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    ICEERS Social Media Specialist Job Posting

    ICEERS is currently seeking an experienced Social Media Manager to help us build awareness about our organization. Click here to read...

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    Italy’s Recent Decision to Schedule Ayahuasca

    In March 2022, Italy's government made the two principal ingredients of ayahuasca Schedule I controlled substances. Read our comments...

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    First Ever Clinical Trial with Ibogaine for Opioid Dependency

    ICEERS started the first ever Phase II clinical trial exploring the potential of ibogaine to treat opioid dependency. Click here to...

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    ICEERS Participates in the Congress Subcommittee on Cannabis

    Dr. José Carlos Bouso, ICEERS' Scientific Director, will participate in the subcommittee of the Congress to study the regulation of...

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    Drugs and Society in Spain in the 2020s

    This article aims to outline the basis of an alternative proposal to the traditional approach to drug policy and drug dependence in Spain.

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    Cannabis, Stigma, and Mental Health

    One of the main objectives guiding the research at ICEERS is to ensure that everyone has the right to attain optimal physical and mental health.

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    ICEERS Participates in the Congress Subcommittee on Cannabis

    Dr. José Carlos Bouso, ICEERS’ Scientific Director, will participate in the subcommittee of the Congress to study the regulation of therapeutic cannabis in Spain, contributing his vision as an expert in the field of medical cannabis.

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    The Story Behind the First Ayahuasca Guide Published by a Governmental Health Agency

    The guide was initially published in three languages – Catalan, Spanish and English – and since then it has taken on a life of its own. The number of translations has grown to more than a dozen, and it has become, in its own right, the guide of choice for facilitators and participants for ayahuasca ceremonies outside the Amazonian context. This post reveals the inside story of how the guide came about, as told by its protagonists.

    Spain’s (Second to) Last Ayahuasca Trial

    Constanza Sánchez, José Carlos Bouso, Natalia Rebollo | April 2021 In March 2020, the results of a significant trial related ayahuasca importation in Spain concluded with an acquittal that paves the way for the future

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    Iboga Community Engagement Initiative Phase 2 Report

    It is hard to walk a path you cannot see. A collective vision can serve as a guiding light, sup­porting community leaders, visionaries, practitioners, and policy-makers as we navigate through unknown terrain. It helps us remain focused on a future even though the exact path there is not yet fully illuminated. The purpose of the Iboga/ine Community Engagement Initiative was to engage with the global community to crowdsource opinions and ideas about what an ideal future looks like for iboga and ibogaine in global society.

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    Plant Medicine Sourcing in Changing Times

    The sudden interruption of almost all maritime, air, and land travel worldwide due to the pandemic has opened the door for many communities to reflect on interdependences within a globalized world, particularly when it comes to “supply chains” for clothing, food, and plant medicines. One of the key impacts for communities that work with teacher plants (such as ayahuasca) outside of the Amazon has been the need to reconsider how they are procuring medicine for their ceremonies.

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    Perspectives on Safety and Ceremony during a Pandemic

    This post is Part 2 in a series exploring the impact of the pandemic on ayahuasca communities (read Part 1). ICEERS seeks to support the community by providing a bird’s eye perspective on trends, movements, and the bridge between traditional practices and emerging ones. After the pandemic hit, we took the time to speak with a handful of individuals involved or are well acquainted with communities in Europe, North America, Central America and South America.

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    How Ayahuasca Communities Are Adapting during the Pandemic

    It’s no doubt that 2020 will be remembered for the rapid and abrupt arrival of a pandemic that, in a matter of months, impacted the whole world. What remains to be seen is how communities will be forever changed and what adaptations or changes to how we live will remain with us.

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    Mapping Cannabis Social Clubs in Europe

    What is the situation of Cannabis Social Clubs in Europe? The European Journal of Criminology has recently published a study, conducted by Dr. Mafalda Cardal and Tom Decorte, in collaboration with ICEERS’ Deputy Director, Òscar Parés, to provide an accurate picture and in-depth understanding of this growing phenomenon across the old continent.

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    The Role of Traditional Medicines in Global Mental Health

    In most parts of the Global South, traditional healers outnumber mental health workers, making up the health care system that local people have access to and trust. In a recent article, published in the Health and Human Rights Journal, José Carlos Bouso (ICEERS Scientific Director) and Constanza Sánchez (Law, Policy & Human Rights Director) address the need to include traditional healing practices in the global mental health agenda.

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    World Ayahuasca Conference Free Online Micro-Event

    World Ayahuasca Conference Free Online Micro-Event A year ago, from May 31-June 2, 2019, the world’s ayahuasca community gathered in the city of Girona for the third edition of the World Ayahuasca Conference (AYA2019), the

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    Teacher Plants and Freedom of Research

    Science and economic, social and cultural rights: what place do master plants have in the framework of freedom of research and the right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress?

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    The Influence of Natural Psychoactive Drugs on People’s Lives

    The term “natural psychoactive drugs” (NPDs) comprises a great variety of animals, plants, cacti, and fungi, traditionally used in ritualistic contexts all over the world, whose consumption has increased dramatically in the last few decades. In order to study the patterns of use, the desired effects and the mental health status of individuals who make use of them, ICEERS conducted a detailed research through an online questionnaire that was answered by 564 NPD users from 52 different countries. The results have recently been published in the journal Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy.

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    Grief During Uncertain Times and the Future of Therapeutic Uses of Ayahuasca

    According to ICEERS associate researcher Débora González, grief is a form of love – it is the price paid for love. As we let go, of a person or of something held near and dear to our hearts, we grieve. It’s a natural and necessary process, not only for adapting to stressful times but also for personal growth and enrichment. And, while death may be the end of life from a biological perspective, what we’ve lost continues to exist after death, through our memories, thoughts, and even in our genes.

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    Ways to Support Amazonian Communities During the Pandemic

    The question of how to offer help to indigenous and other Amazonian communities who don’t have access to medical and economic supports that may be available to those in North America and Europe is answered by two words: solidarity and generosity.

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    The Subjective Effects of Ibogaine and Healthy Living

    What are the subjective effects of ibogaine that can lead to healthier habits? A new study conducted by ICEERS’s research team contributes to a better understanding of the role ibogaine plays in psychotherapeutic and other processes.

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    Study Examines Effects of the COVID-19 Crisis on Individuals

    Starting this week, the Science and Innovation area of the International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research, and Service (ICEERS) will conduct a scientific study on the psychological impact of the COVID-19 crisis and the effects that confinement measures have on the population.

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