Most people are familiar with the changing legal landscape surrounding consumer hemp products (such as Delta 9 THC derived from hemp), but fewer are aware of the legal issues around mushrooms.
With a growing number of mushroom products available in the consumer market (both functional and "magic" mushrooms), there are important questions to consider before purchasing gummies.
We will walk you through everything you need to know about a particular mushroom making big waves in the gummy market: the Amanita Muscaria.
What Are Amanita Muscaria Mushrooms?
Their appearance is well known throughout popular culture: you may have seen them on the pages of a copy of Alice in Wonderland you read as a child, or perhaps you know them from the long hours spent playing Super Mario Brothers games. Amanita Muscaria mushrooms even provided "housing" for a beloved group of cartoon creatures known as Smurfs!
The Amanita Muscaria mushroom may be found in both hemispheres, though its origins are in the Northern hemisphere, and it has a history dating back to ancient cultures. It is believed that Siberian shamans used these mushrooms in ritual drinks, and like many other mushroom species, they may have been used to treat various health conditions.
Amanita Muscaria mushrooms have also been used as an insecticide, and this is how they received another name: fly agaric.
Are Amanita Muscaria Gummies Psychedelic?
Mushrooms with mind-altering properties, nicknamed "magic mushrooms," are generally those classified as psychedelics. Amanita Muscaria mushrooms could be thought of as a cousin to magic mushrooms: technically, they are not "psychedelic," but they are psychoactive.
The difference between the two is subtle, and it comes down to two main components—psilocybin and muscimol. Psilocybin is what makes a magic mushroom "magic," and muscimol is what creates the mind-altering effects when Amanita Muscaria mushrooms are consumed.
To be clear, Amanita Muscaria mushrooms do not contain psilocybin, which is the most important thing to remember when considering Amanita Muscaria legality.
Are Amanita Muscaria Gummies Legal?
Psychedelic mushrooms are considered Schedule I drugs under the Controlled Substances Act, which means they are illegal to possess, use, or sell in most places in the United States.
However, as growing research links psychedelic mushroom use to potential mental health treatment benefits, certain cities and states are promoting legislation in favor of the legal sale and distribution of these mushrooms.
Psilocybin therapy techniques will likely continue to grow thanks to research efforts, and you may see changes at local, state, and Federal levels regarding psychedelics in the future.
Amanita Muscaria mushrooms, which do not contain psilocybin, can be sold legally in most areas of the United States. As of now, only Louisiana has prohibited the sale of Amanita Muscaria mushrooms and products containing them.
Be sure to check your own state's laws for the latest regulatory efforts, which will undoubtedly change and evolve as the popularity of Amanita Muscaria mushrooms continues to soar.
What Are the Effects of Amanita Muscaria Mushroom Gummies?
If you have ever experienced magic mushrooms, Amanita Muscaria gummies will offer similar effects, depending upon the dosage.
In small doses, Amanita Muscaria mushroom gummies may leave you feeling relaxed or uplifted. Some users like to consume Amanita mushroom gummies for a burst of creative energy or simply to unwind after a long week at work. In larger doses, Amanita Muscaria mushroom gummies can open up a new reality and lead users to a truly spiritual experience.
What's most important in terms of dosage is following the recommended guidelines, especially if you are inexperienced when it comes to mushroom gummies. By starting out with the smallest recommended dose, you can see how your body reacts first and enjoy the benefits without being overwhelmed by them.
A half-gummy is the best place to start, and in time, you might enjoy several gummies and a fully transcendental experience with Amanita Muscaria.
What Happens if I Use Amanita Muscaria Gummies With THC?
Thanks to the Farm Bill of 2018, hemp-derived THC is legal in dry weights of .03% or less. This legislation paved the way for all kinds of THC products to hit the consumer marketplace, including gummies.
Before you decide to pop both a THC gummy and an Amanita mushroom gummy in your mouth at the same time, consider the following:
- THC gummies will intensify the effects of the Amanita Muscaria mushroom gummies.
- Some users report THC gummies reduce nausea that may be experienced with mushroom gummies.
- THC gummies and mushroom gummies are generally used with different desired results in mind.
The bottom line is you can use the two together but should proceed with caution, bearing in mind the experience will be intensified. If you are using a Delta 9 THC gummy for sleep, for example, you may not be interested in using it alongside an Amanita mushroom gummy at a music festival.
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