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Ayahuasca and the Vines of Politics

The debate over ayahuasca does not appear to be driven by robust scientific data, nor by any appeal to reason. It is not a religious issue either, because England is a secular country (and besides, drugs are not scheduled in the Bible.) Does big business control the strings, or is it nothing more than an assumption that drugs are bad, and that war must be waged against bad things?

High Society at the Wellcome Collection

According to their press release the Wellcome Collection’s latest exhibition High Society  “explores the role of mind-altering drugs in history and culture” and challenges “the perception that drugs are a...