[Ibogaine] Practicing Iboga Therapy in Canada

simon loxton simonloxton at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Sep 21 06:43:15 EDT 2007

And just to add to Patrick's post, on a larger scale it takes half a ton of root bark to produce on kilogramme of hydrochloride. Besides the difficulty to grow the plant there are also statutory laws surrounding the export of iboga from Gabon. The other thing is that it is a time consuming process. The roots have to be washed and then all the debarking is done by hand. I was given a rough idea that it would take about six months to produce a ton of root bark. I am not sure how many people would be working on the project but it is not a simple task at all and as Patrick said the yield is not very high for a pharmaceutical grade of ibogaine hydrochloride.

----- Original Message ----
From: Patrick K. Kroupa <digital at phantom.com>
To: The Ibogaine List <ibogaine at mindvox.com>
Sent: Friday, 21 September, 2007 10:59:57 AM
Subject: Re: [Ibogaine] Practicing Iboga Therapy in Canada

On Sep 19, 2007, at 11:42 PM, Marc Emery wrote:

> Hmmmm, that sounds about right as to the scarcity in the marketplace.
> Buts its confounding, Ibogaine is legal in almost all countries, I  
> don't understand the difficulty in production. I understood that  
> Ibogaine HCI isn't from iboga root but in fact is a by-product of  
> other laboratory extractions.

Ibogaine HCl is from iboga root bark, it takes roughly 1 kilo to  
produce 1 - 1.5GM of HCl.  The world demand has significantly  
increased, the availability has not.  The future of ibogaine is most  
likely cell-culture technology; which is presently prohibitively  
expensive to utilize for mass-production.  Once demand hits a certain  
peak, it will become more feasible.

There are of course other possibilities, but ibogaine grows VERY  
SLOWLY, it's difficult to use the cannabis paradigm of Overgrow the  
Government in this case...


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