Amanda Feilding, Countess of Wemyss and March, is an English drug policy reformer, lobbyist, and research coordinator known for her work in the field of psychedelic science. As founder of the Beckley Institute (formerly the Foundation to Further Consciousness), her work focuses on researching the potential harms and benefits of psychoactive substances and exploring how they can be used to cure sickness and enhance wellbeing.
Psychedelics afford a unique opportunity to expand our understanding of consciousness and its altered states, to develop techniques for enhancing consciousness, and to uncover new avenues of treatment and improved therapeutic techniques.
Jamaica has now not only decriminalised cannabis, eliminating previous convictions for possession, but has also fully acknowledged the religious rights of the Rastafarians, thus becoming the first state to properly recognise the religious use of cannabis.
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