What is Ayahuasca?

Ayahuasca, which is also called “yage” or “iowaska” is a plant-based mixture that is usually brewed to give users a hallucinatory ‘journey’. Ayahuasca is an entheogenic brew that is used as a traditional spiritual medicine in ceremonies among the Indigenous peoples of Amazonia. Some of them say that they get instructions of preparing ayahuasca right from the plants and the spirits of the plants.
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The Punisher’s Blessing: Extrajudicial Killings Sanctioned by Duterte in the Philippines

“Please feel free to call us, the police, or do it yourself if you have the gun — you have my support” – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said during his speech in Davao in early July pertaining to the eradication of drug trade in the country.
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Do Black Lives Matter To the War On Drugs?

Black Lives Matter has been one of the huge hot-button topics to many Americans of all different races in the past several years. BLM gained massive media attention after the death of Michael Brown at the hands of officer Darren Wilson.
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Cannabis: The Solution to Pill Addiction

In 1937, a popular substance known as Cannabis became illegal in all 50 of the United States. Nearly 100 years later, this previously popular substance still faces widespread prohibition and hundreds of thousands of people charged with possession and sale of the substance face jail time every year.
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The Eastern War on Drugs: East Asia

While the governments of many western countries and indeed the UN seem to be slowly coming to the conclusion that the war on drugs is a lost cause, East Asian nations are persisting with draconian policies including harsh jail terms for simple possession and routine use of the death penalty for trafficking illegal substances. But is it all bad news?
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