Day: April 18, 2024

The First Magic Mushroom Dispensary Opens in CanadaThe First Magic Mushroom Dispensary Opens in Canada

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With few clinical studies and a long history of stigma, access to magic mushrooms remains largely illegal. But a few brave entrepreneurs are trying to change that by opening dispensaries and selling the hallucinogenic fungus to those who want to self-medicate. This link

Kitchener’s newest storefront opened this week, and its first customers came in with excitement and questions. CBC K-W’s Aastha Shetty talked to them about what brought them there.

Darren Lyman has spent years researching psychedelic mushrooms, and he’s hoping to turn his tiny studio into something more than a place to buy the blue-streaked hallucinogens. He wants to offer a place for people to gather, learn and connect with others who want the same experience as him – which includes experiencing psilocybin in a safe environment, without fear of legal consequences.

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He advertises in local papers and on social media, offering a monthly membership for $20 per month that includes four grams of mushrooms and one session with a mushroom expert. He says that’s a small price to pay for the benefits.

But police have raided shops like Fun Guyz, and he’s worried that his own business could be next. He’s planning to move into a bigger space, and hopes to add a kitchen and cultivation area.

In Tampa, Florida, Carlos Hermida launched the country’s first “magic mushroom” dispensary in 2018. He calls his shop Chillum Mushroom and Hemp Dispensary, and he sells mushrooms containing Amanita muscaria, rather than the outlawed psilocybin, which is a schedule 1 drug that’s grouped with heroin and LSD. He told Insider that he’s bracing for a crackdown, but that won’t stop him from expanding.