Peyote and Mescaline

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Peyote and Mescaline

What is it?

Small spineless cactus with active ingredient mescaline, a hallucinogen. Has disc-shaped “buttons” that are cut off and used.

Street Names

Buttons, Cactus, Mesc, Peyoto

How is it used?

•    Fresh or dried buttons are chewed 
•    Buttons soaked in water to produce intoxicating liquid
•    Ground into powder for capsules and swallowed 
•    Smoked with marijuana and tobacco

How does it affect the body?

  • Hallucinations
  • Altered perceptions of space and time
  • Nausea and vomiting, increased heart rate
  • Rise in body temperature
  • Impaired motor coordination
  • Euphoria, anxiety

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