• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • r ranson
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Mike Haasl
  • paul wheaton
  • Joseph Lofthouse
  • James Freyr
master gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • John F Dean
  • jordan barton
  • Jay Angler
  • Greg Martin
  • Leigh Tate

Psychoactive Plant Medicine

Posts: 9
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hello and welcome Arthur,

Do you think that medicinal plants such as ayahuasca and ibogaine will ever be legal to use in the U.S.? And are there any native plants in the U.S. that can be used to help cure trauma and drug addiction?

Thank you!
Posts: 28
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Lonnie, it is conceivable those very special plants will be legal in the United States. More and more professionals are finding valuable applications for these teacher plants, and are making real differences in people's lives. There is ongoing research with entheogens, and it paints a very good picture of the experience people have with these plants, fungi, and animals. As that body of research grows, it might make denying access to these medicines more untenable. I have a real positive opinion of the altered states they produce (though I don't use them often and always approach them with ceremony). Some of the most incredible experiences in my life have occurred while experiencing entheogens. Yes, the United States has many species, some of which are completely unknown and planted in peoples gardens (one of them is the state flower of a western US state, and almost no one realizes it is an extremely powerful psychoactive plant). Each species produces its own experience and must be approached with respect. I am not an advocate for recreational use of such powerful remedies (as you can probably tell). That said, I'm not saying they are dangerous (as in you will poison yourself), only that the experience generated may not be comfortable. Ktankeyasin (take care of yourself).
6 Ways To Keep Chickens - pdf download
will be released to subscribers in: soon!
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic