Peyote is a small, spineless cactus that is found in northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. Peyote has been used by the natives in these areas as part of their religious rites for centuries. The active ingredient in peyote is the hallucinogen mescaline. The top of the peyote cactus is referred to as the “crown” and consists of disc-shaped buttons. An individual cuts these buttons off and either chews them fresh, or dries them out and soaks them in water thus producing an intoxicating liquid. Peyote buttons can also be ground into a powder. This powder can either be placed inside gelatin capsules for ingestion, or scattered over a leafy material such as cannabis or tobacco for smoking. Mescaline can also be produced synthetically.
Peyote and mescaline are Schedule I substances under the Controlled Substances Act. This means that they have a high potential for abuse, no currently accepted medicinal use in the United States and a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
Use of peyote and mescaline will cause varying degrees of illusions, hallucinations, altered perception of space and time and altered body image. Users may also experience euphoria, which is sometimes followed by feelings of anxiety. Following the consumption of peyote and mescaline, users may experience intense nausea, vomiting, dilation of the pupils, increased heart rate, an increase in blood pressure, a rise in body temperature that causes heavy perspiration, headaches, muscle weakness, and impaired motor coordination.
Street names of Peyote-Mescaline include: Buttons, Cactus, Mesc and Peyoto-Chips. Drugs that have similar effects include: LSD, psilocycbin (mushrooms) and PCP.
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