Prohibition, Religious Freedom, And Human Rights: Regulating Traditional Drug Use by Beatriz Caiuby LabateProhibition, Religious Freedom, And Human Rights: Regulating Traditional Drug Use by Beatriz Caiuby Labate

Prohibition, Religious Freedom, And Human Rights: Regulating Traditional Drug Use

byBeatriz Caiuby LabateEditorClancy Cavnar

Paperback | August 23, 2016

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This book addresses the use and regulation of traditional drugs such as peyote, ayahuasca, coca leaf, cannabis, khat andSalvia divinorum. The uses of these substances can often be found at the intersection of diverse areas of life, including politics, medicine, shamanism, religion, aesthetics, knowledge transmission, socialization, and celebration. The collection analyzes how some of these psychoactive plants have been progressively incorporated and regulated in developed Western societies by both national legislation and by the United Nations Drug Conventions. It focuses mainly, but not only, on the debates in court cases around the world involving the claim of religious use and the legal definitions of "religion." It further touches upon issues of human rights and cognitive liberty as they relate to the consumption of drugs. While this collection emphasizes certain uses of psychoactive substances in different cultures and historical periods, it is also useful for thinking about the consumption of drugs in general in contemporary societies. The cultural and informal controls discussed here represent alternatives to the current merely prohibitionist policies, which are linked to the spread of illicit and violent markets. By addressing the disputes involved in the regulation of traditional drug use, this volume reflects on notions such as origin, place, authenticity, and tradition, thereby relating drug policy to broader social science debates.

Beatriz Caiuby Labate has a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. Her main areas of interest are the study of psychoactive substances, drug policy, shamanism, ritual, and religion. She is Visiting Professor at the Drug Policy Program of the Center for Economic Research and Education (CIDE...
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Title:Prohibition, Religious Freedom, And Human Rights: Regulating Traditional Drug UseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:254 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.17 inPublished:August 23, 2016Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3662510405

ISBN - 13:9783662510407

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Table of Contents

Foreword: David Courtwright.- Introduction.- Human Rights and Drug Conventions: Searching for Humanitarian Reason in Drug Laws.- Coca in Debate: The Contradiction and Conflict between the UN Drug Conventions and the Real World.- Marijuana and Religious Freedom in the United States.- Peyote, Race, and Equal Protection in the United States.- From the Sacrilegious to the Sacramental: A Global Review of Rastafari Cannabis Case Law.- The Expansion of Brazilian Ayahuasca Religions: Law, Culture and Locality.- Framing the Chew: Narratives of Development, Drugs, and Danger with Regard to Khat (Catha Edulis).-Salvia divinorum, Hallucinogens, and the Determination of Medical Utility.- "Legalize Spiritual Discovery": The Trials of Dr. Timothy Leary.- Cannabis and the Psychedelics: Reviewing the UN Drug Conventions.- Beyond Religious Freedom: Psychedelics and Cognitive Liberty.- Fear and Loathing in Drugs Policy: Risk, Rights, and Approaches to Drug Policy and Practice.