Psychedelic Mushrooms

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  • Topic: Psychedelic drug, Psilocybin mushrooms, Fungus
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Shrooms, boomers, magic, psychedelic or hallucinogenic mushrooms are a fungi containing substance capable of causing the user to hallucinate. These types of mushrooms have been around for many years and exist in many different species. These fungi look just like an ordinary fungi but are illegal in many countries; just like other hallucinogenic drugs. They have many different effects on the body, which is why people buy and sell these "magic mushrooms".

Hallucinogenic mushrooms are fungi that contain psychedelic substances that make the user hallucinate. The substance in these mushrooms is psilocybin, which is hallucinogenic. The mushrooms can be eaten either fresh or dried. They can also be used to make a tea(Drugs p.24). Either way will make the user hallucinate or trip. As fresh mushrooms, they are sticky, with a conical shape. Almost all have a brown or yellowish cap, which sets atop the stalk/stem, with brownish gills underneath (the bottom of the cap). The stalk is thick and whitish, covered with small, whitish fibers. This description is a Potent Psilocybin mushroom (Psilocybe Baeocystis), which can be found in the Pacific NW on wood chips, decayed wood, and moss. There are about 100 different types of hallucinogenic mushrooms (Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World: An Identification Guide p.19). They all look somewhat the same as mentioned above, but with slight color changes in some. Also, hallucinogenic mushrooms can be mistaken for fatally poisonous mushrooms if not identified right. That is why mushroom hunting is considered not safe if you don't know exactly what you are looking for. Hallucinogenic mushrooms have many effects physically, emotionally, sensorial, and psychologically. All physical effects are related to how many mushrooms are consumed by the user. With a low dose, such as 1 to 3 grams of dried mushrooms, feelings of relaxation, heaviness or lightness, and loss of appetite are experienced by the user. Higher doses (3 to 5 grams) can...
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