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Peyote (Mescaline Cactus)

Peyote is a small cactus that contains mescaline as its primary active chemical. Is native to Mexico and southwestern Texas.

It is found primarily in the Chihuahuan Desert and in the states of Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas and San Luis Potosí among scrub, especially where there is limestone.

What is Peyote?

There are a number of different species of the cactus responsible for producing mescaline. Peyote is native to Mexico and southwestern Texas. It is found primarily in the Chihuahuan Desert and in the states of Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas and San Luis Potosí among scrub, especially where there is limestone.

There are different reasons people might use, the original reasons, were for medicinal purposes and as part of religious ceremonies. The Native American Church still uses it for reasons that include treating illnesses, communicating with spirits, as part of prayer ceremonies and to see the future. When Peyote is consumed, either chewed or boiled down to make a tea, it will produce euphoric, psychoactive effects.


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