Anthropology

Power… responsibility… psychedelic

For centuries, psychedelic substances have been used by Indigenous communities for community… purposes that continue in the present day. In 1970, President Richard Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act…

When colonizers reached the North and South American continents, they demonized the use of plant medicines. “The strategy and tactics of European colonizers … was based on the rupturing of cultural contexts and knowledge-holding containers,” said Ali.

Original Article (WUNC):
The great power and great responsibility of using psychedelic medicine
Artwork Fair Use: Diana Elagina