Fewer Peyote Plants in the Wild

Legal Texas peyote is disappearing faster than you can say, &quot;peccary.&quot; The <a href="https://cactusjungle.com/archives/blog/exit.php?url_id=1861&amp;entry_id=1682" title="http://www.dallasobserver.com/2008-02-14/news/texas-peyote-hunters-struggle-to-find-a-vanishing-holy-crop" onmouseover="window.status=’http://www.dallasobserver.com/2008-02-14/news/texas-peyote-hunters-struggle-to-find-a-vanishing-holy-crop’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">Dallas Observer</a> reports:<br /><br style="font-style: italic;" /><div style="margin-left: 40px;"><img width="150" hspace="5" height="180" border="2" src="/blog/uploads/misc/1896260.51.jpg" /><br style="font-style: italic;" /><span style="font-style: italic;">Harvesting peyote is legal for only three people, and all of them live in Texas…<br />
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Cactus spines and the occasional rattle snake are all in a day’s work for Mauro Morales, one of three legal peyote hunters in Texas….<br />
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&quot;I used to collect as much in a week as I now do in a month,&quot; he says. &quot;I don’t know what’s going to happen to the medicine.&quot;<br />
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Morales almost never utters the word &quot;peyote.&quot; For him, the small green-gray cactus is a sacrament with miraculous healing powers, hence his word for it: medicine. </span><br /></div><br />

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