Ben DeLeonen discusses the International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research, and Service (ICEERS) and their vision to transform society’s relationship with psychoactive plants by engaging with some of the fundamental issues resulting from the globalization of ayahuasca, iboga, and other ethnobotanicals. He focuses on the efforts to seed community alignment behind collective strategies at the national level in different countries, transforming legal prosecution into opportunities for better policies, the current challenges with the ibogaine globalization, the effects of ibogaine, next steps with clinical trials, and the “social club” model for the use of plant medicines in a context of decriminalized drug policy.
Ben DeLeonen founded and serves as the Executive Director of the International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research, and Service (ICEERS), a charitable non-profit organization with United Nations consultative status, dedicated to responsible globalization and integration of psychedelic plant medicines, with particular focus on ayahuasca and iboga.
Hosted by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and the Zendo Project, the EntheoGeneration speaker series launched at Burning Man 2019. A wide variety of educational presentations were held from Wednesday, August 28, 2019, through Saturday, August 31, 2019, featuring topics that explore the latest research and healing opportunities for humanity, how to address issues of inclusion and access, strategies to protect indigenous plant medicine traditions and more, from the brightest leaders active in the field today.
The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS):
The Zendo Project – Psychedelic Peer Support: