The psychedelic drug research world is booming alongside an online mushroom “wild west.” While the drugs’ clinical uses have long been shrouded in secrecy, new research is beginning to shine light on how psilocybin, commonly called magic mushrooms, might help treat mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and addiction.
Online magic mushroom dispensaries psilocybin and other hallucinogenic plants are still considered illegal under federal law. That doesn’t stop a few shady sellers from selling them online. In fact, a few of them even offer same-day delivery.
Several online gray market dispensaries have started popping up around the country to serve customers craving magic mushrooms. While a number of these sellers have been shut down in the wake of the bust, others continue to operate in defiance of the law. One such shop is in Vancouver, where locals can walk in to buy psilocybin-containing mushrooms, often mixed into chocolate or other edibles, as well as grow-it-yourself mushroom kits. Owner Dana Larsen said he hopes his operation will destigmatize the drug and make it easier for people to access.
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In Ann Arbor, meanwhile, a service called Arbor Shrooms is letting people order and receive a single mushroom, which they then cook at home to eat. A portion of the proceeds from each sale goes to a local mental health nonprofit. The service is based on the growing body of research that supports the idea that microdosing magic mushrooms could ease symptoms of anxiety and depression.