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GENET GUZMAN, Mauricio  and  LABATE, Beatriz. Reflections on the Expansion and Legality of Peyote in Mexico. Frontera norte [online]. 2019, vol.31, e2060.  Epub Feb 05, 2020. ISSN 2594-0260.

This paper presents a reflection on the implications of the use and trade of peyote (Lophophora williamsii) and the challenges associated with its conservation in a religious and binational (Mexico and the United States) context. Our main focus is on a controversy raised by the Native American Church before the Mexican government, via an application submitted to the General Directorate of Religious Associations of the Secretariat of the Interior, demanding the registration of organizations that use the cactus in their rituals. This case is unique because it represents a paradigmatic illustration of the drug policy and religious rights frameworks currently in place in Mexico.

Keywords : peyote; legality; drug policy; Mexico; United States.

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