What is it?
Small spineless cactus with active ingredient mescaline, a hallucinogen.
Has disc-shaped “buttons” that are cut off and used.
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
Which drugs cause similar effects?
Other hallucinogens like LSD, psilocycbin (mushrooms),
San pedro peyote powder in store