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In fact, peyote users scored significantly better than non-users on the "general positive affect" and "psychological well-being" measures of the Rand Mental Health Inventory (RMHI), a standard instrument used to diagnose psychological problems and determine overall mental health.
Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food.
a. Deliberate disobedience to the known will of God.
b. A condition of estrangement from God resulting from such disobedience.
"It's heartwarming," said Victor J. Clyde, a judge with the Arizona state courts and vice president of the Native American Church of North America. "Our elders told us that this beauty is good for us, and will never do us harm. The government never really took their word, and even prohibited peyote for a while."
"It does reassure," added Clyde. "The statement made by the elders, the government was not going to listen to them, but this carries weight."
Peyote is also supposed to be effective as a treatment for alcoholism when used "in the NAC context," the study said.