Also known as magic mushrooms or shrooms, psychedelic mushrooms have become quite popular due to the intense trip they can give people. The good thing about mushrooms is that they are not merely for recreational use. As a matter of fact, these can be used for medical purposes, and advocates have used this argument to decriminalize their use. Ultimately, this led to Oregon becoming the first U.S. state to legalize the use of shrooms. Other states like California, Washington, and New York are yet to follow suit. 

Where do psychedelic mushrooms grow in California?

Magic mushrooms can be seen scattered around San Francisco in areas like gardens and landscaped areas of establishments. Particularly, three different varieties of psychedelic mushrooms, including P. allenii, P. cyanescens, and P. ovoideocystidiata, can be found there. 

Is it legal to possess psychedelic mushrooms?

Possession of psychedelic mushrooms is not entirely legal yet in all states in the United States. Oregon is the only state in the country that has legalized psychedelic mushroom use in guided sessions. 

We are here to help you understand the meaning of the term “decriminalize,” which you may have come across while conducting your own independent research on magic mushrooms. Legalizing and decriminalizing are entirely two different things. 

The legalization of magic mushrooms means that people are allowed to use them during guided sessions, specifically Psilocybin Therapy. As for decriminalizing, this means that people will no longer be arrested when found in possession of this particular “drug.” 

As of late, magic mushrooms are still classified as a Schedule I drug, meaning they have not been acknowledged in terms of the medical benefits they may bring to people. The FDA, however, has permitted people to use psychedelic mushrooms only for therapies that require immediate action, such as those for people diagnosed with major depressive disorder. 

Where else do psychedelic mushrooms grow?

Most of the time, magic mushrooms are located in the following habitats: 

1. Dung deposits 

Dung deposits are home to P. cubensis, P. cyanescens, P. coprophila, and P. subviscida, respectively. 

2. Woodlands 

  1. azurescens, P. cyanescens, P. allenii, and P. subaeruginosa can be found on the edges of woodlands, forests, or trails. They may also be spotted in gardens. 

3. Grasslands 

  1. semilanceata and P. subviscida can be found in pastures or rotting grass. 

4. Moss beds 

In moss beds, P. montana can be seen strewn about. 

Don’t go mushroom hunting just yet. For the time being, psychedelic mushrooms are still illegal in California. With Oregon leading the way, this could soon change. With legalization comes regulation, ensuring a safe product to be consumed in a safe environment.


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