Trendy New Yorkers are experimenting with a new psychedelic drug that they believe can help with depression and anxiety. The users of this new drug say it provides a life-changing experience. However, in order to get this drug, you have to milk a toad.
The illegal drug is derived from "milking" a Colorado River toad, also known as Sonoran Desert toad. The toxic liquid is extracted from the toad’s poisonous venom glands and then dried to a paste.
It is a schedule 1 classified substance, which carries the threat of a 10-year prison sentence for possession but that doesn't seem to make a difference to one's embarking on the experience. Users will score the extremely rare resin paste by hiring foreign shamans, often from Mexico, who travel throughout the US distributing it at ceremonies that cost $200 to $500 per person.
In fact, 21 people in white robes recently gathered at a mansion in the Hamptons to smoke the substance with a well-known shaman in the area. A recent study found that 80 percent of the users reported feeling relief after using the drug.
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