UCSC Science & Justice Workgroup: Ayahuasca Research

The Science and Justice Working Group at the University of California, Santa Cruz presents Scientific Research on Ayahuasca and Health Bia Labate, PhD Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 4-6pm Engineering 2, 599 Click here for more information. Beatriz Labate has studied the scientific and social features of psychoactive substances for over 15 years. In this meeting we will discuss the situation surrounding the compound ayahuasca, a psychedelic used in both medical and spiritual contexts throughout the Americas. By exploring the frontiers and limits between “therapeutic” and “religious” uses of ayahuasca (and their complicated legal implications) we will better understand the relationship between diverse forms of knowledge production associated with what have been called “sacred technologies.” asd