Where magic mushrooms come from

In pockets of the United States, psychedelic mushrooms — or magic mushrooms, shrooms, mushies, as they are known colloquially — are slowly gaining mainstream acceptance. Oregon legalized psilocybin (the active chemical in mushrooms) for people over 21 in November 2020, and Denver decriminalized magic mushrooms in 2019. California cities Oakland and Santa Cruz decriminalized shrooms…… Continue reading Where magic mushrooms come from

Canada authorizes magic mushroom use

Canada just approved the use of magic mushrooms, though not recreationally. The government just announced that terminally ill patients would be allowed to use psychedelic mushrooms to ease their end-of-life anxiety, as part of a “psilocybin therapy” program. Studies have shown that the mushrooms can help ease anxiety and depression. In April, four terminally ill…… Continue reading Canada authorizes magic mushroom use

Denver decriminalizing mushrooms

The rising national movement against drug prohibition took a major step forward on May 7. Voters in Denver, Colorado, narrowly passed a measure to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms — effectively making them law enforcement’s lowest priority in the city. Signs around proclaiming support for Initiative 301, or I-301 as it became known, were an increasingly common…… Continue reading Denver decriminalizing mushrooms