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Published on Nov 3, 2018
It's a foul-tasting, vomit-inducing concoction but it's got thousands queuing to try it. Ayahuasca is an hallucinogenic cocktail made from jungle vines and everyone from Sting to Paul Simon is trekking deep into the Amazon to test its supposedly magic properties. It's now the fastest growing area of drug tourism and Australians of all ages are flocking to Peru to share the experience. Ayahuasca is powerful enough to be declared illegal here but it's far from a party drug. For many, it is akin to a religious experience; for others, it is a road to hell.
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