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Over 40 much-cited books, reports and briefing papers have been written and/or inspired by the Beckley Foundation’s Policy Programme, which brings together policy-makers, scientists and other specialists to open up discussion and dispel the taboo surrounding the subject of global drug policy reform.

THE BECKLEY FOUNDATION'S POLICY PUBLICATIONS
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Drug Policy in Guatemala: Constraints and Opportunities

Drug Policies and the Politics of Drugs in the Americas, 2016

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Roadmaps to Regulation: Coca, Cocaine, and Derivatives

Amanda Feilding (Convener and Editor) with Paul Gootenberg, Ricardo Vargas, and Hugo Cabieses (Section Coordinators), 2016

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Roadmaps to Regulation: Cannabis, Psychedelics, MDMA, and NPS

Amanda Feilding (Coordinating Editor) and Nicola Singleton, with additional input from Alex Stevens, 2016

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Políticas Sobre el Cannabis

Robin Room, Benedikt Fisher, Wayne Hall, Simon Lenton, Peter Reuter, Diana Rossi, Raúl Alejandro Corda (Authors), Manuel Casals (Translator), Amanda Feilding, Thomas C Schelling (Contributors), 2014

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Cannabis and the Psychedelics: Reviewing the UN Drug Conventions

Prohibition, Religious Freedom, and Human Rights: Regulating Traditional Drug Use, 2013

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Illicit Drug Markets and Dimensions of Violence in Guatemala

Amanda Feilding, Project Director; Corina Giacomello, Field Researcher, 2013

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Paths for Reform: Proposed Options for Alternative Drug Policies in Guatemala

Amanda Feilding, Project Director; Corina Giacomello, Field Researcher, 2013

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Licensing and Regulation of the Cannabis Market in England and Wales: A Cost/Benefit Analysis

Stephen Pudney, Emilia Del Bono, Mark Bryan, 2013

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The Resurrection of Psychedelic Research

Harm Reduction in Substance Use and High-Risk Behaviour, 2012

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Roadmaps to Reforming the UN Drug Conventions

Edited by Robin Room; Contributions by Robin Room and Sarah Mackay, 2012

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Rethinking US Drug Policy

Peter Hakim, 2011

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Briefing paper: Drug Use: Knowledge, Culture And Context.

Christopher Hallam and Dave Bewley-Taylor, January 2010

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Briefing paper: What Can We Learn From Sweden’s Drug Policy Experience?

Christopher Hallam, January 2010

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Briefing paper: Comparing the Drug Situation Across Countries: Problems, Pitfalls and Possibilities.

Louisa Degenhardt, Christopher Hallam and Dave Bewley-Taylor, September 2009

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Briefing paper: The Swiss Four Pillars Policy: An Evolution From Local Experimentation to Federal Law

Jean-Félix Savary, Chris Hallam and Dave Bewley-Taylor, May 2009

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The Incarceration of Drug Offenders: An Overview

Dave Bewley-Taylor, Chris Hallam, Rob Allen, March 2009

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Drug Markets and Urban Violence: Can tackling one reduce the other?

Dave Bewley-Taylor, Alex Stevens, Pablo Dreyfus, January 2009

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Briefing paper: An Overview of Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate

Dave Bewley-Taylor and Chris Hallam, October 2008

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Briefing paper: Ten Years of Plan Colombia: An Analytic Assessment

Beatriz Acevedo, with Dave Bewley-Taylor and Coletta Youngers, September 2008

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Briefing paper: Drug Control in Georgia: Drug Testing and the Reduction of Drug Use?

