MESCALINE: A PSYCHODELIC PSYCHOACTIVE DRUG
BY: LISA FAGAN
INSTRUCTOR: DR. PETUNIA MONCHUSE
Mescaline is considered the oldest known hallucinogenic drug. It is a dark brown powder That is ground from the “buttons” of a peyote cactus.
The general side effects are:
-Creative closed eye visuals
-New thought processes
-Dizziness, Vomiting, Headaches, Anxiety
-Feeling of dying or annihilation
-Hallucinogen persisting perception disorder (HPPD)
-Irrationality of thought-process, fear of unable to return to normal consciousness
-Can cause serious long term side effects that require treatment (HPPD, and Psychosis)
The use of peyote was well established among the Aztecs and other native tribes. The drug was named after the Mescalero Apaches of the American Great Plains. Though the use of mescaline in the U.S. is very low and illegal some of the native tribes can still use mescaline legally in their religious ceremonies. There are no known medical uses for Mescaline. It is also known as:
Peyote, Big Chief, Blue Cap, buttons, Cactus Head, Mesc, Mescal, Moon, and Topi.
Mescaline is a brown powder ground from a peyote cactus. It is considered the oldest known hallucinogenic drug. It was categorized as a Schedule I hallucinogen in 1971 by the Convention on Psychotropic Substances(CSA). The first recorded use of mescaline in the U.S. was in 1760.
Mescaline is generally taken orally. But like LSD it may be injected 350-500 milligrams. This causes a...
References: Enotes.com/drugs-substances-encyclopedia (2009)
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