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As interest in psychedelic experiences grows, many states and cities are starting to change their approach to handling mushrooms in particular. While the average portobello or shiitake mushroom at the grocery will just make you feel full after eating them, psychoactive or “magic” mushrooms or shrooms, have entirely different effects. Although everyone has a unique reaction to the active ingredients in these fungi, most people report effects like:

  • Changes in mood, including euphoria or anxiety
  • Peacefulness
  • Altered perception of space and time
  • Visual hallucinations like halos around lights and variations in colors
  • Dizziness
  • Spiritual feelings or thoughts
  • Lack of coordination

These effects kick in about 30 to 45 minutes after consumption and last 6 to 8 hours. As you can tell, magic mushrooms are a little more intense than the average cannabis strain. If you’re new to the world of psychedelic experiences and fungi with active ingredients, this guide to shrooms will help you get the most out of these substances without running afoul of the potential downsides. 

Learn more about cannabis strains:

What are Psychedelic Mushrooms?

Magic mushrooms differ from other psychedelic drugs like LSD, ketamine, or MDMA by being a completely natural product. They occur in nature all over the world, but they’re often easily confused for toxic mushrooms that don’t produce the desired effects. So instead, these mushrooms are cultivated in controlled environments to ensure the exact species grow and nothing else. There are hundreds of mushroom species containing one or more active ingredients that can cause the effects listed above.

Some of the genera that contain psychedelic species include Psilocybe, Amanita, Inocybe, and Panaeolus. With the exception of the Amanita genus, most magic mushrooms contain the active ingredients psilocybin and psilocin. Variations in the amounts of these two active ingredients largely determine the kind of effect the mushroom will produce when consumed.

Common types of magic mushrooms taken recreationally or therapeutically around the world include:

  • Psilocybe cubensis, one of the most common magic mushrooms in cultivation globally
  • Psilocybe semilanceata, some of the strongest mushrooms widely cultivated and picked
  • Panaeolus cyanescens, also known as Blue Meanies for their unique appearance
  • Psilocybe azurescens, native to the United States and extra high in psilocybin content.

How to Take Magic Mushrooms

Taking shrooms requires more forethought and planning than your average afternoon drinking session. The place where you experience the effects, known as the setting, matters a lot to the session’s success. It’s also recommended you have at least one person on hand that isn’t taking anything psychoactive to act as a helper for the experience. Trying mushrooms on your own for the very first time isn’t recommended since you won’t know how you’ll react at all.

The key to a successful magic mushroom experience is taking the right dose for the effects you want to experience. Microdosing is a good first experience, but it won’t produce the euphoria or colorful effects that a larger dose will provide. Each variety has a different amount of active ingredients within it, so it’s best to take a dose that’s tailored to the species in question. If you don’t know the exact type of mushrooms you’re taking, it’s best to start with a smaller dose and take a larger one next time after verifying your tolerance for a specific product or batch.

Many people try to chew up dried mushrooms and consume them whole. However, a compound known as chitin that gives mushrooms their unique squishy texture can cause stomach aches and nausea. Even powdered mushrooms in a capsule can produce this effect. Edibles containing mushroom extracts instead may be easier to take, or there are multiple methods for making tea or other liquid extracts on your own from fresh or dried mushrooms.

Choosing a Dosage for Shrooms

More isn’t better when it comes to magic mushrooms. Smaller doses still produce positive effects like relaxation, creativity, mental stimulation, a gentle sense of euphoria, and enjoyment of novel experiences. These doses are also less likely to cause negative side effects like paranoia or nausea. It’s best to find the specific species of mushrooms you’re planning to take and base the dosage around that. For example, Psilocybe subaeruginosa can be strong enough that just one gram can equal two to three grams of Psilocybe cubensis.

If you can’t find any specific information for the mushrooms you have, consider using these general dosage guidelines that are on the light side to reduce the chance of side effects.

  • Microdose: .1 to .5 grams
  • Light Dose: .8 to 1 grams
  • Moderate Dose: 1.5 to 2 grams
  • Heavy Dose: 3 to 4 grams.

Shroom Strains

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Magic Truffles – Psilocybe Tampanensis Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
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The magic truffle, scientifically known as psilocybe tampanensis, is a rare, hard-to-find psychedelic mushroom in the Psilocybe family. This shroom is also ...

