Press Releases

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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