State may mind-altering beverage in take
Public services are allowed the mind-altering ayahuasca-drink at Schiphol airport, take continue to take, although the drink is an important part of the worship of the two churches in The Hague and Amsterdam.
That certain civil court in Haarlem on Tuesday. The Santo Daimekerken in The Hague and Amsterdam had a lawsuit filed because of the importation of ayahuasca from Brazil, where the religion originated.
The requested prohibition to confiscation according to the court in conflict with the law. The drink from Brazil, contains dimethylthryptamine (DMT), and that substance is on list 1 of the opium act. The enter and possess, is an offence and seizure by the police is permitted.
In the above-mentioned churches, is the beverage drunk during the services. The societies want that ayahuasca is passed, provided that a consignment with transport documents from the mother church in Brazil.
Was previously a defendant by the court shall be discharged from prosecution for the importation of 33 kilograms of ayahuasca. The appeal is still pending.