Sacred Weeds

1 Season, 4 Episodes

Drugs throughout the ages have affected human behavior, and they are not simply a phenomenon that came to light in the twentieth century. This series examines some of the drugs that have been central to cultural life in the past. In four carefully monitored experiments, volunteers take powerful hallucinogenic or narcotic substances and the viewer sees the actual effects in real time. The substances are all legal and come from plants with a rich cultural history, plants that have been used historically in rituals around the world, but about which little is known today.