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Mescaline

MescalineSCIENTIFIC TERM:

3, 4, 3-trimethoxyphenylethylamine

STREET NAMES:

Mesc, Crystal

EFFECTS:

The drug alters the user’s mental state, causing a variety of hallucinations. Like other hallucinogens, mescaline’s effects can be pleasant or horrifying with some people having anxiety and thoughts of insanity or losing control. The drug also can raise body temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate. Loss of appetite and nausea are associated with mescaline use as are insomnia and weakness and tremors.  Like LSD, uses may experience hallucinogen persisting perception disorder (HPPD), commonly known as “flashbacks.” These flashbacks are a type of hallucination, not unlike those experienced in the initial use of the drug. They are often visual in nature. Mescaline distorts reality for the user in many ways. The user may see or hear things that aren’t real and may lose his or her sense of time and space. Feelings of anxiety and intense fear may also occur.

DRUG FORM & METHOD OF USE:

Mescaline is generally taken orally. But like, LSD, it may be injected.  Mescaline can be made into capsules, tablets, or a liquid, but cannot be compressed into little pills. It is most commonly ingested in capsule form, one way to disguise its unpalatabillty, or chewed as peyote buttons. One to six buttons are held in the mouth until soft, then swallowed, either chewed or unchewed. Some prefer macerating the buttons in a coffee grinder first, but either way, there's no avoiding the inevitable bitter, soapy taste and probable subsequent vomiting. Throwing up, if necessary, is recommended. It does not alter the drug's effects, and the relief it provides is immense:

HEALTH RISKS (long term) which includes withdrawal & tolerance:

The drug can impact heart and body functions, such as temperature and blood pressure. It can affect the muscles and nerves, creating a sensation of weakness and numbness.  Like most drugs it can make a user psychologically dependent so when they stop using it they feel depressed.

LAW:

The hallucinogen mescaline is a class A drug in the UK.  However, dried cactus can be bought and sold legally.

  1. Mescaline is the hallucinatory heart of peyote.
  2. The name "mescaline" comes from the Mescalero, Apaches, a tribe that adopted the. peyote ritual of the Mexican Indians and helped spread the mystical religion northward to other American Indian tribes.
  3. This cactus has been used historically by some of the native peoples of Mexico and the American Southwest as part of their religious ceremonies.
  4. The San Pedro cactus, Trichocerseus pachanoi, also reportedly contains Mescaline and is found in the mountains of Peru. Like other hallucinogens, it can produce visions or an altered state of consciousness. Today the drug can be taken from the plant or produced in a lab. It is typically swallowed or smoked.
  5. A German chemist, Arthur Heffter first isolated mescaline from the peyote plant in 1896, long after the Indians had discovered its effects. The drug was synthesized twenty-three years later by Ernst Spath.
  6. Mescaline made its street debut in the form of peyote but-tons in the 1950s, then graduated in the late 1960s to popular use in both organic and synthetic states. Former LSD users turned to mescaline and other chemicals to achieve an altered state of consciousness.
  7. Mescaline's action stimulates the visual and visuo-psychic areas of
  8. Medically classified as a hallucinogen, mescaline has been used in psychotherapy and as a treatment for opiate dependency and alcoholism.
  9. Mescaline is not as potent as LSD, but it similarly causes hallucinogenic effects. A mescaline or peyote "trip" can last up to 12 hours. It can be, as in LSD, a "good trip" or a "bad trip."
  10. Like LSD, mescaline acts on the central nervous system. In plain words, it acts on the brain.
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