2011 – Ayahuasca Vine Becomes Illegal in the United Kingdom
In September, 2011, Peter Aziz, a self-styled shaman who openly offered ayahuasca ceremonies to the general public for a fee, was sentenced to 15-months imprisonment for producing and distributing a Class A drug. This legal precedent established that, in the UK, ayahuasca falls under the same regulations as DMT.
No author given (2011). ‘Shaman’ Peter Aziz jailed over psychedelic drug drink. BBC News, Sept. 2, 2011.