Cactus Banned in Australia!
Well, not yet…
(A) proposed schedule of controlled plants currently before the Attorney-General… (that) targets common ornamental garden plants like datura (angel’s trumpet), various succulents and other plants… has ecologists and plant enthusiasts up in arms.
What began as a legitimate attempt to shut down the drug trade’s access to illicit drug precursors in 2008 by then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, has been extended to more obscure drugs like… mescaline – hallucinogens which hold little prominence in the drug trade and are predominantly extracted from… cacti.
True enough, but really now, there’s a lot of plants that have hallucinogenic effects if you get right down to it. Anyone know of a list?