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Soul Quest Prepares to Become 3rd Legal Ayahuasca Church in the US

Over the past few years, Soul Quest has been in the process of working towards becoming the 3rd Legal Ayahuasca Church in the US.  Despite the First Amendment and RFRA stating “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,”  there is a long legal process that has to be overcome.  This process includes obtaining an exemption from the DEA since ayahuasca is deemed a Schedule 1 drug by the government, thus making it illegal.  This is no small task and the DEA does it’s research on any entity that applies for this exemption. The process includes proving your ‘religious’ practices are truly for religious purposes, which can be tough since there is no exact written rule defining what constitutes a ‘religion’  The sincerity of your establishment is also reviewed to make sure that your claimed religion is not made up just to

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