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PCP is sometimes considered
a hallucinogen because it has some
of the same effects. However, it does
not fit easily into any one drug
category. Because PCP is made under
non-quality controlled circumstances
and is associated with extremely
bizarre and aggressive acts, it is
considered the most unpredictable
drug. It is frequently sprinkled on
to marijuana to intensify the effect.
This is referred to as "killer
Comes from the
peyote cactus and although not as
strong as LSD, its effects are
similar. Mescaline is smoked or
swallowed in capsule form or as
tablets. The trip is longer, but has
a slower onset and traditionally associated with
Comes form certain
mushrooms. It is sold in tablet or
capsule form. The mushrooms
themselves are eaten, fresh or dried.
The trip has an intense euphoric
stage but is short in duration and traditionally
associated with shaman.
drug that acts like LSD. Its effects
begin almost immediately and last for
Of all the natural hallucinogens, Datura is responsible for the most deaths.
Also known as
Jimson Wood, or Thornapple Tree, datura is a member
of the nightshade family and is a popular garden specimen tree with displays of red or white, trumpet shaped
flowers, the red flowers being more
toxic. The flower has a sweet heady
smell and is more potent when picked
flowers and leaves are all toxic.
These are boiled up and leave a
liquid which looks like muddy water,
but smells like cabbage water which
is then taken by mouth.
thirst as a result of massive
- Convulsions, coma and death
- Dry mouth
be violent. Drowning can occur as a
result of wanting to quench thirst
and alleviate fever. Disorientation
and hallucinations result in person
having no idea what they are doing.
Kidney damage and /or kidney failure
may occur as a result of the strong
diuretic effect. The effects can last
6-10 hours, but have been known to
last several days. The following day
after the initial effects have worn
off the following problems may occur.
- Loss of
Datura taken in
conjunction with marijuana, can
display behaviour may be that of a
person on a