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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
5 hours ago
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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
a day ago
News
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
2 days ago
Drugs
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
11.24.17
Drugs
Drugs

This Guy Makes Bootleg Ayahuasca from Traditional Japanese Herbs

A part-time "shaman" on the outskirts of Tokyo is offering hallucinatory experiences he hopes will help treat depression and spark innovation throughout Japan.
Justin Caffier
10.4.17
Drugs
Drugs

The Psychedelic Revolution Is Being Led by a 79-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor

George Sarlo is throwing cash at research into how drugs like magic mushrooms can help people overcome trauma like his own.
Maia Szalavitz
6.24.17
Drugs
Drugs

Meet the Group Helping Lawyers Defend Ayahuasca Around the World

By providing knowledge about the plant's uses to lawyers, the Ayahuasca Defense Fund is helping to legitimise psychedelics, and potentially inspire more humane drug policies.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.2.17
News
News

Scientists Developed a Way to Make DMT Trips Last Longer Than Ever

The new model still needs to be tested, but it could be a game-changer for one of the more intensely hallucinogenic psychedelics there is.
Jesse Jarnow
8.9.16
daily vice
daily vice

Inside a Psychedelic Healing Retreat

On this episode of 'Daily VICE' we go to a weekend retreat in Spain where participants take Ayahuasca to go on a spiritual journey.
VICE Staff
7.7.16
travel
travel

We Asked a Veteran Peruvian Ayahuasca Shaman About Dumb Tourists

In the middle of the ayahuasca industry boom, we wanted to find out what life's been like for one of the local shamans using the mind-bending medicine to heal people.
Didem Tali
6.5.16
travel
travel

Ayahuasca Tourism Is Ripping Off Indigenous Amazonians

Some groups are pissed about the influx of Westerners visiting the Amazon to dress up like the indigenous people and bastardize their rituals.
Ann Babe
5.10.16
Narcomania
Narcomania

How Amazonian Tree Frog Poison Became the Latest Treatment for Addiction

The use of kambo—the poison of a bright green frog—is on the rise as an alternative treatment for depression and drug dependency. But does it actually work?
Max Daly
5.9.16