WASHINGTON (CN) – The venom of a toad that lives in the Colorado River has been classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a highly powerful psychedelic.
The Drug Enforcement Administration plans to place the powerful psychedelic tryptamine 5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT) and its salts into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act.
Drugs classified under Schedule I cannot be possessed, cultivated, sold, bought, consumed or traded in the United States.
Traditionally 5-MeO-DMT has been used in psychedelic snuff made from virola bark resin, and is also found in the venom of the Colorado River toad. Only drugs for which there is no accepted medical usage, and no known method of safe ingestion, and which have a high potential for abuse are classified under Schedule I.