Psilocybin – Mushrooms

Psilocybin-MushroomsPsilocybin is a chemical found in certain types of mushrooms that are native to Mexico, Central America and the United States. Mushrooms containing psilocybin are available fresh or dried and have long, slender stems topped by caps with dark gills on the underside. Fresh mushrooms have white or whitish-gray stems; the caps are dark brown around the edges and light brown or white in the center. Dried mushrooms are usually rusty brown with isolated areas of off-white. Psilocybin is a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act. This means that it has a high potential for abuse, no currently accepted medicinal use in the United States, and a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.

Psilocybin mushrooms are ingested orally. They may also be brewed as a tea or added to other foods to mask their bitter flavor. The psychological consequences of psilocybin use include hallucinations and an inability to discern fantasy from reality. Panic reactions and psychosis also may occur, particularly if a user ingests a large dose. The physical effects include nausea, vomiting, muscle weakness and lack of coordination. Effects of overdose include longer, more intense “trip” episodes, psychosis and possible death. Abuse of mushrooms could also lead to poisoning if an individual mistakes a poisonous mushroom for a psilocybin mushroom.

Street names of Psilocybin-Mushrooms include: Magic Mushrooms, Mushrooms and Shrooms. Drugs that have similar effects include: mescaline and peyote.

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