Below is a list of the most prolific species of entheogenic plants and fungi, but this list is not exhaustive. As new research and understanding of plants, fungi, and natural sources continues this list may expand. For additional information review “Plants of the Gods” by R.E. Schultes, A. Hoffman and C. Ratsch.
1. Any cactus or extracted materials such as teas or dried results of plant extractions, which can be tested for natural phenethylamine compounds such as found in:
- Lophophora williamsii (Peyote)
- Echinopsis pachoni (San Pedro Cactus)
- Echinopsis peruviana (Peruvian Torch)
- Echinopsis lageniformis(Bolivian Torch)
- and related cacti
2. Any Mushroom or extracted materials such as teas or dried results of fungi extractions, which can be tested for natural tryptamine compounds such as found in:
- Psilocybe ovoideocystidiata
- Panaeolus cinctulus
- Gymnopilus braendlei (Discovered in DC!)
- Psilocybe cubensis
- Psilocybe allenii
- Psilocybe cyanescens
- and related fungi
3. Any plants containing Ibogaine or extracted materials such as teas or dried results of iboga extractions, which can be tested for natural tryptamine compounds such as found in:
4. Any plants containing DMT or extracted materials such as teas (such as Ayahuasca) or dried results of DMT extractions, which can be tested for natural tryptamine compounds such as found in:
- Psychotria viridis (often found in teas similar to ayahuasca)
- Mimosa tenuiflora
- Diplopterys cabrerana
- Acacia varieties, such as:
- Phalaris aquatica
- Phalaris arundinacea
Note: These materials can be precisely identified via existing laboratory analysis methods. For those who do not have access to laboratory equipment, we recommend the Dancesafe Testing Kits.
(a) For purposes of this section, the term “entheogenic plant and fungus” means any plant or fungus of any species in which there is naturally occurring any of the following substances in any form which would cause such plant or fungus to be described in D.C. Official Code §48-902.04(3): ibogaine, dimethyltryptamine, mescaline, psilocybin or psilocyn.
(b) The Metropolitan Police Department shall make the investigation and arrest of persons 18 years of age or older, for non-commercial planting, cultivating, purchasing, transporting, distributing, engaging in practices with, and/or possessing entheogenic plants and fungi that are listed in Schedule I of the District of Columbia Uniform Controlled Substances Act of 1981 effective August 5, 1981 (D.C. Law 4-29, D.C. Official Code §48-902.04) as among its lowest enforcement priorities.