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Psilocybe Caerulescens – Landslide Mushrooms
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Psilocybe caerulescens, otherwise known as Landslide Mushrooms, is a species of psychedelic mushroom that’s gaining an increasing amount of publicity thanks to ...

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Psilocybe Caerulipes – Blue Foot Mushroom
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The Blue Foot Mushroom, which you can nerdily call by its Latin title Psilocybe caerulipes (Latin for “blue foot,” if you want extra nerd points), is a rare ...

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How to Grow Shrooms
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Want to learn how to grow shrooms? It’s not terribly difficult to grow shrooms, but you do need to know what you’re doing. We’re here to answer questions on ...

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Psilocybe Azurescens
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With more states and countries legalizing or decriminalizing magic mushrooms each year, interest in accurate information about them is increasing. There are ...

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All About Psilocybe Subaeruginosa
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Despite a common misconception, the broad term “magic mushrooms” encompasses many different species that all produce slightly different effects. Knowing the ...

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Psilocybe Cyanescens: Wavy Caps Magic Mushrooms
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The magic mushroom known scientifically as Psilocybe cyanescens is also called Wavy Caps. Don’t confuse Psilocybe cyanescens with Panaeolus cyanescens, which ...

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Flying Saucer Mushroom Strain
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You may have heard of magic mushrooms, but have you heard of the Flying Saucer mushroom strain? Psilocybin (pronounced sil-oh-sigh-bin or sigh-low-sigh-bin) ...

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Blue Meanies Mushrooms
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We’re positive you already know quite a bit about shrooms, but did you know even magic mushrooms have specific strains like Blue Meanies? Blue Meanies, or ...

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Psilocybe Mexicana: Teonanacatl Magic Mushrooms
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Psilocybe mexicana is also known as Teonanacatl, or what the South American Aztec Indians called "god’s flesh." P. mexicana is a strain of magic mushroom with ...

Frequently Asked Questions About Shrooms

How Long Do Shrooms Stay In Your System?

Mushrooms metabolize rapidly inside your body and are flushed out within 24 hours of consumption. Most tests show that no residues are detectable in as little as six hours after consumption, which is before the effects even fade.

Where Are Shrooms Legal to Consume?

Thanks to decriminalization efforts, magic mushrooms are legal to consume in a number of US cities. The movement has not quite spread to entire states yet, but there are some countries where mushrooms aren’t regulated and provinces in other countries that have decriminalized them as well. Areas where mushrooms are legal as of October 2022 include:

  • Bahamas, even cultivation
  • Austria
  • Brazil
  • The British Virgin Islands, if they are naturally grown
  • Jamaica
  • Netherlands, in specific formats
  • Nepal
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Santa Cruz and Oakland, California
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Oregon, if used in mental health treatment settings
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Cambridge and Somerville, Massachusetts.

Are shrooms bad for you?

Shrooms are generally not bad for you when used in small doses and with great respect and caution. In fact, research shows that psilocybin — the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms — may be effective in helping people control addictions to alcohol, cocaine, opioids, and nicotine. Certain studies have shown significantly higher success rates for quitting nicotine among those who used psilocybin compared with those who did not. However, much more research needs to be done before these effects are confirmed.

What are shrooms’ effects?

Shrooms frequently cause people to have altered perceptions of space and time, along with feelings of euphoria and the sensation that one is dreaming. Researchers have found that subjects on shrooms report feeling positivity, sacredness, unity, and transcendence of time and space — all of which are associated with positive experiences from shrooms overall. These effects are the result of psilocybin, the main psychoactive and hallucinogenic compound that’s present in shrooms. Humans have used this drug for over 10,000 years as part of medical and spiritual rituals. Read more about them here.

How long does it take for shrooms to kick in?

In general, you can expect to start feeling the effects of shrooms within 30 minutes of taking them. However, this depends on several factors, including whether you have an empty stomach. Having an empty stomach causes psilocybin to be absorbed into your bloodstream more quickly, resulting in faster psychedelic effects. Psychedelics like psilocybin are serotonin HT2A receptor agonists which increase something called brain entropy — in other words, they cause your brain to communicate with itself in a less organized way. This is responsible for the abstractness of a mushroom trip. You’ll also achieve different effects through different strains.

