Vendors of coca products

In her sewing shop Bianca also sells local products, like coca tea. Her shop is located in a touristic area in Candelaria, Bogota. By selling coca products in a touristic area she bridges the gap between the ignorance of tourists on coca and the Colombian perception on coca being a leaf with medicinal values. Bianca: “Coca, like marihuana and tobacco, is a plant with special qualities. It therefore needs to be treated with respect. Europeans could learn from this perspective. It would be good if Europeans would open up to Andean knowledge.”

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