Common Names/Nicknames: Mushrooms, shrooms, magic mushrooms, purple passion, little smoke
Active Compound: Psilocybe
Found in: Psilocybe mushrooms, Panaeolus mushrooms, Conocybe mushrooms, synthetic psilocybin.
Mode of Consumption: Ingestion.
DEA Scheduling/Legal Status (in US): Schedule I, illegal in all states
Hallucinations, euphoria, slowed passage of time, anesthesia, synesthesia, pupil dilation, weakness, tremors, nausea, anxiety, paranoia, panic
Acute: “Bad trip,” tolerance, accidental injury, psychosis, amnesia, homicidal and suicidal attempts, convulsions
Chronic: Posthallucinogen perceptual disorder (PHPD, aka “flashbacks”). Some evidence for triggering longer-term psychosis
Dangerous Drug Combinations:
Possibly dangerous combination with antidepressants and other drugs that affect serotonin levels.
Psilocybin has relatively low risk of harm and is seen as non-addictive.
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