You know you're a cactus head when:
-You live with in a house shared with others and have turned the underside of your bed into a San Pedro
drying station, performed A/B extractions on the cactus, and consumed the product, all without the housemates finding out.
-You've been doing the drying/ extractions in secrecy for a period of several months.
-You tell no one so you're not pestered by those looking to purchase the final product (in order to save it for yourself).
-All your closest friends have at least one experience with mescaline
, many of the experiences being with the HCL salt.
-Your friends don't understand why you're SO excited to find large transparent HDPE containers with a good seal.
-Your parents decide at last moment NOT to go away for the weekend, find you trying to boil down just 2 feet of San Pedro, have NO clue what it is, and spend the next 3 hours lecturing about how dangerous it is synthesizing methamphetamine
, convinced that's what you're up to (because that's the only thing that gets media attention for clandestine manufacture).
-Your parents are happy
to see you planting San Pedro around the yard, because it means you have no immediate plans of an extraction.
-You have a backpack dedicated to extraction supplies and way too many HDPE containers in your room.
-You've seriously considered designing a machine to perform the extraction/ have detailed plans on 'streamlining' the process.
-You know the 'long name' for mescaline, and can spell it (3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine).
-You've stopped caring how the final product looks
, so long as it performs
(100% success so far).
-You consider the preparation to be half the experience.
-You can't hike/drive through the desert without stopping to examine at least a couple specimen.
-You're comfortable eating the dried chips, but prefer a salt, so that dosage can be more accurately calculated.
-You've performed A/B's with the sole intent of sharing the experience with those you know would appreciate mescaline, but are unable to ingest a good sized dose by any other means of preparation.
-You've taken a break through typing this to examine your progress in drying some San Pedro flesh.
-You know that Echinopsis is just another way of saying Trichocereus.
-After dozens of hours spent slicing, drying, and working with some nasty chemicals, it's still "worth it" every time.