Legality of Ibogaine around the world
The medicine was pushed underground in the USA when many psychedelic drugs were being scheduled in the 1970’s (as part of a knee-jerk reaction to the LSD hysteria).
In the U.K it is unclassified altough it technically falls under the Psychoactive Substances Act of 2016. This is a blanket law making all psychoactive substances illegal unless stated otherwise. This act was brought out to combat the “legal highs” coming out of China such as spice and m-kat (often sold as bath salts and plant fertilizers).
But in some countries like Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica and New Zealand it is recognised as a medicine. Mexico in particular is well known for its ibogaine treatment centres.
Whilst in most of the rest of the world it remains unscheduled. There are several ibogaine treatment centres in Europe in countries like Spain and Portugal.
List of countries and ibogaines legal status in each can be seen here.
Ancient medicines like Iboga or Ayahuasca are a gateway to higher or altered state of consciousness, above the realms of reality, and it helps connect with oneself and the spiritual world. It’s strange that such consciousness expanding substances are labelled illegal when it can make a significant difference to lives.
Most of this website content was written by Rich Hughes, as well as the website creation itself.
In the photo to the left, he is the man on the right hand side.
He worked and volunteered for more than 5 years at various ibogaine detox clinics in México and Portugal before striking out on his own in Spain, his clinic is called Madera Sagrada which is Spanish for sacred wood, the indigenous Bwiti name for iboga.
During this time he has experienced the good, the bad and the ugly of ibogaine treatment; from the countless dozens who gained their freedom and even witnessing a death whilst working as a volunteer. This drove him to better understand the health and safety aspects, including how to read an ECG/EKG and an advanced first aid course.
It is with his hard won information, and a desire to see ibogaine knowledge distributed around the world, saving lives, as it has saved his life from Crack and heroin addiction.
"I´m just a common man who through his own experience and desire has studied ibogaine and iboga and their correct administration. I stand on the shoulders of giants and through my web and graphic design skills I´ve decided to disseminate this info to a wider audience, with the hope of spreading liberty to those that desire it
Learn about the jaw-dropping benefits of Ibogaine and Iboga. They do so much more than just addiction treatment
Ibogaine can be dangerous for some people. Educate yourself to see if you are a good candidate for this work
Preparing for your iboga ceremony or ibogaine treatment. Mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Learn what medication and medical health conditions are a bad mix with ibogaine and iboga.
Make sure you go to a good place! There are some shady operations going on out there…
Ibogaine and the heart have a delicate relationship. Indepth article about the action on the heart.
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We wish you luck on your journey. This incredible medicine has changed so many lives, but to do safe and effective work it must be treated with respect.
It’s important that you find a good provider or clinic to do your ibogaine treatment with. Don’t end up with the cowboys!
We do our best to keep this website updated as our collective knowledge and experience of the use of ibogaine grows, and we would love you contributions and suggestions. Email us
The Anti-Addiction Drug Ibogaine and the Heart: A Delicate Relation
Entheo-Science – Jeff Kamlet: Ibogaine Safety
Detoxing from Methadone with Ibogaine – Clare Wilkins Psychedelic Science Conference 2017
Dr Fred’s Ibogaine Safety Presentation at the European Ibogaine Forum
Ibogaine Adverse Reactions & Safety – Jamie Mac – Ibogaine / Cardiac Nurse – Notes from the European Ibogaine Forum
Welcome to Ibogaine Hotline
Dutch study on the longterm benefits of ibogaine treatment for drug addiction