Where do you buy shrooms?

We should start with the elephant in the room: psilocybin is illegal in all US states except Oregon, and even there, you are only allowed to use it in a controlled therapeutic setting. Even so, it’s still illegal on a federal level. That means you cannot legally buy it anywhere in the country. However, there are an increasing number of research trials underway that are recruiting participants. These trials are aimed at discovering the beneficial effects of psilocybin on our brains and bodies.

Do shrooms show up on drug tests?

For the majority of drug tests, mushrooms will not show up. That’s because most drug tests are aimed at detecting THC, PCP, cocaine, opioids, and amphetamines. These are called 5-panel tests. Oh, and the same is true for 8-panel, 10-panel, and 12-panel tests.

However, there are specialized tests that can detect mushrooms. If you take one of these tests, you could be at risk for detection if you have used mushrooms recently. Another concern is using mushrooms laced with other drugs, which could cause you to fail a drug test unexpectedly.

Can you overdose on shrooms?

You can overdose on shrooms, but it’s extremely rare for a shroom overdose to be fatal. An overdose, in this sense, refers to taking a dose of mushrooms that is more than your body is ready to handle. Side effects usually include anxiety, dizziness, sweating and flushing, confusion and delusions, altered perception of time, diarrhea, agitation, panic, psychosis, paranoia, lightheadedness, vomiting, nausea, seizures, and even comas. Don’t forget that mushrooms can be laced with other drugs, which can increase your chance of a dangerous overdose and death.

How long do shrooms last?

You can expect a standard shroom trip to last between three and six hours, though shrooms will be traceable in your system for a day or more. This depends on the dosage you take as well as your body composition and several other variables.

Can you smoke shrooms?

Yes, but don’t. No research has been done on smoking shrooms, and in general, those who do so don’t have glowing reviews to report. Some people who smoke shrooms say it produces a much weaker high than they would experience after drinking mushroom tea or popping a couple of caps. Still others report that it’s a total waste of time and only leads to nausea. Why is this? It’s likely because psilocybin can’t withstand high temperatures, so when you light it up, the very compound you’re seeking to ingest breaks down.

What do shrooms look like?

Fresh hallucinogenic mushrooms have white or gray stems with white caps that fade to dark brown edges. The caps have dark gills underneath and long, skinny stems. When shrooms are dried, they usually turn rusty brown and might have areas of off-white coloration.

Do shrooms go bad?

Yes, shrooms can go bad. It all depends on how you store them. If you have fresh mushrooms, store them in Tupperware or in paper bags in the refrigerator. This will give them a shelf-life of roughly 7 to 10 days. However, if you dry or freeze them, their shelf-life increases significantly. You can dry your shrooms using several different methods, but the goal is always the same: to preserve them and keep them from rotting.

How much do shrooms cost?

Currently, magic mushrooms are illegal to buy and sell. However, there is sufficient data to share and prices. Buying an eighth of an ounce of shrooms, or around 3.5 grams, tends to cost about $32. If you buy a single gram, it will set you back between $7 and $12. If you purchase a full ounce, which is around 28 grams, expect to pay around $200.

Are shrooms addictive?

Shrooms are not considered addictive. Because they cause users to have an intense experience, they do not lead to compulsive use. Additionally, our bodies quickly develop a tolerance to psilocybin. That means you would start requiring a much larger dose after just a few days of usage, which makes it impractical to use consistently. Additionally, our brains develop cross-tolerance with drugs like LSD, so taking LSD will diminish the effects of subsequent use of psilocybin.

Can you sleep on shrooms?

Shrooms are not the drug you take when you want to sleep. Psilocybin is hallucinogenic and causes the brain to become extremely active, so don’t expect to sleep 4 between 6 and 10 hours after taking shrooms.

Conclusion

Magic mushrooms have a certain appeal that makes them mystical in the eyes of many. But when used properly, they may help treat mental illness and give you a new perspective on your problems. It’s best to know exactly what you are taking before sampling any mushroom-based psychoactive products since there is always the chance of negative reactions, especially the first time you try anything containing psilocybin.

As long as you take the time to plan your experience, you should enjoy it.

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