Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World: An Identification Guide
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In Uruguay, psilocybin and psilocin are mentioned in the federal list of controlled substances;Uruguay was first country in South America to decriminalize possession of all and every drug. This is because a psilocybin experience could exacerbate potential symptoms or bring them to the surface. In 2021, the City Councils of Somerville, Northampton, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Seattle, Washington, voted for decriminalization.
Many poisonous mushrooms look very similar to ‘magic mushrooms’ and it’s easy for pickers to mistake them. The first identification of this mushroom was in 1838 in England and temperate regions of North America.
This psychedelic species are a major pest for white button mushroom farmers who have to pick them out of their harvests before they can be sold to the public.
Most likely, the psilocybin content is much higher as these mushrooms are considered moderately to highly active. He is the author of two seminal textbooks, The Mushroom Cultivator and GROWING GOURMET AND MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS, has been published in numerous journals, and is presenting more lectures on mycology than he can keep track of. He published a piece in Life magazine in 1957 in which he described his experience taking ceremonial psychoactive mushrooms with a shaman on a trip to Mexico.Poisonous varieties of mushrooms do exist in nature and great care must be taken when choosing a type of mushroom to consume.