Day: March 26, 2024

Magic Mushroom Dispensary in Vancouver, Canada

The store is named Magic Mushroom and it sells mushrooms, a type of fungus that contains psilocybin, the psychoactive component that can induce hallucinations. It is one of several dispensaries to open recently in Canada, where the drug is legal. Source:

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The stores are similar to marijuana shops, but they focus on mushrooms and other psychedelic plants, such as DMT, ibogaine, mescaline and psilocybin. Some also carry tinctures, edibles and other products containing the drugs. They offer an educational experience, allowing customers to sample and smell the various strains of mushrooms. A nurse helps them choose which product is right for them, and tells them they will find energy in certain types, relaxation in others and other benefits.

Unlike marijuana, which is legal in many places, magic mushrooms remain illegal in most countries, although consuming them for recreational purposes is decriminalized in some cities, including Vancouver. But even in those areas, buying them from street dealers can lead to a criminal record and hefty fines.

A new law that goes into effect in 2023 in New Jersey will allow adults to grow, cultivate and possess psilocybin mushrooms and other psychedelic substances. Currently, people can only buy psilocybin from medical marijuana dispensaries, which have to meet strict requirements under state and federal law. It took five years of public debate and lobbying for the state to make recreational marijuana legal, and it could take years before it is easier to buy psilocybin mushrooms.