Sat, 06 Apr 2013 12:49:05 PDT
However, many nurseries have it in their private collections and at least,
the USDA and Cal inspectors turn a blind eye. This is what I have been told
by nurserymen. Of course, once the DEA starts looking under your bed,
nothing is safe.


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On Behalf Of Tim Chapman
Sent: Saturday, April 06, 2013 11:38 AM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Peyote??

Lophophora williamsii is a schedule 1 drug plant. All parts of it growing or
not are Illegal to possess without a DEA license.  I can assure you cactus
bowl sellers do not have DEA licenses.  I don't know the date of it becoming
scheduled so perhaps it was available in the past. It is clearly on the list

I don't grow any cactus so don't know about this genus and its other spp ,
but California's own law forbids growing ANY species in this genus. 

Tim Chapman

> I do not agree with you.  Lophophora williamsii is a well known plant.  
> It is similar to L. diffusa, but they can be distinguished.  When I 
> lived in L.A., I was somewhat of an expert on cactus and grew many.  Among
my plants was L.
> williamsii, and of course it flowered for me.  

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