Psilocybin

 

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Psilocybin is Schedule I in the United States. This means it is illegal to manufacture, buy, possess, or distribute (sell, trade or give) without a DEA license. Not available by prescription. Fresh and dried psilocybin mushrooms are considered containers of Psilocybin, making them illegal to possess as well.

Addictive Potential: None

Emergency Room Visits Yearly: Unknown

Mandatory Minimum Sentence: Unknown

Mechanism of Action: agonist of the serotonin receptors primarily at 5-HT2Aand 5-HT2C

 

Overview:

Psilocybin (4-phosphoryloxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine), is an entheogen. It is a psychedelic alkaloid of the tryptamine family. It is present in many species of fungi, including those of the genus Psilocybe, such as Psilocybe cubensis. Psilocybin-containing mushrooms are commonly called magic mushrooms or more simply "shrooms".

Mushrooms containing psilocybin and psilocin are available fresh or dried and are typically taken orally. Psilocin cannot be inactivated by cooking or freezing preparations. Thus, they may also be brewed as a tea or added to other foods to mask their bitter flavor. The effects of psilocybin and psilocin, which appear within 20 minutes of ingestion, last approximately 6 hours.

 

Videos:

Psilocybin Mushroom Trip

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Side Effects and Adverse Reactions:

Psilocybin and psilocin can produce muscle relaxation or weakness, ataxia, excessive pupil dilation, nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, and drowsiness. Individuals who use psilocybin mushrooms also risk poisoning if one of the many existing varieties of poisonous mushrooms is incorrectly identified as a psilocybin mushroom. Beyond this, panic reactions and psychosis also may occur, particularly if a user ingests a large dose. Long-term effects such as Flashbacks and Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (HPPD) have been described in case reports.

 

Recipes:

Cooking with Psilocybin Mushrooms a Hallucinogenic Quesadilla Recipe

Psilocybe Cubensis Recipe

 

Articles:

An Account of the Magic Mushroom

List of Psilocybin mushrooms

 

Research:

Good Friday Follow Up

Response of Cluster Headache to Psilocybin and LSD

Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder: what do we know after 50 years?

Acute psychological and physiological effects of psilocybin in healthy humans

Safety, tolerability, and efficacy of psilocybin in 9 patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder

Psilocybin can occasion mystical-type experiences having substantial and sustained personal meaning

Effects of psilocybin on time perception and temporal control of behaviour in humans

Hallucinogen research inspires “neurotheology”

 

E-books:

Food of the Gods by Terence McKenna

The NeuroSoup Trip Guide - The free e-book version of The Neurosoup Trip Guide is now available online. It contains chapters on Choosing the Right Hallucinogen; Set, Setting, and Preparation for a Trip; Tips for Tripsitters; Aspects of the Entheogenic Experience; Working with Difficult Experiences; Integration; and References and Recommended Reading.

 

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