Peyote and Mescaline Altered perceptions of space and time

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?


Altered perceptions of space and time

Nausea and vomiting, increased heart rate

Rise in body temperature

Impaired motor coordination

Euphoria, anxiety

Which drugs cause similar effects?

Other hallucinogens like LSD, psilocycbin (mushrooms),

and PCP

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