magic mushroom

noun

Definition of magic mushroom

: a fungus (such as genus Psilocybe) containing hallucinogenic alkaloids (such as psilocybin)

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Huang, who specializes in treating pain in cancer patients, said psychedelics like magic mushrooms work on the same brain receptors as prescription anti-depressants. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, "Magic mushrooms for better health? Psychedelic drugs are having a moment across US," 24 Aug. 2019 Denver legislators voted this spring to decriminalize the use and possession of hallucinogenic magic mushrooms, and this week Oakland became the second U.S. city to do so. Max Berlinger, latimes.com, "Fashion is having a seriously psychedelic moment," 7 June 2019 Where cannabis first trod, magic mushrooms are sure to follow. Olivia Goldhill, Quartz, "Do Canadians have a constitutional right to magic mushrooms?," 24 Aug. 2019 This past week Oakland followed suit, also decriminalising magic mushrooms and peyote. Alexis Reliford, refinery29.com, "AOC Wants It To Be Easier To Study Magic Mushrooms & Other Psychedelics," 9 June 2019 The City Council voted unanimously to decriminalize the adult use and possession of magic mushrooms and other entheogenic, or psychoactive, plants. Samantha Maldonado, chicagotribune.com, "Oakland becomes the 2nd U.S. city to decriminalize magic mushrooms," 6 June 2019 The City Council voted unanimously to decriminalize the adult use and possession of magic mushrooms and other entheogenic, or psychoactive, plants and fungi. Samantha Maldonado, The Denver Post, "Oakland becomes second U.S. city, after Denver, to decriminalize magic mushrooms," 5 June 2019 The City Council voted unanimously to decriminalize the adult use and possession of magic mushrooms and other entheogenic, or psychoactive, plants and fungi. NBC News, "Oakland becomes second U.S. city to decriminalize magic mushrooms," 5 June 2019 From being the first major city to legalize marijuana to decriminalizing magic mushrooms, Denver voters have never hesitated to stun people. Doug Friednash, The Denver Post, "Friednash: Denver’s AOC — Candi CdeBaca — has already shaken the city but could this disruptor rattle Congress too?," 4 Aug. 2019

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magic mushroom

noun

Medical Definition of magic mushroom

: any fungus containing hallucinogenic alkaloids (as psilocybin)

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