"17. Mescaline (3,4,5--trimethoxybenzeneethanamine), but not peyote (lophophora)"
Mescaline is a controlled substance. It is rather unknown in
Back in the 1961, when
In 1996 when passing the Canada Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the government maintained this exemption, keeping peyote legal for the same reasons as the 1961 government had pointed out.
So what does this all mean?
What are some ways to prove that it is peyote?
A main start would be to keep the dried peyote in pieces that show distinct characteristics of the peyote plant. This could be done by slicing the peyote in pieces, from top to bottom, because the peyote cactus is easily distinguishable due to its relatively small size. If you were to look at fresh peyote, and then look at the dried peyote, and see that it’s quite similar, only different colours (due to the lack of moisture)
If the dried peyote were in powdered form, then the only way to distinguish it, would be to scientifically analyze all the powder and compare all of the chemicals found in it with the chemicals normally found in peyote. This would be more expensive, however an effective way in proving your case.
Obviously if the powdered material was just mescaline and cactus tissue then it would be considered illegal, because it is not peyote, peyote isn’t just mescaline and tissue. It has 50+ other chemicals.
So conclusively, peyote in all forms is considered legal if you can prove that the form of peyote you have prepared or not is or was at one point peyote.