Beckley Foundation Press
The Beckley Foundation Press was created to allow the publication of Drug Policy and Scientific material that was not being picked up by mainstream publishing houses due to the controversial nature of the material. Since its establishment in 2008, the Beckley Press has made great strides in bringing this type of literature to a wider audience and has formed publishing collaborations with other larger publishers such as Oxford University Press.
The book gives a new and definitive translation of Albert Hofmann’s autobiography ‘LSD: My Problem Child’ and collection of essays Insights/Outlooks’, published by Beckley Foundation Press and Oxford University Press.
Dr Albert Hofmann died in 2008 aged 102. The philosopher-chemist would have been a remarkable man even if he hadn’t discovered the chemical compound that changed the course of the 20th century – LSD. Voted the greatest living genius in a 2007 poll, the self-described ‘little Swiss chemist’ was as much loved and respected for his personal nobility and modesty as he was for his chemical creations, which besides LSD, included chemicals used every day in maternity and geriatric wards the world over.
The book represents the first ever comprehensive review of the psychological and pharmacological effects of LSD. It draws on data from more than 3000 experimental and clinical studies, with more than 1000 referenced. It provides a unique and valuable resource for anyone interested in better understanding this complex and controversial hallucinogenic drug.
The monograph entitled ‘Non-Invasive Evaluation of Human Brain Fluid Dynamics and Skull Biomechanics in Relation to Cognitive Functioning’, published through Beckley Foundation Press is available for download here!
The Global Cannabis Commission Report was convened by Amanda Feilding (Director of the Beckley Foundation) in 2006, when she realised that although cannabis accounts for 80% of illegal drug use, it was hardly ever mentioned at international drug policy meetings such as at the UN. The Report, entitled ‘Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate’ was presented at the Beckley Foundation Seminar in 2008. In 2010 the Report was co-published by the Beckley Foundation Press and Oxford University Press under the same title.
“That which is prohibited cannot easily be regulated”.
To download the full Global Cannabis Commission report ‘Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate’ click here.