Talk:Peyote harvesting

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Please avoid harvesting peyote in its natural habitat.

Peyote populations are rapidly declining in nature due to over-harvesting by non-indigenous peoples. As a result, it is currently a threatened species.[1][2] Those who wish to consume peyote are encouraged to grow their own or use alternative mescaline-containing cactus species such as San Pedro or Peruvian Torch.

Peyote (Lophophora williamsii) is a psychedelic cactus in the Lophophora genus. It contains mescaline and pellotine among other psychoactive alkaloids.[3]

References

  1. Lophophora williamsii | http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/151962/0
  2. Lophophora diffusa | http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/40967/0
  3. [On the cactus-alkaloids of Lophophora williamsii var. caespitosa (kobuki-ubadama)]. | https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/5065448