Man selling giant hallucinogenic cactus says he's not a drug dealer

A man who listed sections of a massive hallucinogenic cactus for sale on Facebook is adamant he's not a drug dealer.

The cactus is said to be a San Pedro. According to psycheplants.org, san pedro is a cactus traditionally used for medical purposes in certain parts of South America.

Psycheplants says the effects of higher doses of San Pedro are similar to LSD.

Man selling giant hallucinogenic cactus says he's not a drug dealer

Effects include visions with eyes opened and closed, insightful psychological experiences, spiritual experiences, and changes in the perception of time and space, Psycheplants says.

Seller Jonny Small told NZME however he's not a "drug pusher".

"It was about people having to have a piece of this plant to regrow so the genetics of this plant just lives on."

The advertisement on the Cactus and Succulent Society of NZ closed Facebook group says the plant is 30-years-old.

"Jealous that's a beauty," one impressed commenter said.

"Hopefully it will go to some loving homes," another wrote.

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