Magic Mushrooms

Mushrooms have been utilized for centuries to induce changes in ones sensory experience. They have been used in religious ceremonies in Mexico and Central America for many years. In the 1960s, mushrooms became fairly popular in the United States amongst some people. Individuals that enjoy drugs such as LSD and ecstasy tend to also like mushrooms. When a person consumes ‘shrooms’ they may have 'open and closed' eye visuals. They may also hear and see things differently then they actually are.

Street names for mushrooms include ‘magic mushrooms’, ‘caps’ and ‘shrooms.’ They are either eaten or consumed in tea. Magic mushrooms are not considered dependable substances. This simply means that while they may induce a high one day, they may have no effect on another. How much a person consumes, their surroundings and environment will all effect ones experience.

Psilocybin and psilocin are what causes the hallucinogen properties of some mushrooms. These types of mushrooms are grown mostly in Central America and Mexico, though they can be grown or cultivated almost anywhere.

Not all mushrooms are hallucinogens. There are various types of mushrooms, some which are commonly eaten without the purpose of getting high, others which are utilized to get high and even those that are poisonous. Being able to identify which, mushroom are which, can mean the difference between life and death. Some people have died after picking and consuming mushrooms which they mistakenly thought were hallucinogens.

‘Shrooms’ are not considered addicting. There won’t be any type of physical reaction which occurs once a person stops taking them. There is also no strong psychological compulsion to consume them either, like there is to take drugs such as heroin or cocaine. Heavy usage of mushrooms is considered twice a week. Often times, users have to put some distance in between the times they use magic mushrooms because the effects tend to dull after consecutive uses.

There exists the potential for negative long and short term effects as it relates to mushrooms use. In the short term, individuals may experience frightening hallucinations. They may feel like they are going to die and also become nauseous and/or vomit. In the long term, individuals may develop what is referred to as HPPD. A person suffering from Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (HPPD) will experience hallucinations long after they have actually used mushrooms. They might also have flashbacks of previous use.

Mushrooms Basics

  Mushrooms, also known as magic mushrooms, caps and shrooms, are taken for the purpose of getting high and are classifieds as hallucinogens. Individuals consume them in hopes of having an incredible sensory experience. While they don’t “work” for everyone, the goal is to induce hallucinations and distorts ones reality. They have been used historically in religious ceremonies in Mexico and in some parts of Central America for many years.   Psilocybin and psiloc...

Mushroom Dangers

  There are dangers associated with psilocybin mushroom use, both in the short term and long term, though they don’t tend to be as severe as other illicit substances. In the short term individuals may have frightening hallucinations and visuals. They may even feel like they’re dying. Things can become dangerous depending on how the user reacts. Because of this risk, it is recommended that users not use mushrooms by themselves. Having someone around who isn’t high is go...

Mushroom Addiction

  Psilocybin mushrooms are not considered addictive. Individuals that consume mushrooms for the purposes of getting high will not have any physical withdrawals after they stop taking them. They won’t have any physical impulsion to use them either. This is not to suggest that individuals might not enjoy the experience and thus want to take mushrooms on a consistent basis. They might. However, the concern that an addiction might develop like one to drugs such as heroin, cocaine or c...

Mushrooms Question & Answer

  A. Are ‘shrooms’ legal? No ‘shrooms’ or psilocybin mushrooms are not legal in the United States. They are classified as a Schedule 1 drug. Drugs in this category are believed to have a high potential for abuse and have no medical uses. Individuals caught with them tend to be given the harshest legal penalties. It is somewhat surprising that the government has come down so hard on mushrooms, though they don’t have a recognized medical use, they aren’...

Mushrooms Legality

  Mushrooms are hallucinogens. Individuals that consume them may experience significant changes in their sensory experiences. They may see things that don’t exist (hallucinations) and see things that actually do exist, differently then they appear. Sometimes these experiences are pleasant ones. Other times they are not. A person may become frightened or feel like they are dying. They might also become nauseous and vomit.   Mushrooms are illegal to possess with the intent t...

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