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Bufo Alvarius

bufo_alvariusBufo Alvarius is Unscheduled in the United States. However, it is a gray area of the law because the toad venom contains, Bufotenine, which is a Schedule I chemical.

Addictive Potential: None

Emergency Room Visits Yearly: None

Mandatory Minimum Sentence: NA

Mechanism of Action: The active constituents, 5-MeO-DMT and Bufotenine, increase the Neurotransmitter Serotonin


Bufo alvarius, also known as the Sonoran Desert Toad or the Colorado River Toad, is a psychoactive toad found in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The skin and venom of Bufo alvarius contain 5-MeO-DMT and Bufoteninewhich have psychedelic effects when smoked.

The toad’s venom is its primary defense system against predators. It is produced by the granular glands which are specialized multi-cellular concentrations of tissue. The most prominent of these is the pair of large slightly curved oval-shaped parotoid glands located on on each side of the neck. There are also enlarged and enlongated glands on the outside of each hind leg, between the knee and thigh; they are called femorals. Similarly, the tibeals are long glands, or a line of shorter ones, that run the full length between the knee and ankle.

There is no current U.S. federal law or legislation which prohibits the selling or distribution of Bufo alvarius.


Dharma the Bufo Alvarius Toad Eats a Worm (Members’ Area)

Recommended In-Print Books:

Tryptamine Palace: 5-MeO-DMT and the Sonoran Desert Toad

The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications

After The Trip: Thoughts On Entheogens, Spirituality, And Daily Life

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