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"Lost Peyotes" and other Psychoactive or Medicinal Cacti

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Nah, people just don't wanna investigate the dearly beloved plants they've spent years procuring and nurturing. Can't blame 'em 

 

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i know this post goes back a fair while but i figured it would be the best place to post considering its still somewhat active... looking for info on active Armatocereus if someone could point me in the right direction.

 

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Armatocereus Laetus  was used as an entheogen.

Edited by mr b.caapi

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can i get a source please? was curious who used it, how and if there was an alkaloid profile recorded by anyone.

not that i intend on ingesting any, was more just for personal research purposes.

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I'd suggest not trusting the claims on A. laetus made by Wade Davis. Or at least regarding them with caution.

MAYBE his field data is based on what someone told him but when I asked him about the claim he had made about it undergoing testing, he said McKenna had found mescaline in it. He repeated this to me again, apparently after speaking with Dennis. Problem was I had also asked Dennis by then, who said he never analyzed any cactus beyond a Dragendorff field test and he had never found mescaline in a cactus. Davis responded to this revelation not by owning his bs but  by saying I needed to try it.  The most important element in that suggestion is Davis did not ingest it or see it being ingested and based his account on anecdote.  I suspect someone was just being helpful towards an ethnobotanist wanting to be told about more plants. It would not be the first time this has occurred of course.

A. laetus HAS been analyzed and reported to contain nothing of interest. A more detailed look would be nice but don't put too much weight in this area.

Edited by trucha
may have crossed the line?

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