By Charles Carreon

A former prosecutor and Federal Public Defender interprets Supreme Court decisions under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, that have upheld the right of Americans to peaceably consume psychedelic substances as part of a safe religious ceremony. A concise summary of the pharmacological character of the Amazonian visionary brew known as Ayahuasca leads into a surprisingly clear and easy-to-understand description of the legal history that led up to the Supreme Court’s decision in Gonzales v. O Centro Espirita Beneficente Uniao Do Vegetal in favor of an American outpost of a Brazilian Ayahuasca sect. At just over 4,000 words, this is must-read material for anyone interested in the intersection of psychedelics and the law. This is a White-Hat Lawyer Mini-Memo by Charles Carreon, author of “The Sex.Com Chronicles: A White-Hat Lawyer’s Journey to the Dark Side of the Internet,” also available on Kindle

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