Magic Mushrooms: What Are They?

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What are Magic Mushrooms?

Magic mushrooms are hallucinogenic fungis that grow wild in lots of parts of the world consisting of the UK. The primary type used recreationally is the liberty cap (Psilocybe semilanceata) but fly agaric (Amanita muscaria) is also sometimes used.

Magic mushrooms (except fly agaric) are usually consumed raw however might be dried and kept for later use. They can be prepared into food or made into a tea or infusion and intoxicated. 20– 30 liberty caps would be regarded as a complete dosage, but only one or part of a big fly agaric would be needed.

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A big number of hallucinogenic plants and fungis were utilized by ancient people and civilisations, typically as a way of getting in the spiritual world. Fly agaric mushrooms were utilized by medicine guys or ‘shamans’ of north east Asia and Siberia.

Use of magic mushrooms for pleasure in the UK appears to have actually developed in the late 1970s as, what was then, a legal option to LSD. Fly agaric usage is still unusual but use of liberty caps has become more typical, especially amongst teens.

The Law

Mushrooms consisting of psilocin or psilocybin have been brought under the Misuse of Drugs Act and are now designated as Class A drugs.

Maximum charges are 7 years jail time and a fine for possession and life jail time and a fine for supply. In practice, maximum sentences are rarely utilized. For more information please see the sentencing page on the Release site.

Mushroom do not currently feature in the black market to any terrific level. Signs reveal that quantities of around 30 mushrooms sell for around ₤ 5 per bag. These prices are merely indicative and do not represent an identified street rate.


The effects of liberty caps are similar to those from a mild dose of LSD and can differ depending on the state of mind, circumstance and expectation of the user.

Some people discover that they feel ill and suffer from stomach aches. Greater doses result in a moderate to moderate journey with sound and visual distortions.

I giggle a lot and feel more relaxed. It changes the method you feel and see about things.

A bad trip can be really frightening and may include sensations of anxiety and fear. This is most likely with high dosages and where the user already feels nervous. Individuals who experience a bad trip can usually be calmed by others assuring them.

Similar to LSD, flashbacks can be experienced a long time later. This is when people re-experience part of a journey. If users aren’t expecting them, this can be especially frightening. After a time, flashbacks invariably fade of their own accord.

” All of a sudden the walls started to move. I desired it to end once you start you can’t stop it. It really took a toll on my head”.

The greatest threat related to utilizing magic mushrooms is picking the wrong type of mushroom and being poisoned. Eating some ranges, specifically Amanita phalloides and Amanita virosa can be fatal.

Just like LSD, tolerance establishes rapidly so the next day it might take twice as numerous liberty caps to repeat the experience. Physical dependence and withdrawal symptoms do not result from regular usage though some people may end up being psychologically dependent and feel a desire to utilize on a regular basis. At present there is no evidence of serious health damage from long term usage

Fly agaric use is more likely to result in unpleasant results, consisting of nausea and vomiting, tightness of joints and a lack of co-ordination. Strong doses (anything more than one fly agaric mushroom) may lead to intense disorientation, convulsions and sometimes death. Fly agaric has not been brought under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Occurrence of use.

According to Home Office statistics published in 2016, the use of magic mushrooms amongst 16-59 year olds in England and Wales was 0.4%. (1.3% among 16-24 year olds). This is a minor reduction on previous years.

Harm decrease

Bad trips are most likely to happen with greater dosages and where the user already feels distressed. For this reason it is best to be with individuals you trust and in a safe place if you prepare to take mushrooms.

In the UK there are numerous fungis growing wild, some of which are toxic leading to indigestion, coma and even death. Never ever take in mushrooms that have actually not been positively recognized.

Similar to all drugs it is best to start with a small dosage.

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