David Otiashvili, Péter Sározi, Gábor L Somogyi, May 2008

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Understanding Drug Markets And How To Influence Them

Laura Wilson, Alex Stevens, 2008

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Report of the Global Cannabis Commission

Robin Room, Wayne Hall, Peter Reuter, Benedikt Fischer, and Simon Lenton. Convened by Amanda Feilding, 2008

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Recalibrating the Regime: The need for a human rights-based approach to international drug policy

Maureen Meyer with contributions from Coletta Youngers and Dave Bewley-Taylor, February 2008

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Briefing paper: The Effects of Decriminalization of Drug Use in Portugal

Caitlin Hughes, Alex Stevens, December 2007

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Briefing paper: At a Crossroads: Drug Trafficking, Violence and the Mexican State

Maureen Meyer, with contributions from Coletta Youngers and Dave Bewley-Taylor, November 2007

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Briefing paper: The Australian “Heroin Shortage” Six Years On: What, if any, are the Implications for Drug Policy?

Louisa Degenhardt, Carolyn Day, Wayne Hall, Dave R Bewley-Taylor, July 2007

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Prisons & Drugs: a global review of incarceration, drug use and drug services

Kate Dolan, Effat Merghati Khoei, Cinzia Brentari, Alex Stevens, June 2007

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Briefing paper: Report of the Third Beckley International Drug Policy Seminar

Mike Trace, Gábor Somogyi, Christopher Hallam, Dave Bewley-Taylor, January 2007

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The funding of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime; an unfinished jigsaw

Dave Bewley-Taylor, Mike Trace, November 2006

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Treatment for Dependent Drug Use: A guide for policymakers

Alex Stevens, Christopher Hallam, Mike Trace, September 2006

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Monitoring Drug Policy Outcomes: The measurement of drug related harm

Marcus Roberts, Dave Bewley-Taylor, Mike Trace, July 2006

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Cannabis and Mental Health Responses to the Emerging Evidence

Neil Hunt, Simon Lenton, John Witton, April 2006

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The International Narcotics Control Board: Watchdog or Guardian of the UN Drug Control Conventions?

Dave Bewley-Taylor, Mike Trace, February 2006

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Briefing paper: Drug Policy in India: Compounding Harm?

Molly Charles, Dave Bewley-Taylor, Amanda Feilding, October 2005

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Facing the future: The Challenge For National and International Drug Policy

Marcus Roberts, Dave Bewley-Taylor, Mike Trace, October 2005

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Briefing paper: UNAIDS & The Prevention of HIV Infection Through Injecting Drug Use

Mike Trace, Diane Riley, Gerry Stimson, September 2005

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Briefing paper: The Rise Of Harm Reduction in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Bijan Nissaramanesh, Mike Trace, Marcus Roberts, July 2005

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Briefing paper: Incarceration of Drug Offenders: Costs and Impacts

Dave Bewley-Taylor, Mike Trace, Alex Stevens, June 2005

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Reducing Drug Related Crime: An Overview of the Global Evidence

Alex Stevens, Mike Trace, Dave Bewley-Taylor, June 2005

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Reducing Drug Related Harms to Health: A Review of the Global Evidence

Neil Hunt, Mike Trace, Dave Bewley-Taylor, February 2005

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Briefing paper: Decriminalisation of Drugs in Portugal: A Current Overview

Laurence Allen, Mike Trace, Axel Klein, 2005

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Law Enforcement and Supply Reduction

Marcus Roberts, Axel Klein, Mike Trace, January 2005

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Briefing paper: Thailand’s ‘War on Drugs’

Marcus Roberts, Mike Trace, Axel Klein, December 2004

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Briefing paper: Upheavals in the Australian Drug Market: Heroin Drought, Stimulant Flood

William Bush, Marcus Roberts, Mike Trace, August 2004

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Briefing paper: Drug Consumption Rooms

Marcus Roberts, Axel Klein, Mike Trace, August 2004

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Assessing Drug Policy: Principles & Practice

Marcus Roberts, Axel Klein, Mike Trace, July 2004

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Briefing Paper: Drug Policy and the HIV Pandemic in Russia and Ukraine

Axel Klein, Marcus Roberts, Mike Trace, May 2004

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Briefing Paper: Reclassification of Cannabis in the United Kingdom

Mike Trace, Axel Klein, Marcus Roberts, May 2004

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Towards a Review of Global Policies on Illegal Drugs

Marcus Roberts, Axel Klein, Mike Trace, May 2004

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