What is it?
Certain types of naturally occurring mushrooms contain hallucinogenic
chemicals -- psilocybin and psilocin. These mushrooms are generally grown
in Mexico and Central America and have been used in native rituals for
thousands of years.
does it look like?
are the street names/slang terms for it?
Shrooms, caps, magic mushrooms.
is it used?
Mushrooms can be eaten, brewed and consumed as tea.
are its short-term effects?
When ingested, mushrooms produce a syndrome similar to alcohol intoxication
sometimes accompanied by hallucinations. Once ingested, mushrooms generally
cause feelings of nausea and other physical symptoms before the desired
mental effects appear. The high from using mushrooms is mild and consists
of distorted perceptions. Effects may include different perceptions of
stimuli like touch, sight, sound and taste. Onset of symptoms is usually
rapid and the effects generally subside within 2 hours.
The effects of mushrooms are unpredictable each time they are used due
to varying potency, the amount ingested, and the user's expectations,
mood, surroundings, and frame of mind. Effects can include sweating, nervous
are mushrooms purchased?
Some mushroom users order kits with the spores and grow their own in a
closet or basement. Others look for naturally growing mushrooms and run
the danger of mistakenly selecting poisonous mushrooms, which can cause
death or permanent liver damage within hours of ingestion.