The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider a Bush administration plea to keep the members of a New Mexico church from using a hallucinogenic tea in their ceremonies.
Founded in Brazil, the Christian church O Centro Espirita Beneficiente Uniao Do Vegetal has about 130 American members who drink hoasca, an herbal tea that contains dimethyltryptamine. DMT is barred under the federal Controlled Substances Act and also under an international treaty.
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