Citrus Growers Manufacture Huge Amounts of DMT

Via The Nexian:

It may surprise you to learn that common citrus trees like oranges and lemons are actually Schedule I substances, in the same legal category as heroin. I know it sounds absurd, but it is absolutely true. Recent analysis published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (Servillo et al. 2013) found that several citrus plants, including lemons and oranges, contain N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) and 5-hydroxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine (bufotenine). Both of these compounds are powerful hallucinogens and are designated as Schedule I substances under the federal Controlled Substances Act in the United States. Under that same law, “any material” containing “any quantity” of a Schedule I drug is itself legally equivalent to that drug.

The upshot of this is that domestic citrus producers are in fact operating a massive drug manufacturing enterprise, legally speaking. And the scale of this manufacture is not trivial. Let’s estimate 150 orange trees per acre, and conservatively suppose that each tree contains one kilogram of leaves. Then in the state of Florida alone, where approximately 550,000 acres are under cultivation, the crop would contain somewhere in the neighborhood of 80 kilograms of bufotenine — roughly 5 million doses — and 5 kilograms of DMT — roughly 150,000 doses. But that’s not all! Since the entire mass of any material containing these substances is legally equivalent to the pure substance, the entire biomass of the groves would be treated as pure DMT or pure bufotenine if the growers were charged with manufacturing a controlled substance.

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  • Gjallarbru

    Do the fruits have DMT? If so, the US is involved in drug traficking anywhere it exports those fruits. This is a really amusing thought.

    So, is there DMT in them oranges?

    • godozo

      This also leads to some interesting questions, such as…

      Is Citrus Greening a government operation to kill off a large source of hallucinogenic drugs?

      • aaron

        Considering the amount of drugs the CIA brings into the country this is highly unlikely.

        • misinformation

          ‘a large source of hallucinogenic drugs?’

          There is a key words in there ;)

    • BuzzCoastin

      Salvia is a low grade fast acting DMT
      I’ve smoked it
      very intense 60 second trip
      you can buy the plant a most Walmart garden centres
      for a few bucks

      • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

        …my meat space relations who have sampled Salvia report that it is a total fucking waste of time…

        • BuzzCoastin

          everyone has their realty tunnel
          in mine
          it was some pretty trppy shit
          I still remember both trips 15 years later
          about 1 minute each
          or
          this my still be number 2

          • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

            bioindividuality
            and all that jazz
            rap on
            my man

          • Number1Framer

            One of my friends very stupidly drove after smoking salvia one time. All he remembers was “the universe broke up into molecules and he was a letter of the alphabet trapped in a box.” Next thing he knew, he was waking up with his car against a tree and his door open from apparently trying to escape ‘the box.’ Lucky he didn’t get hurt or kill anyone. I personally saw a different friend get swallowed up by a recliner after I smoked it (he actually just spun around in it really fast, but the visual patterning was ‘all over me’ so to speak). I’ve never had such visuals or a feeling of loosing control of my mind from any hallucinogen except legally purchased salvia.

          • BuzzCoastin

            the guy who turned me on to salvia
            stopping tripping with Terrence
            because he felt T went too far

            after 2 trips I didn’t see the point
            but it was the most trppy trip I’ve experienced

        • misinformation

          Though I don’t deny the possibility that your ‘friends’ are correct, it could be that they were ignorant on how to consume it or that it made them shit their pants so profoundly that they passed it off as ‘a total fucking waste of time’.

          • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

            Experienced trippers on other psychedelics, to the best of my knowledge. I don’t pass along second hand drug experiences from just anyone…

            ‘a total fucking waste of time’ is my own summation of this aggregate. Sounds to me like there are far more efficacious ways to journey to the spirit world/12th dimension/playboy mansion or whatever.

            By all means, feel free to try sample some heroin while you’re at it.

          • misinformation

            Well, I suppose ‘a total fucking waste of time’ is kind of a meaningless ‘definition’.

            How heroin relates to salvia, I have no idea.

          • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

            Bad Boys II is ‘a total fucking waste of time’.

            When you’ll get to making a point, I have no idea.

          • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

            @Adam Phytophile

            Still nothing short of subjective.

            LOL, hilarity ensues. Welcome to this plane of existence. Feel free to kick back as you see fit.

            Also, I guess you scrolled right past where I said “bioindividuality”?

            Thanks For Playing.© Better Luck Next Time.℗ :)

          • misinformation

            “Bad Boys II is ‘a total fucking waste of time’.

            When you’ll get to making a point, I have no idea.”

            With that wit and an anonymous message forum, nothing can stop you.

          • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

            If teh werds r thur & u donut cheese 2 sea dem, ÿ kant ELP u

      • Gjallarbru

        Really, I thought Salvia had a different active component. I’ll look into it.

      • aaron

        Too lazy to go past Wikipedia but…..

        Salvinorin A is the main active psychotropicmolecule in Salvia divinorum, a Mexican plant which has a long history of use as anentheogen by indigenous Mazatec shamans. Salvinorin A is considered adissociative exhibiting atypically psychedeliceffects.

