N AMES Name of Drug: Psilocybin Street Name: Magic Mushrooms, Shrooms, Mushies, Caps, Mushrooms Brand Name: Psilocybe mexicana and Psilocybe cubensis Chemical Name: Psilocybin (PY, 4- phosphoryloxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine)
H OW TO C ONSUME “S HROOMS ” Eaten Raw Mixed with food Brewed with tea Eaten fresh or dried for later use
H ISTORY Hallucinogenic mushrooms containing psilocybin have probably existed longer than the human race. Throughout history, ancient pictures, carving, and statues have been seen, showing the importance of these fungi to ancient tribes.
H ISTORY C ONT. In Central and South America Religious Practice For Indians the fungi are known as sacred mushroom and historically propelling them on a religious path to the spirit world.
H ISTORY C ONT. Timothy Leary and the hippie movement The 1970s brought a ban on psilocybin except for medical research
M EDICAL U SE Many studies have been conducted yet there has been not set medical use for Mushroom Studies have shown to Inhibit tumor growth Reduce Cholesterol levels Reduce Inflammation (Animal Study) Lower Blood Sugar (Animal Study)
S CHEDULE R ATING Schedule 1 Rating Addictive and can not be used medically
P HYSIOLOGICAL E FFECTS emptiness of the stomach feeling involuntary/voluntary muscle spasms visual distortions feeling of vertigo numbness in the limbs, especially in the legs. moist, numb feeling in the lower abdomen outlining of distant objects(skies look as if they're painted on) colors seem more vibrant and alive increased sensitivity to touching (especially touching objects with interesting textures or finishes) auditory distinctions are much more sensitive (enjoying music as if you've heard it for the first time). dilated pupils, overall look of tiredness. redness in the skin in certain areas, sometimes accompanied by itching. auditory hallucinations (a constant high pitch in the background, hollow metallic noise, like your inside a metal tunnel, or some other "broken record" occurrence.) increased heart rate acute vision nausea and/or dizziness upset stomach, cramps nervous euphoria confusion on the onset slight drunkenness when walking or moving manic energy, indecisive judgment in looking for something to do or get feeling of extreme lightness
P SYCHOLOGICAL E FFECTS Can trigger underlying mental disorders and cause schizophrenic-type symptoms Increases emotional awareness Illusions, hallucinations
P OSSIBLE S IDE E FFECTS Sickness Impaired judgment Episodes of anxiety and panic Flashbacks Relaxed, dreamlike state Heightened sensitivity Illusions, hallucinations