By Jonathan Ott

Pharmacotheon is the 1st finished medical compendium with regards to entheogenic medications, a very attention-grabbing zone of the drug international. The emphasis is on comprehensive and scientific, as this booklet offers intimately with all elements of entheogenic drugs-their botany, chemistry, neuropharmacology, ethnology and history.

Herein the clinical professional will locate entry to the entire resource guides in a voluminous bibliography, to which reference is made within the textual content. along with this accomplished, clinical documentation of the target evidence with regards to entheogenic medications, the query of the which means and value of this actual category of psychotropic medicinal drugs for modern society is mentioned in detail.

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1992)! In cases where public safety is at stake, we need a drug policy based on research, not on prejudice; based on science, not on default and accidents ofhistory (it is worth noting that caffeine was originally considered for legal control along with cocaine, heroin and morphine by early reformers). S. and degrade their night vision. Some might object ... even 'though caffeine is demonstrably inferior to amphetamines for pilots, everyone knows that amphetamines are "addictive" and hence unsuitable for such use.

Shoot-outs between rival drug gangs ... drug-related spread ofAIDS and hepatitis ... " As Sasha and Ann Shulgin put it in their excellent book PIHKAL, however (Shulgin & Shulgin 1991): Yes, it's possible that with the removal of drug laws a few timid Presbyterians will venture a snort of cocaine, but in the main, drug abuse [sic] will be no worse than it is now, and-afrer some initial experimentation-things will return to a natural balance. There is no "Middle America" sirting out there, ready to go Whoopie!

The flowers are pink to whitish, solitary, appearing at the crown of the cactus, there surrounded by a mass of whitish hairs (Anderson 1969; Anderson 1980; Anderson 1995). In 1560, Spanish Franciscan ftiar Bernardino de SahagUn first wrote about this plant (Estrada Lugo 1991; SahagUn 1950; SahagUn 1982): There is another herb ... called peiotl. it is found in the north country. Those who eat or drink it see visions either ftightful or laughable; this inebriation lasts two or three days and then ceases.

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