What are their short-term effects? Once ingested, mushrooms generally cause feelings of nausea before the desired mental effects appear. The high from using magic mushrooms is mild and may cause altered feelings and distorted perceptions of touch, sight, sound and taste. Other effects can include nervousness and paranoia. Effects can be different during each use due to varying potency, the amount ingested, and the user's expectations, mood, surroundings, and frame of mind. On some trips, users experience sensations that are enjoyable. Others can include terrifying thoughts, and anxiety, fears of insanity, death, or losing control.
What are their long-term effects? Some magic mushroom users experience "flashbacks", or hallucinogen persisting perception disorder (HPPD), which are reoccurrences of hallucinations long after ingesting the drug. The causes of these effects, which in some users occur after a single experience with the drug, are not known.
What are the street names/slang terms for Mushrooms ? Caps, Magic mushrooms, Mushrooms, Psilocybin & Psilocyn, Shrooms. Liberties, magics, mushies, liberty cap, psilcybe, Amani agaric, Fly Agaric
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS? At low doses, magic mushrooms produce feelings of relaxation, not dissimilar to those of cannabis. Users often report laughing a lot and finding things funnier than they would normally. At higher doses, the experience is closer to that of LSD, intensifying colors and producing visual hallucinations and feelings of euphoria. A mushroom "trip" tends to last about four to five hours. Users often report the mushroom experience to be more "earthy" than other psychedelics, increasing emotional awareness and causing less psychological confusion. Many users find the mushroom experience to be spiritually significant while others find it frightening.
BE CAREFUL. The biggest danger associated with magic mushrooms is misidentification. Some mushrooms are poisonous and cause stomach pains, vomiting, diarrhea and even death. Some users report getting sick even after ingesting real psilocybin varieties. Magic Mushrooms can impair judgement. Driving while under the influence of mushrooms is dangerous. Magic mushrooms, like all hallucinogens, can trigger underlying mental disorders and cause schizophrenic-type symptoms.
BE CAREFUL. Part 2 Users sometimes have "bad trips," which can include confusion, anxiety and panic. In rare instances, users can experience recurring episodes of anxiety and panic (flashbacks) days, weeks or even months after a bad trip. Magic Mushrooms are illegal. Possession can result in long prison terms. Supplying mushrooms to someone else (whether or not money was exchanged) carries even longer sentences.
How the trip goes has everything to do with who you are, how you're feeling and how comfortable you are with the people you are with. The effects for both mushrooms can take between 30 minutes to two hours to happen. The strongest part of the trip takes 4-10 hours and the after-effects usually last a further 2-6 hours. The more you take, the longer your trip could last.
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