Sacred Plants and Mental Health in Latin America

Sacred plants have a number of phenomena that revolve around their ritual and medicinal use, as
well as being seen as carrying a bond with the sphere of the sacred. México is the country that has
the greatest diversity of sacred plants in the Americas because its indigenous groups have a
magical-religious relationship with them.
In the beginning of the study of sacred plants, psilocybin, mescaline and ergotamine began to be
classified as classical psychedelics, this categorization was of great help to psychiatry and
neuroscience in the 1950s and 1960s.

Meet our Research Manager

Gloria is social scientist, currently working with research, research management and consulting. A passionate defender of human rights and individual freedoms, she has participated and helped in the construction of different social movements in Brazil. Her research interests are varied and include processes of stigmatization and medicalization, urban lifestyles, feminism, gender performativity, motherhood and mothering…

Analysis of the 40th and 41st ECDD reviews outcomes and the INCB’s update on Cannabis.

The European Institute of Multidisciplinary Studies on Human Rights and Sciences – Knowmad Institut together with our sister organization FAAAT present: The CRIMSON DIGEST Volume 2 Analysis of the 40th and 41st ECDD reviews outcomes and the INCB’s update on Cannabis. Author: Kenzi Riboulet Zemouli. Contributors: Martin Díaz Velásquez, Farid Ghehiouèche, Amy Case King and…

Barcelona Declaration

In 2019, February more than 40 womxn from Europe and Central Asia met in Barcelona to work together on intersectional feminism, drug policy, harm reduction and human rights, where the Barcelona Declaration was initiated. The Barcelona Declaration On International Women’s Day 2019, we declare that the War On Drugs is a war on Womxn Who…

UN Global Compact – a good start but more policies are needed

by Marco Perduca, Science for Democracy & Guido Long, Associazione Luca Coscioni The Global Compact on Migration is an international agreement negotiated under United Nations guidance, with the aim of addressing “all dimensions of international migration in a holistic and comprehensive manner”. It was approved by the UN General Assembly in December 2018 with 152…

Review: Opioids and Cannabis at the United Nations

Summary and Impressions of the Intergovernmental Meeting of the Expert Group on Opiates and the Reconvened 61st Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs of the United Nations Intergovernmental Meeting of the Expert Group on Opiates Over the past 150 years, humanity has experienced several opioid crises, but none as devastating as the current one,…

Government that produces death, death that produces government

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