Legalizing Mushrooms; The Push For A Legal Shroom Trips
No fellow stoners, your mind isn't playing tricks on you. You are reading this right and It's possible that shrooms could become legal in certain states in the U.S. and Canada.
Similar to our beloved Mary Jane
Magic mushrooms or Psilocybin is a natural trippy substance, just on a much larger scale. One trip can last anywhere from 4-6 hours. In 1970 was declared a Schedule 1 substance due to its hallucinogenic properties. Still there are more than a hand-full of repeat mushroom users that claim relief from once crippling medical conditions in their lives such as PTSD and depression. As fate would have it feeling colors, seeing sounds, and being completely unaware of space and time could be the treatment you've needed to turn that frown upside down.
Research and studies have shown that this psychedelic compound can provide immediate relief from symptoms of depression. Resetting the brain or allowing it to now make new connections and shutting down the ones once causing depression. Shrooms directly affects a person’s serotonin receptors and ultimately adding more stability to parts of the brain associated with depression.
When a company called Compass Pathways begins the first trials to take place in North America and some in Europe. The Food and Drug Administration is working closely with the Pathway company to calculate the dosage. They'll be starting the trials with about 215 participants or "test patients". Marking this as the largest magic mushroom medical trial to date. We're sure there are tons of psyched out stoners reading right now wishing they could take part. Not to worry though because with so many great scientific and interested minds working on and learning about psilocybin. We could be seeing this mood lifter become legal for medicinal use as early as 2021.
As with any mind or body altering substance it's also a very personal journey and specific to the individual down to the last chromosome. So the next time you're stoned and the munchies monster is getting aggressive. Order mushrooms on that pizza and ponder the possibilities... it could just be the fungus you've been missing in your mental diet too.