Posts Tagged ‘Amanda Feilding’

The New Cocaine Mafia

The New Cocaine Mafia
Vanguard correspondent Christof Putzel travels to southern Italy to investigate how Europe’s growing appetite for cocaine is funding the growth of West African crime syndicates and fueling a turf war with Italy’s largest mafia organization, the Camorra.
March 8th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

Mexican Drug Policy Reform Movement Takes Shape

Mexican Drug Policy Reform Movement Takes Shape
The Beckley Foundation’s tour of North and South America with the Global Cannabis Commission is having a big effect. Mexico in particular is taking the lead in pushing for a paradigm shift in international drug policy. International Conference in Mexico City Provides Hope, Inspiration to a Budding...
March 1st, 2010 | Health & Happiness | Read More

Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate

Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate
Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate, analyzes cannabis policies around the world and lays out the advantages of a fully regulated legal market and how a country can overcome the international conventions in order to have policies that better suites its individual needs. Below is an excerpt from...
March 1st, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

LSD for the NHS?

LSD for the NHS?
This recent article from The Financial Times reports on the scientific progress the Beckley Foundation has been making in the last few years. A British charity is stepping up efforts to rehabilitate LSD, one of the world’s best-known “recreational” drugs, for medicinal use. The Beckley Foundation,...
February 16th, 2010 | Science of the Mind | Read More

Evolvers Spores: The Future of Psychedelics

Evolvers Spores: The Future of Psychedelics
Evolver.net, MAPS, the Beckley Foundation, and Brainwaving present Evolvers Spores: The Future of Psychedelics For millennia, cultures around the world expanded minds and visions with “teacher plants” – what we commonly know today as psychedelics. The widespread popularity of LSD during the 1960s...
February 10th, 2010 | Altered States | Read More

Psychedelics and Species Connectedness

Psychedelics and Species Connectedness
Evidence suggests that at the very least the consumption of psychedelic substances leads to an increased concern for Nature and ecological issues. On one level we can understand that this may be due to a basic appreciation of place and aesthetics that accompanies the increased sensory experience, or...
February 8th, 2010 | Extended Mind | Read More

Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate

Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate
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...
February 4th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

The Shaman’s Renaissance

The Shaman’s Renaissance
A new religion is spreading to Britain – its central sacrament the consumption of a hallucinogenic Class A drug. Here’s a report from the faith’s heartland in the rainforests of the Amazon I am deep in the Amazon rainforest, anxiously losing my mind as the world begins to disintegrate....
February 1st, 2010 | Spirituality | Read More

It’s lack of balance that makes skunk cannabis do harm

It’s lack of balance that makes skunk cannabis do harm
THE effects of cannabis on mental health have attracted much attention over the years. As far back as the 19th century it was recognised that cannabis could induce a transient psychosis which mimics the symptoms of schizophrenia. Despite this, until the last decade or so, most psychiatrists regarded...
January 29th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

US opens its first marijuana cafe

US opens its first marijuana cafe
America’s first marijuana cafe has opened – as a private club – posing an early test of the Obama administration’s move to relax policing of medical use of the drug. The Cannabis Cafe in Portland, Oregon, is the first to give certified medical marijuana users a place to obtain the drug...
January 20th, 2010 | Health & Happiness | Read More