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Drug:: Mescaline & Peyote
Classification:: Hallucinogen
CSA Schedule: Schedule I
Trade or Other Names: Mescal; Buttons; Cactus
Medical Uses: None
Physical Dependence: None
Psychological Dependence: Unknown
Tolerance: Yes
Duration (hours): 8-12
Usual Method: Oral
Possible Effects: Illusions and hallucinations; Altered perception of time and distance
Effects of Overdose: Longer; more intense "trip" episodes; Psychosis; Possible death
Withdrawal Syndrome: Unknown

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