Mushrooms

Magic Mushrooms:
Psychedelic mushrooms are fungi that contain psychedelic substances, such as Psilocybin or Muscimol. The most common colloquial terms for psychedelic mushrooms are magic mushrooms, shrooms, boomers, caps, and cubies.they have a powerful hallucinogenic effect similar to LSD. Magic mushrooms can be eaten raw or they can be cooked or stewed into a tea and drunk; they can also be dried and then stored.

Signs of Intoxication:

  • Lightheadedness
  • Chills
  • Increased body temperature
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Excessive production of tears/mucus
  • Drowsiness
  • Swollen features
  • Pupil dilation
  •  Excessive yawning
  • Anxiety
  • Hilarity or extensive laughter
  • High rage
  • Beatific states (perception of God, the universe, or some “higher power”)
  • Possibility of Paranoia and/or anxiety, possibly even culminating into a bad trip
  • Sexual arousal

Withdrawal Symptoms:

  • No withdrawal symptoms after discontinuation

Effects: Mind & Behaviour: Alters mood and cognitive processes, distorts perceptions; belief in exaggerated mental or God – like powers may occur. Inability to distinguish time or space. In a “BAD TRIP” user may experience terrifying hallucinations, loss of emotional control, panic and anxiety. Suicide or self-injury may be attempted. Long term psychological problems may occur including severe depression.
Heart & Blood: Slight increase in heart rate and blood pressure. At high doses, narrow blood vessels, affecting circulation to brain and other regions.
Fetus: May lead to spontaneous abortion and fetal abnormalities. Disturbed oxygenation of the fetus an cause learning disabilities and behavioural problems in children.