Peyote

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Mescaline was the first psychedelic compound to be isolated and extracted (from Peyote), which occurred in 1896. In 1919 it became the first psychedelic to be synthesized.

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The peyote cactus and the San Pedro Cactus are not expressly forbidden in the drug laws; however, their "soul," mescaline, is.

Alexander Shulgin

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Charlie Dunbar Broad

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THE TRACKS OF THE LITTLE DEER

San Padro, Peyote, graft

Image: Peyote (Lophophora williamsii) grafted on a San Pedro cactus (Trichocereus pachanoi) stock, retrieved from Lophophor

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Peyote as the sacrament must always be present. A supply might be "put up" by the man who sponsored the ceremony, or each worshipper might bring his own.

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The bitter-tasting peyote cactus, famous for its visionary and medicinal powers, has long been the sacred drug of many North American Indian tribes. Mescaline is its active agent.

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Before the 1950's, psychedelic research was performed almost exclusively with mescaline, the active agent of the Native American sacred cactus peyote, and mainly concerned the drug's startling visual

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