Psilocybin

aka Magic Mushrooms, Shrooms, Cubes
Substance Details

Psilocybin, the psychoactive substance in magic mushrooms, is a classical psychedelic compound that induces visionary states of high emotional intensity. The use of psilocybin-containing mushrooms as medicinal and sacramental agents dates back millennia, yet research to quantify psilocybin’s therapeutic properties has only established a foothold again in recent decades.

The evidence from clinical trials demonstrates that taking an intentional journey with careful preparation and integration under the guidance of trained professionals can be worthwhile for many difficult to treat psychological conditions. The list of indications under study is now rapidly expanding - major depressive disorder, treatment-resistant depression, anxiety related to life-threatening illnesses, substance use disorders, anorexia nervosa, and others.

The growing media attention on medicinal uses of psychedelics is leading people of all ages to consider taking a trip for a health treatment. From day-glow trippers at electronic music festivals to senior citizens with end-of-life anxiety, the benefits of psilocybin are being heralded at dinner tables and social media posts alike. This ancient technology is now emerging into the spotlight of Western cultures as a revered natural fungi medicine. But until psilocybin is either approved through the FDA drug pipeline or legalized through law changes, psilocybin therapy will be inaccessible because of its legal standing.

Psilocybin is a Schedule I controlled substance in the US, however, in recent times five cities have decriminalized personal possession and use (Denver, Oakland, Santa Cruz, Ann Arbor, and Washington DC), and the state of Oregon has gone a step further to legalize psilocybin in a regulated program. Certified venues will be able to offer psilocybin once the program is established in 2023. In November 2020, Oregon also decriminalized all drugs, including psychedelic plants and fungi, through a separate initiative.

Our licensed providers can not offer psilocybin in therapy sessions as this is not currently legal but they can offer support and integration for people who take psilocybin on their own.

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