        It is structurally distinct from other naturally occurring hallucinogens (such as DMT,psilocybin, and mescaline) because it contains no nitrogen atoms; hence, it is not an alkaloid (and cannot be rendered as a salt) but a terpenoid.

        • BuzzCoastin

          Wee at BuzzHoneyPot LLC Inc & The DEA
          would like to tank everyone for the clarifing butt er
          Eye stand erected

          • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

            Wee at BuzzHoneyPot LLC Inc & The DEA
            would like to tank everyone for the clarifing butt er
            Eye stand erected
            (Paid Observer on the Path of Least Resistance)

            ( ^^) _旦~~

            The smửrtest thing ÿ never learnt was when to play dựmb

            >゜)))彡

      • Yūgen

        Low grade fast acting DMT? Salvia is almost nothing like DMT for me and those I know, apart from the fact that it is off the charts weird, instills a curious sense of ‘home’ and deja vu, and comes on in less than a minute, lasting only 10 minutes or so. In some ways salvia is more frightening to me than DMT but it’s an incredible experience. Interestingly it acts primarily on the kappa-opoid receptors from what I understand.

        A lot of stores sell salvias… but not salvia divinorum…

      • misinformation

        DMT is N,N-dimethyltryptamine and/or for some even 5-methoxy-N,Ndimethyltyptamine

        ‘Salvia’ is Salvia divinorum – active principle is Salvinorum A. As Yugen pointed out, with the exception of onset and length of experience, DMT and Salvia are not related in any way, let alone one being the ‘low grade’ of the other.

        Bad information doesn’t help in the edification of the public with regards to these molecules.

  • BuzzCoastin

    DMT is in everything to one degree or another
    extracting it in usfull form is the challenge

    • HCE

      Yup. Pretty much ubiquitous in the plant Kingdom.

      • BuzzCoastin

        our Sleep is fueled by our own DMT
        and rounded by a little dream time

        • Yūgen

          I don’t doubt that dreaming might be involved in DMT, because of my experiences, but it has yet to be shown and saying it fuels dreaming disregards the orchestra of biochemistry that is involved in dreams. Pinoline, an endogenous MAOI, along with other endogenous beta carbolines almost certainly plays a big role, possibly along with many other tryptamines like 5-meo-DMT, bufotenine, NMT etc.

  • Jane

    The obvious question is… how does one extract the DMT from citrus fruits? Or is it in the leaves/roots/bark? Just some hypothetical questions, not that the extraction process is relevant to any of my interests or anything.

    • Juan

      Of course, wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

    • Jin The Ninja

      from what i understand of the medicinal properties of citrus- it would be quite difficult. neither petitgrain e.o. or orange e.o. have any hallucinogenic properties. the leaves of orange are made into a tea, and the peel is used in chinese compound formulas. the leaf tea has a mild euphoric effect, but nothing one cannot achieve from a hot bath.

      • MellissaFountaineba

        like
        Jacqueline implied I’m taken by surprise that a mom can earn $8130 in 1 month
        on the computer . see post F­i­s­c­a­l­p­o­s­t­.­C­O­M­

      • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

        don’t look down, ÿ think it likes you… Jacqueline :)

    • Yūgen

      Phalaris is a better candidate…

  • Jonas Planck

    Well… that would explain the strange affinity for orange juice people have when they’re on LSD…all this time I thought it was something to do with vitamin C…

    • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

      Well… that would explain the strange affinity for orange juice people have when they’re on LSD Ecstasy Molly… all this time I thought it was something to do with vitamin C…

  • InfvoCuernos

    The author points out at the end that criminal intent is taken into account and that if you are ignorant of the presence of a controlled substance in your possession, then you don’t have to worry. 1.) I’m pretty sure that is complete bullshit 2.) Thanks for blurting this info out all over the internet so that it will be that much harder to claim ignorance.

    • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

      LAm3ℛz: Ruining The Tubes Of The World Wide Web Since Al Gore Invented It

    • godozo

      Sounds like the “Three Felonys a Day” rule.

    • Yūgen

      He knows his stuff very well when it comes to DMT containing plants and the legality of it all.

  • Craig Bickford

    There is supposedly a lot of plants that contain DMT, this isn’t that strange or novel really.

  • aaron

    Most people I saw said its difficult not impossible. It is about cost effectiveness and amount gained over amount of work put in.

  • Juan

    Brilliant:)

  • M Chiron

    Orange (essential oil) can also used to synthesize THC. Isnt that interesting ?

  • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

    Define: objective

    ¡Surgeon General’s Warning!
    Your definition must be able to pass the Non Euclidean smell & taste test in order to gain self-sealing stem bolts. If it does not, don’t waste my time, Sir PsychoZelNot.

  • Guest

    Dammit, Disqus!

  • BuzzCoastin

    nonetheless
    a coca leaf is a low grade fast acting amphetamine

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