Cactus San Pedro

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The San Pedro Cactus, also commonly termed Trichocereus pachanoi, Trichocereus peruvianus, or Peruvian Torch, is a fast-growing columnar cactus that is native to Peru in the Andes mountains.  It’s rich history goes back several thousand years, where it’s use as a religious and medicinal tool have been widespread.  Much of the excitement over the Cactus San Pedro variety comes from the fact that it contains Mescaline, similar to Peyote.   If extracted and prepared correctly, these elements of the sanpedrocactus 300x225 Cactus San Pedrosan pedro cactus, having psychoactive properties, can produce a hallucinogenic experience.

If you’re thinking that you’re going to get yourself in trouble by messing around with the san pedro kaktus, here’s the deal:  Mescaline, the substance in both the San Pedro Cactus and the more well-known Peyote cactus, was made illegal in the U.S. in 1970, and internationally in 1971.  It is listed as a controlled substance and there are fines and penalties if caught in possession, unless you are exempt under some obscure Native American Church rule.  However, it is NOT illegal (this means you CAN do this) for you to purchase, possess and cultivate (grow) the San Pedro Cactus for decorative purposes – ie – in your garden, for landscaping, etc.  So, there you have it.

All that being said, you’re still here so are probably looking to buy some San Pedro Cactus or San Pedro Cactus seeds.  We’ve compiled a list of some of the top suppliers of san pedro cactus products for you and we’ll be bringing a ton of articles and further in depth information on this fantastic plant so that you can get all of your information in one place.   Be sure to come back often – and don’t forget to share your San Pedro kaktus experiences with us!

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One Response to “Cactus San Pedro”

  1. melody says:
    April 11th, 2011 at 3:19 am

    this san pedro cactus review site is great :D

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