ayahuasca

Drugs

The Church Where It’s Legal to Use Ayahuasca

Owen James, founder of Ceu de Toronto, is expecting new members to flock to the church after it received an exemption from Health Canada to use the hallucinogenic drug.
Hilary Beaumont
3 days ago
News

Canada Grants More Religions Ability to Import Ayahuasca

A total of five religious groups now are allowed to use the hallucinogenic in their ceremonies.
Sarah Krichel
5.9.19
The Burnout and Escapism Issue

I Took Ayahuasca at a Countryside Retreat and It Was as Profound as They Say It Is

It wasn’t scary. It was beautiful. Magical. Out of this world. It was bizarre and yet it made complete sense. And I was not alone. And I never would be again.
Anonymous Author
12.19.18
Drugs

Is Ayahuasca Mainstream Now?

The psychoactive Amazonian brew is gaining traction among a widening group of people.
Madison Margolin
12.18.18
News

Peru Authorities Say Canadian Killed Respected Ayahuasca Shaman

Sebastian Woodroffe of BC died in what authorities in Peru called a “lynching” in April.
Allison Tierney
5.4.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

The Bizarre Murder Case of a Revered Ayahuasca Shaman

On today's episode, reporter Allison Tierney unpacks the twisted deaths of Olivia Arévalo Lomas and the Canadian tourist suspected of killing her.
VICE Staff
5.4.18
crime

The Global Ayahuasca Community Is Reeling in the Wake of Recent Murders

A Canadian was lynched after allegedly killing a shaman in Peru, putting a spotlight on the dynamic of ayahuasca tourism.
Allison Tierney
5.1.18
News

Peru Prosecutors Say Canadian Killed by Lynch Mob May Have Shot Ayahuasca Shaman

Locals in the Amazon appear to have taken justice into their own hands after a tourist was accused of killing a revered Indigenous healer.
Allison Tierney
4.25.18
News

Two Arrests Ordered After Lynch Mob Kills Canadian Man in Peru

Sebastian Woodroffe went to the Amazon to study plant medicine. Then he was accused of killing an ayahuasca shaman.
Allison Tierney
4.24.18
News

Canadian Lynched by Mob After Being Accused of Killing Peruvian Shaman

Here’s everything we know about the death of Sebastian Woodroffe.
Allison Tierney
4.23.18
Drugs

Two Montreal Religious Groups Can Now Legally Import Ayahuasca

Hurray! No more trips to Peru.
Simon Coutu
4.12.18
Drugs

Criminalization Makes It Harder to Study Ayahuasca, Scientists Say

It's an impediment to medical research on ayahuasca's potential to treat mental health disorders.
Victoria Chan
11.23.17
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