Native American churches request that peyote not be Included in decriminalization initiatives

Alongside the struggles with the government, there has been peyote depletion in the U.S. that even many Native American church members are not aware of
Psymposia (US)
Monday, March 16, 2020

peyoteThe National Council of Native American Churches (NCNAC) and the Indigenous Peyote Conservation Initiative (IPCI) released a statement on March 12, 2020 asking psychedelic plant and fungi decriminalization efforts not to include peyote in their initiatives. “It is extremely important that peyote be preserved for utilization by and for indigenous peoples. Broken treaties in this land, the preciousness of native traditions, ecological threats to the medicine itself, and the importance of spiritual respect in its use makes peyote a tenuous plant to include explicitly in any decriminalization effort,” the statement reads.