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Is Ayahuasca Legal?

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You might have some questions about Ayahuasca legalities, and we present you with that information here.

Ayahuasca IS Legal in Ecuador only for Spiritual Ceremony

Here in Ecuador, Ayahuasca is a privilege given to those who are practicing shamanic traditions, as the government is not going to take away the ancient spirituality that the Ecuadorian indigenous have been using for thousands of years. The government of Ecuador preserves their rights to their traditions and heritage. Ayahuasca is not legal for recreational use, but it is permitted for spiritual ceremonial and shamanic use in Ecuador.

Ayahuasca is NOT legal in the USA for any reason

Ayahuasca is not legal in the USA for anyone except two exceptions that were won in very expensive court cases. Upon research on the internet, neither of these two exceptions are holding Ayahuasca ceremonies in the USA or anywhere else for reasons we can only guess at.

If you have plenty of money, you might be able to defend your rights to Ayahuasca ceremony if you have established a church organization around it, such as the Native American Church around peyote, but if not, you will find yourself in way over your head with the legalities you will have to contend with. That's why you have to come to places like Ecuador to experience it, and connect with the indigenous shamans who practice it.

Any Ayahuasca ceremony being held in the USA is highly illegal. Use caution if you come across an Ayahuasca ceremony happening in the USA and make sure you trust that they will not get "busted." It does happen. DMT, the active ingredient in the Ayahuasca, is still classified as a Class I federally controlled substance. How anyone has the right to illegalize a plant growing out of the ground is beyond us, but there you have it.



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