Legal status of ayahuasca by country

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This is a list of the legality of ayahuasca by country.


Country Possession Sale Transport Cultivation Notes


Illegal Illegal Illegal Illegal It is illegal to prepare plants that contain narcotic drugs.[1]


Illegal Illegal Illegal Illegal DMT which is contained in Ayahuasca is a Category 1 controlled psychotropic substance in Thailand.[2]


Legal Legal Legal Legal The government has excluded ayahuasca from the list of illicit drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors. This is stated in the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers №408 dated May 23, 2012.[3]

 United States

Illegal Illegal Illegal Illegal Except for ornamental purposes, growing, selling or possessing Banisteriopsis spp. is prohibited by Louisiana State Act 159.


  1. ^ "Narkotikastrafflag (1968:64)" (in Swedish). 8 March 1968.
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