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Drug reformers to converge on New Zealand : Amanda Feilding Talk

March 11, 2014 Global Policy News

‘Pathway to Reform’ is a unique opportunity to hear how New Zealand became the first country in the world to regulate the legal highs industry. Learn how the industry worked with the government to develop a ‘reverse onus’ model to future-proof drug policy and address the emerging realities of Psychoactive Substances in society. Find out […]

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How Ecstasy Acts on The Brain And Hints at Therapeutic Uses

January 24, 2014 BF Scientific Publications

MDMA is by no means a new substance in the drug landscape. Its recreational use sparked in the 1980s and has been sustained until now. However, veiled by a mix of urban legend, unscrupulous reporting and particularly harsh regulation; its mechanisms of action have remained mostly unknown. One of our goals here at the Beckley […]

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Guatemala considers the legalisation of opium for the medicinal market

December 20, 2013 Beckley Foundation in Guatemala

As proposed in the advice that Beckley Director Amanda Feilding gave to President Pérez Molina and Foreign Secretary Fernando Carrera in January 2013, in our report Paths for Reform, 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, […]

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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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Conference in Amsterdam – Amanda’s Talk

November 5, 2013 Drug Legalisation

At the end of last week Beckley Foundation Director Amanda Feilding flew to an Expert Conference in Amsterdam, hosted by the Transnational Institute. She was invited to present the Beckley Foundation’s most recent Report ‘Licensing and Regulation of the Cannabis Market in England and Wales: Towards a Cost-Benefit Analysis’, the first Report of its kind. […]

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Amanda Feilding on BBC Oxford

October 23, 2013 Beckley in the Media

On Sunday afternoon Director of the Beckley Foundation Amanda Feilding was invited to take part in a panel discussion on BBC Oxford. She joined Michelle X, MS sufferer cautioned for growing medical marijuana to alleviate her symptoms, and other experts and commentators, to debate whether cannabis should be legally available to those in pain. Michelle’s […]

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NEURONS TO NIRVANA

October 18, 2013 Uncategorized

A world premiere: NEURONS TO NIRVANA:   A feature documentary about the resurgence of psychedelics as medicine. Through interviews with the world’s foremost researchers, writers, psychologists and pioneers in psychedelic psychotherapy, the film explores the history of five powerful psychedelic substances (LSD, Psilocybin, MDMA, Ayahuasca and Cannabis) and their previously established medicinal potential. Strictly focusing […]

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A Regulated Cannabis Market in England and Wales – A Cost / Benefit Analysis

September 14, 2013 Uncategorized

A new report from the Beckley Foundation: Licensing and Regulation of the Cannabis Market in England and Wales: Towards a Cost/Benefit Analysis   The  Beckley Foundation has just released an important new report that quantifies for the first time the potential net benefit to be gained by legal regulation and taxation of the cannabis market […]

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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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At last, the edifice of drugs prohibition is starting to crumble

June 18, 2013 Achievements

We are seeing a dramatic shift in favour of drug decriminalisation and unlocking the therapeutic potential of psychedelics Amanda Feilding guardian.co.uk, The past two months have been an incredibly busy and productive time for global drug policy reform and scientific research into psychedelic drugs. Never in my 15 years as director of the Beckley Foundation

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