Should Ayahuasca Tourism in Peru Be Regulated?

When a Canadian man was lynched by a Shipibo community...

Brazilian Ayahuasca Practitioner Arrested and Sentenced to Prison in Russia

The recent sentencing of Brazilian ayahuasca practitioner Eduardo Chianca Roca in Moscow made it clear that Russian courts will readily prosecute people using or...

Statement on Ayahuasca

Editorial Note: This statement is a few years old so the status of some "current" issues mentioned may have changed. Yet, its basic concerns and...

Storming the Gates of Psychedelia: Scientists Commit to Collaboration in the...

  Everyone is talking about psychedelic drugs. The late-night TV show host Chelsea Handler drinks the sacramental ayahuasca brew on Netflix. Last week, the conservative...

Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy During Prohibition

    Not much has been written about the practical and legal considerations for working with clients who utilize psychedelics, despite an increasing popular interest in...

Psychedelic Markets of the Future

Psychedelic Markets of the Future Discussions of legalizing psychedelics to date consist of more questions than answers. The medical model is insufficient but there have...

A New Era of Psychedelic Policy?

Since the beginning of the US-led War on Drugs nearly 50 years ago, when certain plants and molecules were criminalized—substances selected, in part, for...

How Should Plant Medicines Be Regulated?

While many of us in the psychedelic community are clear that plant medicines shouldn’t be criminalized, there is less agreement regarding what might replace...

Peyote in the United States: Prisoner of War as the War...

Peyote (Lophophora williamsii) is a small cactus of the Chihuahuan Desert that has a history of human use dating back at least 6,000 year....

Why Are Some Drugs Legal, and Others Illegal?

When Spaniards first arrived in the Americas, they encountered an array of mood altering substances, from tobacco, to chocolate, peyote, and ololiuqui. They debated...
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