Sun, 07 Apr 2013 23:03:55 PDT
Dear Richard, At my Nursery the Inspector would walk over several hundred  
acres. Anywhere I grew anything, It sometimes took her 2 days! Russ
In a message dated 4/6/2013 12:49:13 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

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.


-----Original Message-----
From: []
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 
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 
scheduled so perhaps it was available in the past. It is  clearly on the 

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.  
my plants was L.
> williamsii, and of course it  flowered for me.   
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