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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
VICE TALKS FILM
VICE TALKS FILM

VICE Talks Film with Gaspar Noé

The French-Argentinian talks about his controversial and sexually explicit new film, "Love."
VICE Staff
11.10.15
Stuff
Stuff

How Tripping On Ayahuasca Helped Me Process My Mom's Murder

Celia Peachey's mom was murdered in her home in 2008. After years of searching for mental and emotional release, she's finally found some kind of peace with the help of a natural psychedelic.
Celia Peachey, as told to Kate Johnson
7.28.15
Stuff
Stuff

I Took a Lot of Drugs at a Psychedelic Boot Camp

The African Savannah Transformation Retreat promises to transform people through a combination of starvation, sunshine, and psychedelic drugs. Does it work? There was only one way to find out.
Conor Creighton
3.30.15