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December 26, 2007

Shrooms.

Filed under: General Geek — digitalboy75 @ 4:36 pm

 Well, I always thought Peyote was a ‘shroom. Naive little me. Excerpts from the article linked farther down:

In the first study of its kind, researchers have found that peyote — for now, the only legal hallucinogenic drug in the United States — doesn’t rob regular users of brain power over time.    …

Peyote comes from the crowns of a cactus that grows in northern Mexico and parts of Texas. Harvesters cut off the crown, dry it and sell it in buttons. The commonly found peyote plant is often confused with the endangered star cactus. …

[in a comparison of peyote users, alcoholics, and drug free native americans…] On the psychological front, Native American peyote users were actually in better shape emotionally than those who didn’t use the drug.

So…the theory is these Native Americans on peyote are a member of the Navajo Native American Church, and as regular church goers  they have an emotional support group, or some such. Or maybe they just get happy all the time.

http://www.wired.com/medtech/health/news/2005/11/69477 

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