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Legalizing psilocybin

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What are magic mushrooms?

Psilocybin are naturally occurring and are consumed for their hallucinogenic effects. They belong to a group of drugs known as hallucinogens The key ingredient in the mushrooms is psilocybin. When psilocybin is ingested in the body , then converted to psilocin while in the stomach which is the chemical that has the psychoactive properties.

What do they look like?

The fungus looks much like any ordinary mushroom.There are many different types of magic mushrooms tho. Some more and less potent. The most common ones are from Australia and are called golden teachers.Theres also Blue Meanies and Liberty caps. There are many of the mushrooms that look similar to poisonous mushrooms that can cause a person to become very sick and may even result in death.

They also can come as dried material in capsules grinded up.

How are they used?
Magic mushrooms are eaten fresh, cooked or brewed into a tea or eaten on other foods such as pizza, peanut butter sandwiches and the dried version is sometimes smoked, mixed with cannabis or tobacco but doesn't have any effect from smoking 

Effects of magic mushrooms

Magic mushrooms can affect everyone differently due to 

Different size, weight and health
Whether the person has a tolerance 
Whether there on other drugs 
The amount taken
The strength of the mushroom (varies on what strain)
The effects of magic mushrooms usually begin in a half hour after ingested or within 5–10 minutes when taken with soup or as tea and can last about  4–8 hours 

During this time, the person may experience:

Euphoria and wellbeing
Change in consciousness, mood, thought and perception
Dilation of pupils
Seeing and hearing things that aren’t there
Stomach discomfort and nausea only first hour 
Fast or irregular heartbeat
Increased body temperature
Breathing quickly
Vomiting ( only if uh dont eat properly before hand) 
Facial flushes, sweating and chills


There are no overdoses from mushrooms only deaths are from eating the wrong ones. If you over take them you could experience 

Agitation,Vomiting,Diarrhoea, Loss of musclecontrol,Panic,paranoia,Psychosis

How it works on your brain

Following oral consumption, Psilocybin rapidly metabolizes in the liver and converts into its active form Psilocin, which enters into the blood circulation system and reaches the brain (R).

Once in the brain, it binds to neurochemical receptors called serotonin receptors. These receptors usually found in the brain regions housed by neurons which, upon excitation, cause an increase in the activity of the brain areas implicated in memory, behavior, emotions, and mood (R).

However, new research has revealed that Psilocin mediates its effects mainly by causing a decreased blood flow (up to 20%) to specific regions in your brain. The brain regions monitor empathy, emotion, personality expression, consciousness, and social behavior (R).

health benefits from them 

1. Scientists assessed some therapeutic potential of Psilocybin for mood disorder

2. Moderate doses of Psilocybin can reduce depressive symptoms in men and women with major depression

3.In one study they found its significantly improved there moods and reduced their anxiety with volenters that have advanced-stage cancer.

4. Some volunteers, had shown the Psilocybin enhancing their  moods by it decreasing their reactivity of amygdala, a region in the brain that's  involved in your positive mood processing.

Why do I think they should become legalized!

I think it could help the opioid epidemic were in and get a lot of the people off these pills that make problems worse and start using natural medicines that grow from our home earth. It also goes against our 1st amendment how their illegal 

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