peyote

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Synonyms for peyote

the hallucinatory alkaloid that is the active agent in mescal buttons

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Despite attempts by governments to criminalize the use of peyote cactus and other sacred plants, the medicine continues to be a centerpiece for the Native American Church, established in 1910 to protect religious freedom.
He described the peyote cactus and said that it is a misnomer to call it mescal, since mescal is an unrelated plant.
The peyote cactus - which originally comes from Central America - contains the drug mescaline.
of Nevada, Reno, emeritus) recorded first-person narratives from Washoe tribe members, who were followers of the Native American Church and whose sacrament was the peyote cactus.
These include psilocybin, found in certain mushrooms ("magic mushrooms" or "shrooms") and mescaline, the chemical found in the peyote cactus.