magic mushroom


Definition of magic mushroom

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

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Recent Examples on the Web The study found no link between the use of LSD, psilocybin or mescaline (the psychoactive compounds in magic mushroom) and suicidal behavior or mental health problems. Katie Hunt, CNN, "A woman took 550 times the usual dose of LSD, with surprisingly positive consequences," 27 Feb. 2020 From the window brothels to easily accessible psychedelics (magic mushrooms), tourists aren’t the only one who visit Amsterdam for a night of sin -- Amsterdam was ranked the most criminally active municipality in 2018, according to Dutch Review. 9. Fox News, "Top 10 Deadliest European Cities," 5 Feb. 2020 District of Columbia Washington: A group in D.C. is extending the fight to decriminalize drugs beyond cannabis to magic mushrooms, WUSA-TV reports. USA TODAY, "MLK, robot unemployment, Python Bowl: News from around our 50 states," 14 Jan. 2020 Cristina Daura created suitably strange and psychedelic illustrations for an article examining the potential use of psilocybin, the active ingredient of magic mushrooms, for treating depression. The Economist, "The year, illustrated 2019 in review: Ten illustrations that sum up the year," 30 Dec. 2019 The resolution would decriminalize the adult use and possession of magic mushrooms and other entheogenic, or psychoactive, plants and fungi. Washington Post, "Oakland weighs decriminalizing magic mushrooms," 4 June 2019 Reuters What exactly makes magic mushrooms psychedelic? Olivia Goldhill, Quartz, "The world’s first magic mushroom research center is launching in Jamaica," 19 Sep. 2019 What happens when an electronic prodigy uproots from London to Los Angeles, then dives into meditation, freezing baths, desert treks and the mind-expanding possibilities of magic mushrooms? Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 40 Greatest Dance Albums of the Decade: Staff List," 26 Nov. 2019 The research center will study everything from the genetics of magic mushrooms to how best to extract their psychedelic compounds. Olivia Goldhill, Quartz, "The world’s first magic mushroom research center is launching in Jamaica," 19 Sep. 2019

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1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Magic mushroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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Medical Definition of magic mushroom

: any fungus containing hallucinogenic alkaloids (as psilocybin)

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