17th November 2011 On Thursday 17 November, the Beckley Foundation and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform will be hosting a two day international drug policy conference at the […]

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HOFMANN’S ELIXIR: LSD and the New Eleusis

November 4, 2010 Press Releases

Talks and essays by Albert Hofmann and others b. 11 January 1906 – d. 29 April 2008 Published by The Beckley Foundation, 11 November 2010 at £14.99 No other human discovery has so precisely delineated the crossover between matter and spirit as the LSD created by Albert Hofmann. A few millionths of a gramme suffice […]

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CANNABIS POLICY: MOVING BEYOND STALEMATE

November 4, 2010 Press Releases

New Study Calls For a more Rational Approach to Cannabis Control ‘That which is prohibited cannot easily be regulated’ A new book published by the Beckley Foundation and Oxford University Press has concluded that cannabis prohibition policies have comprehensively failed and that a new approach to cannabis policy is urgently needed. The book entitled Cannabis […]

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