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Coca, opium poppy, mushrooms and tobacco: objects in the Ethnologisches Museum and Museum für Asiatische Kunst tell of how these and other substances were and are used medicinally, ritually or just for pleasure. Presenting pipes, enemas, paintings, photographs, videos and drug containers, the tour conveys the various cultural meanings of intoxication and drug use. It deals with economic aspects, legalization debates, addiction prevention as well as the “War on Drugs” and its links to colonialism and racism.

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