People entering Texas from Mexico are being warned that an old folk remedy gel they can get in Mexico may contain peyote and/or marijuana as the main ingredient, meaning they are illegal to bring into the United States.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection say they have seen an uptick in the amount of creams coming across the border, which prompted the issuing of a travel advisory.
“Some cross-border travelers to Mexico to seek out a product called peyote gel, which in many cases also contains marijuana, as a remedy for muscle, bone and joint pain,” the advisory said.
“It is important that our travelers are aware of what they can bring into the United Sates from other countries to avoid potential delays,” said CBP Port Director Efrain Solis Jr. in a statement.
Yes, we can’t have people bringing dangerous topical gels into the U.S. Before you know it kids will be rubbing marijuana ointment on their elbows and then where will we be as a country? When will the anarchy end?
It seems older folks in the border towns still use these gels regularly, despite the fact that deadly and addictive painkillers are now available. True, these old people might not have access to the best pills we have to offer; their loss I guess.
In any case, it’s always a good idea to be aware of what you are bringing into the U.S., especially in this day and age. You don’t want to come back home and end up having to spend hours at a border crossing because you got some peyote gel from an old Mexican by the side of the road who told you to rub it on the knee you inured playing tennis.