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Magic Mushrooms

Magic mushrooms are really psilocybin mushrooms. They are a psychoactive substance that causes people to have hallucinations, though this is not always true. The effects of magic mushrooms on the body and mind will differ. Sometimes people will have special experiences where they see and hear things that are not there. However, there will be times when the mushrooms have absolutely no effect.

A high from the psilocybin mushrooms generally lasts somewhere between three and eight hours. However, that can be affected by how much a person takes, how much they weigh and their metabolism and what other drugs they had taken as well. Besides hallucinations, magic mushrooms can also effect how a person views time and so while they believe that they have been on a trip for a few minutes, a few hours could have gone by.

Magic mushrooms have been used for centuries. Often times people used them for religious or mystical purposes. The hallucinogenic effects of the mushrooms contributed to this. In modern times in the West, a reintroduction to mushroom use for purposes of getting high was made by Gordan and Valentina Wasson, when they got high from some mushrooms they found in Mexico and writing an article about it in Life Magazine. After this, the use of mushrooms and other hallucinogen plants or drugs became widespread.

Some people can build up a tolerance to magic mushrooms. However they are not physically addictive and while most people are aware of the hallucinogenic effects of the drugs, many don't know unless they have tried mushrooms the negative side effects. One may begin to vomit, become dizzy or experience nausea. This is especially true if they take too much. There is also the possibility of having a bad trip and this can result in feelings of intense fear, anxiety, stress, and distress. There is also the possibility of picking the wrong mushrooms. Some mushrooms are lethal, people have gotten them mixed up and the results were fatal.

As stated above, psilocybinp mushrooms are psychoactive and so one's experience tends to be subjective and may differ from someone else. One may also experience a "great" high one time and then experience absolutely nothing out of the ordinary the next time.

Mushroom Addiction

Date : October 17, 2009, 12:00 am

Users can develop a tolerance for mushrooms however, as a result, it begins to require more and more mushrooms before the user begins to feel the effects. If a person uses them multiple days in the row, they are likely to experience a decrease in the quality of their high each day.

Those that use LSD, mescaline and psilocybin mushrooms may find that they also build up a tolerance to these drugs as well. Mushrooms are used less then other types of drugs. Some people won?t use...

Mushrooms Basics

Date : October 17, 2009, 12:00 am

Psilocybin mushrooms, also known as magic mushrooms, are used by persons who want to experience distortions in their perceptions and also of the senses. Mushrooms are psychoactive substances that some people use to get high. Typically, they cause users to hallucinate, seeing things that aren't there. For some people this can be quite enjoyable and fun. However, for others it can be quite terrifying as hallucinating can be quite frightful. Those who have extremely bad experiences, have wh...

Mushrooms Dangers

Date : October 17, 2009, 12:00 am

Some people will attempt to grow their own mushrooms to be assured that they are safe. This often comes with its own set of problems, one being mold. Moldy mushrooms should also not be eaten. They may contain bacteria that is harmful and can cause you to become extremely sick.

Lastly, the dangers of going on a bad trip exist anytime you take mushrooms. The hallucinogenic nature of the psilocin in the fungi will have different effects depending on the person and the situation...

Mushroom Mixing

Date : October 17, 2009, 12:00 am

Mushrooms are a psychoactive drug that may cause hallucinations and changes in perception and tactile experiences. Some users claim that they see and feel things differently when they take mushrooms. Because of this, it is generally not a good idea to take these types of drugs with others that have similar effects. An individual may become extremely frightened, anxious and even feel like they are going crazy. This is not ideal for someone that is alone, partying without someone to keep an ...

Mushroom Testing

Date : October 17, 2009, 12:00 am

Mushrooms can be detected in a drug test. Standard, extended and hair tests can all determine whether or not a person has taken mushrooms. However, standard drug tests don't test for mushrooms because they are not one of the 'big five,' i.e., cocaine, PCP, cannabis, amphetamines and cocaine. Extended drug tests can detect mushrooms, though they don't always test for it.

If a person has used mushrooms within the last 3 days prior to getting tested, it is possible that the dru...

Mushroom Effects

Date : October 17, 2009, 12:00 am

A high from psilocybin mushrooms will typically last between four and seven hours. It takes between 15 and 20 minutes before psychedelic fungi begin taking effect and between one and three hours to come down.

Individuals who take mushrooms typically experience a distortion in what they hear and see. Some people claim that colors are more vibrant and their senses more acute. Users may laugh more, get special insights, feel spiritual and happy. On the flip side, individuals m...

Mushroom Legal Issues

Date : October 17, 2009, 12:00 am

The spores of these mushrooms are not considered ?possessing of an illegal substance? because they do no have psilocybin. However, this isn?t true in all states. In California, Idaho and Georgia, they are illegal.

In New Mexico, individuals can grow personal batches of psilocybin mushrooms without it being deemed as manufacturing a controlled substance. Whether or not this means that they can be used or possessed legally is another story and warrants further study by those ...

Mushroom Q & A

Date : October 17, 2009, 12:00 am

What Is an Average Mushroom Dosage?

An average user will consume between 1 and 5 grams of dried mushrooms at a time. For a first time user anything higher then about 2 grams can cause a major trip and may be overwhelming and frightening. It is important to note that users will build up a tolerance to mushrooms very quickly so if they are using them two or more days in a row, the likelihood that they will end up taking more than the subsequent days to achieve the same effects, is ...

Mushrooms Psychedelic Effects

Date : October 17, 2009, 12:00 am

It is the unpredictability of this psychoactive fungi that makes using them unattractive. The fact that they only produce a mild high is a turn off for some users. How a person is feeling, how much they have taken and how potent it is, will all effect a person?s experience with mushrooms. Those looking for a stronger, more predictable high will often opt for a drug such as LSD.

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