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Amsterdam, 1995, a window in the Drugs Peace House

The Drugs Peace Institute

We are a loosely organized group of users of mind-altering substances, trying to make sense of the experience while at the same time analysing the reasons for their prohibition and participating of endeavors to soften its impact and to bring it to an end in the long run.

Since 1994 we operate under the name "Drugs Peace", a term we coined but the idea of which had already been expressed in 1972 in a Request to the UN by the Batéké chief of Nsa from the People’s Republic of Congo.

At irregular intervals we organize actions to further our goals. Over the past two years we have prepared to undertake different events to highlight and defend the use of marihuana and peyote, and to denounce the United Nations' responsibility for the wave of genocide of drugs users spreading over Asia.

As users of mind altering substances we are horrified by the routine murder of soulmates in South-East Asia, particularly in the Filippines, where president Rodrigo Duterte has unleashed a policy of genocide against whomever is considered to be involved with drugs. While we are incapable of intervening in the local politics of other nations, we are empowered to standup against the United Nations led war on drugs that incites this genocide. Follow us to standup4humanrights and stop the genocide.

Over against denouncing the worst abuse of drugs in the world, we are also happy to acclaim the finest examples of use of mind altering substances. Among these the social use of cannabis and the traditional use of peyote stand out for their relevance in contemporary society. To attract attention and honor the Cannabis Social Club's examplary model for the use of that herb, and the Wixarika (Huichol) traditional use of peyote for a harmonious coexistence with nature, we will campaign for their nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Building on the successes and errors of our past activities we hope to contribute to understanding and tolerance for the use of mind altereing substances and an end to the perverse desire to eliminate them and the criminal efforts to persecute and exterminate their users.