Presentation on theme: "History 7000-9000 years ago in the Sahara desert is the z back scientists can trace the use of magic mushrooms or shroomz. Even though they can only trace."— Presentation transcript:
History 7000-9000 years ago in the Sahara desert is the z back scientists can trace the use of magic mushrooms or shroomz. Even though they can only trace them back this far it is believed that shroomz have been used since the earliest man. It is also believed by the Buddhist religion that Buddha was given shroomz by a peasant and made the shroomz holy. When the over 5000 year old “iceman” was found in the Italian Alps he was carrying dried birch polypores a magic mushroom used as a pain killer in the past. North America was a late bloomer when it came to the knowledge of shrooms but in the 1950s Gordon Wasson “freed the shroomz from the dark. After four years in Mexico Wasson finally found some shroomz and printed an article in life magazine which rocketed the popularity of shroomz in the U.S in the 60’s. Was a great natural alternative drug to lsd for the hippies and was so great people would travel to Mexico to get it.
Importance of Magic Mushrooms The importance of magic mushrooms was lost when substitute pain killers entered into medicine
Relevant to Today It is not illegal to pick any hallucinogenic mushrooms and eat them raw. However the mushrooms become illegal when they are boiled, cooked, dried, or crushed to make what is known as “ Preparation or other product” Magic Mushrooms are usually sold on the street for $5-10 a gram. Mushrooms can be eaten fresh or cooked and be preserved by drying. Mushrooms kick in after 30 minutes and last for about 4 hours. The most popular magic mushroom are liberty caps.
Relevant to Today The most dangerous things about taking magic mushrooms is picking a wrong kind or taking a bad one,this can make you ill. Mushrooms can be smoked It takes 8 hours for you to be normal after taking magic mushrooms When taking mushrooms it is suggested to be in a peaceful environment to be sure you don’t have a bad trip.
Interesting Facts Magic mushrooms have been in South Africa since 60-70s Side effects include nausea and loss of co-ordination A danger of magic mushrooms off the street is they can be laced wit LSD. Cannabis is said to help make your mushroom trip longer The most famous mushroom is Psylocybe Cubensis from Mexico There are over 50 types of magic mushrooms Mushrooms have been around for over thousands of years Always start with a low dosage if taking magic mushrooms
Interesting Facts Never Take Magic Mushrooms if you have a tendency to be paranoid 15% of college students in California have done Magic Mushrooms