The United Nations International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has published on their website their annual report about the world situation on drugs in 2010.
In this report, the INCB has included the preoccupying recommendation towards governments to outlaw traditional plants such as Ayahuasca (a decoction made with botanicals like Banisteriopsis Caapi and Psychotria Viridis) and Tabernanthe Iboga among others, neglecting their important role as traditional medicine, as a sacrament and as therapeutic tool. These are the primary uses of these plants found in societies all over the world.
The United Nations’ International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) “recommends that Governments should consider controlling such plant material at the national level where necessary”, in its annual report of 2010. That is, the INCB is seeking an international criminalization of Ayahuasca, Iboga and other botanical species which belong to the cultural traditions of uncountable civilizations of our planet.
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ICEERS proposes to send letters to the INCB urging them to rectify their official report by removing this recommendation, and to inform the member states of the UN that nor Ayahuasca, nor Iboga, nor other botanical species (such as Peyote, Psilocybin fungi, etc.) are under international control.
ICEERS also proposes to send letters to the Secretary-General of the United Nations to ask for the recognition of Ayahuasca, Iboga and other ethnobotanicals which the INCB proposes to be outlawed by the governments, as Cultural Heritage, to avoid its disappearance. Both the ritual preparation and the traditional practices associated with the use of these plants have a central role in the traditions of many civilizations across the world; their eradication would be a loss of myriad value for the cultural heritage of our planet.
Please help us spread this information in your networks and contact the INCB, UN, UNESCO & OHCHR by writing your letter proposing the above, or by using the model found on the bottom of our webpage. If you would like to join forces with ICEERS
Benjamin K. De Loenen
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