Health Drug Presentation
Drug of choice:
What are Mushrooms?
These "Magic" mushrooms are naturally occurring, non-poisonous fungi, though this type of mushrooms is a psychedelic hallucinogen. The scientific term for them is psilocybin mushrooms. It contains the chemical psilocybin, which the body converts into psilocin. Psilocin is a dangerous drug with serious effects to the body which are similar to those of LSD, mescaline, and DMT.
What are Effects?
How to use:
• Ingested orally (eaten)
• Brewed in tea
• Added to food
• Coated with chocolate, peanut butter, etc.
Within 20 minutes of ingestion, physical effects include the following:
• Muscle weakness
• Lack of coordination
• Inability to tell fantasy from reality
Health Risks and Dependence
• Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (HPPD): Reoccurrences of hallucinations long after ingesting the drug
Shrooms aren't physically addictive, though the user can become dependent on them due to lack of discipline to stay away.
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Interesting Facts-Click Here
DEA Classification and Penalties of Possession-Click Here
Caps, Magic Mushrooms, Psilocybin, Psilocyn, Shrooms, Boomers, God's Flesh, Hippieflip, Flower flipping, Mush, Silly putty
•In 2013, the following abused the drug:
→2.8% of people ages 12-17
→17.6% of people ages 18-25
→16.2% of people 26 and older
→Mushrooms kill fear
•At least 144 species of mushroom contain the psychoactive ingredient psilocybin
• Animals feel the effects
Schedule I drug: high potential for abuse and not accepted for medical use
→No more than 20 years
→If there is death or serious bodily injury, no less than 20 years and no more than life
→$1 million if an individual
→$5 million if not an individual
→No less than 30 years
→If there is death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment
→$2 million fine if individual
→$10 million if not an individual
A Shrooms Trip
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•"Psilocybin." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2015.
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