* In 1970 President Richard Nixon signed the Controlled Substance Act into law, making DMT (N,N-Dimethyltryptamine) as well as many other substances illegal. Without proper license from the DEA, it is a federal offense to use, possess, manufacture or distribute these substances in any amount.
* DMT (as well as several other controlled substances) are produced by the body, and found in a multitude of human bodily fluids and tissues.
* “Carrier-weight” laws specify that when a controlled substance is confiscated, the sentencing is judged by the amount of the total weight of whatever container or “carrier” it was in (e.g. THC is a schedule I controlled substance, but they do not prosecute based on the weight of the THC alone, nor even based on the weight of the plant material containing the THC, they take the weight of the plant plus the bag or other container that they find it in). The same applies to psychedelic toads - they do not prosecute based on the weight of the bufotenin, they prosecute based on the weight of the toad. The average weight of a human body is around 80-100 kilograms. This amount far exceeds the required level for a mandatory minimum sentence.
* Mandatory Minimums are mandatory. This means that even if the judge/jury/prosecution want to give you a reduced sentence or let you off the hook, they are not allowed to. For a first offense of this nature, the minimum sentence is 10 years in federal prison without parole. Given that a human being cannot stop manufacturing, possessing and using Schedule I controlled substances without dying, we are all guilty of not just first offenses, but second and third ones as well; the penalty for which is life in prison.
* The way our laws are written, it’s not just the case that they can throw us in prison for life at any given moment, it is that they are required to.
* 91st Congress, 2nd Session, 84 Stat. 1236, 21 U.S.C. § 801 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/granule/STATUTE-84/STATUTE-84-Pg1236/content-detail.html
* “Potentially hallucinogenic 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor ligands bufotenine and dimethyltryptamine in blood and tissues”. Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation 65 (3): 189–199. http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00365510510013604
* “Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986” http://www.unodc.org/doc/enl/1986-30-E.pdf