Magic Mushroom: What You Need To Know

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If you are always looking for ways to get high, then you must learn about magic mushroom more closely. These wildly grown or cultivated breeds of mushrooms contain psilocybin, which is a naturally-occurring hallucinogenic and psychoactive compound. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations, psilocybin is regarded as one of the most reputed psychedelics.

Grouped under the Schedule I drug, the Psilocybin is known to have a pretty high potential for misuse. There are also no recorded medical uses of this compound in the treatment of any kind in the US. Even though the hallucinogenic properties of some mushrooms are known in certain cultures for centuries, the psilocybin was first isolated by Dr. Albert Hofmann in 1958.

The magic mushrooms are often dried before they are made ready for consumption. They may also be mixed to drinks or food, while there are some people who prefer to consume the freshly picked mushrooms as they are. In different parts of the world, the magic shrooms are also known as blue meanies, mushies, liberty caps, golden tops, agaric, amani, philosopher’s stones, and liberties.

Physical Traits Of The Shrooms

Some people often wonder how to tell the difference between ordinary mushrooms and the magic shrooms. Well, if you know the physical traits, then you can easily identify it. They usually look like any other type of dried mushrooms with whitish-gray slender stems and dark brown caps with a white or light brown center. The dried mushrooms are rusty brown in color.

People prefer consuming these golden tops in various ways. While some eat them fresh or mixed with food, others use them to brew tea-like beverage. They may be mixed with cannabis or tobacco to be smoked. Liquid psilocybin is a naturally-occurring psychedelic drug that comes in a vial derived from the shrooms.

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Effect Of The Mushroom

These are the hallucinogenic drugs, which means you can see, hear and feel unrealistic things when under the impact of the drug. The effects of these golden tops are quite variable and they are usually influenced by a wide range of environmental factors. Studies have shown that they have a long history with self-discovery and spiritual experiences.

In many countries, people believe that these naturally occurring mushroom-like drug substance is a sacred herb that helps people remember or attain their altered state. There are many people around the world who prefer taking this naturally occurring drug along with cannabis to experience a sense of connection and euphoria.

These mushrooms contain psilocybin that is converted into psilocin inside the body, and it is known to impact the levels of serotonin in the brain.  After 20 to 40 minutes of consumption, you can start feeling the altered and unusual perceptions that can last up to six hours. It’s the same amount of time needed to metabolize and excrete psilocin.

There are numerous factors that influence the impact of magic mushrooms after consumption in the raw state or mixed with other food. The factors include age, weight, dosage, environment, personality, emotional state, and history of mental illness.

What People Say About Magic Shrooms

These shrooms are usually known to produce a peaceful high in the users. However, in some cases, they are also known to induce frightening hallucinations, anxiety, confusion, and paranoia. For thousands of years, people in America and Europe have used the golden tops for spiritual and medicinal. Following the feedback from people, experts from John Hopkins University recommended the reclassification of psilocybin from Schedule I to Schedule IV to allow its medical use.

Studies show that psilocybin helps in treating a variety of health issues including cancer-related psychiatric distress, nicotine addiction, anxiety, depression, and the substance that induce disorders. In 2019, the mushroom was decriminalized in Denver and it became the first city to do so. Although this still does not make the shrooms legal, those who possess it cannot be prosecuted.

The Common Side Effects

Any kind of hallucinogens such as the Magic Shrooms carries the risk of triggering emotional and mental problems under the influence of drugs. The exact amount of psilocybin and psilocin content in any mushroom is not known and they vary widely. The side effects induced due to consuming the golden tops are often known as a ‘bad trip’.

The intensity, length and type of bad trip that a consumer will face cannot be specified. In some people, it may cause a mild trip making the user feel drowsy or relaxed, while in others this may lead to a frightening experience with delusions, hallucinations, and panics.

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