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World Ayahuasca Conference

April 30, 2014 Global Policy News

The World Ayahuasca Conference is co-sponsored by the Beckley Foundation. In the last decade, the interest and use of ayahuasca has expanded exponentially. This phenomenon has both activated the advancement of scientific research into its effects, risks and therapeutic potential, as well as serious legal, ethical and sustainability challenges. The World Ayahuasca Conference 2014, organized […]

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Cannabis and the Psychedelics: Reviewing the UN Drug Conventions (Chapter)

April 15, 2014 Beckley in the Media

Amanda Feilding – Director of the Beckley Foundation – is the author of a chapter in this newly published book. Abstract (for the chapter): The current international prohibitionist approach to the regulation of psychoactive drugs causes serious harms. It creates an illicit market that is responsible for conflict and corruption; denies medication to the world’s […]

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New Zealand : Amanda Feilding’s Talk

March 25, 2014 Global Policy News

Beckley Foundation Director, Amanda Feilding, flew to New Zealand last week to present the keynote talk at the ‘Pathway to Reform’ conference hosted by the STAR Trust. Amanda was invited to present the Beckley Foundation’s view on New Zealand’s landmark Psychoactive Substances Act – an innovative piece of legislation which aims to strictly test and […]

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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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