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mescaline




mescaline molecule
A hallucinogenic drug, derived from a Mexican cactus, whose use dates back to ancient times when "peyote buttons" were used in religious ceremonies among American Indians. The hallucinations experienced during its use were among the first to be described (by Aldous Huxley) and resemble those of LSD.


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