Buying Peyote buttons (Lophophora williamsii or Lophophora diffusa) is a spineless cactus native to the southwest United States, northern Mexico, and Peru. Native tribes have been using the herb for religious and medical purposes for about 6,000 years.

Mescaline, a hallucinogenic molecule that may also be synthesized chemically, is the main active element in peyote.

Peyote buttons (protrusions on the tops of cactus plants) are typically chewed after drying. They can also be soaked and drunk as a liquid (tea), powdered into a powder for capsules, or smoked with tobacco or cannabis.

Peyote is classified as a Schedule I substance in the United States, making it an unlawful and addictive substance. American Indians, on the other hand,

Peyote buttons resemble disc-shaped buttons and are found on the “crown” or top of the peyote cactus. They come in two forms: fresh and dried. They can be chewed or soaked in water to produce an intoxicating drink.
Peyote is also pulverized into an off-white powder that is inserted inside a capsule to be eaten or sprinkled onto a cigarette or marijuana joint to be smoked because of its bitter taste.