The Native American Church, Peyote, and Health: Expanding Consciousness for Healing Purposes

@article{Jones2007TheNA,
  title={The Native American Church, Peyote, and Health: Expanding Consciousness for Healing Purposes},
  author={Peter N. Jones},
  journal={Contemporary Justice Review},
  year={2007},
  volume={10},
  pages={411 - 425}
}
  • Peter N. Jones
  • Published 1 December 2007
  • Medicine
  • Contemporary Justice Review
Since the passage of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970, Native American Church (NAC) members have continually had to defend their legal right to use the sacred cactus peyote (Lophophora williamsii). This legal right was established with the passage of 21 CFR 1307.31, which exempts peyote's Schedule I status for NAC members. The exemption, however, continues to be challenged by power‐based social arrangements. This article provides a brief history of the NAC, its… 

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