Spirituality

Health Canada allows more religious groups to import ayahuasca

Jessica Rochester, president of Céu do Montreal, which obtained one of the first two ayahuasca exemptions in 2017, [said]… it was the first time such an exemption was granted for religious purposes. She said it took more than 15 years to complete the process due to a number of hurdles.

Rochester said she has formed a medical and scientific advisory committee to support local and international research into ayahuasca use. She said that she would encourage any group offering unregulated ayahuasca to go through the exemption process to become legitimate and that she is wary of groups that have not done so. “Many of us in the field are concerned about ‘ayahuasca tourism… the main problem is that the human species wants to feel better now. People grab onto what looks like the nearest fix,” she said.

Original Article (Global News):
Health Canada allows more religious groups to import ayahuasca
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