What is peyote?

Peyote

Echinocactus williamsii Lemaire ex Salm-Dyck
Lophophora lewinii (K. Schumann) Rusby
Lophophora echinata Croizat
Lophophora fricii Habermann
L. williamsii var. fricii (Habermann) Grym
L. diffusa subsp. fricii (Habermann) Halda
Lophophora jourdaniana Habermann

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Americanization Of Native Americans - Suppression of Religion
... For instance, the government included peyote among strong drugs that were illegal on the open market because of its hallucinogenic properties and general problems with drug abuse ... But, the Peyote Indians traditionally had used peyote cactus as central to their religious rituals and practices, where use took place within orderly ... of Religion Act of 1993 was passed that the Peyote Indians could lawfully again use the peyote cactus in their religious celebrations ...
Peyote - Legality - International
... on Psychotropic Substances allows nations to exempt certain traditional uses of peyote from prohibition A State on whose territory there are plants growing wild which contain ... However, this exemption would apply only if the peyote cactus were ever explicitly added to the Schedules of the Psychotropic Convention ... Peyote and other psychedelic plants are neither listed nor regulated by the Convention ...
Lophophora - Taxonomy - Species
... is psychoactive if ingested, though the experience is not unlike peyote ... This species looks almost identical to peyote, though it is legal to possess in the United States ... The mescaline content in dried "Peyote" can reach almost 7% ...
Native American Civil Rights - Religious Rights - Contemporary American Indian Religious Issues
... America due to their ancient and deeply spiritual religious practice using peyote ... Peyote is a psychoactive substance that is found on a cactus and it is used for healing practices and in religious ceremony ... Indian Church argue that the use of peyote allows for a direct connection with gods and that peyote is not taken simply for its psychoactive effects ...
Employment Division V. Smith - Dissenting Opinion
... the compelling interest test should apply to Oregon's ban on peyote, but disagreed with her that the ban was supported by a compelling interest that was narrowly tailored ... in not exempting religious use from its otherwise generally applicable ban on peyote rather than the state's broader interest in "fighting the critical 'war on ... Because Oregon had not prosecuted any religious users of peyote, its "asserted interest thus amounts only to the symbolic preservation of an unfettered prohibition ...

More definitions of "peyote":

  • (noun): The hallucinatory alkaloid that is the active agent in mescal buttons.
    Synonyms: mescaline