Like the rest of the province, I was obsessed with small yellow mushrooms for several weeks in late summer and early fall.
The Mushrooms Are Calling And I Must Go Shirt
Yellow and orange streaks jumped out of the forest floor. The hunt is thrilling because nothing is as delicious as a chanterelle.
I like them on toast. I sauté them and tuck them into tartlets with garlic and parmesan. I put them into quiches along with goat cheese and kale from my garden.
On a more serious note, the rumors surrounding wild mushrooms abound. I told you that you can “eat perfumed things” safely, that’s not true at all. I also noticed dozens of people asking for online identity, a dangerous and discouraging fact.
Attempts to disregard psilocybin, commonly known as magic mushrooms, are gathering momentum in The Mushrooms
The cities of Denver, Oakland, and Santa Cruz have legalized hallucinogenic drugs. Washington, DC will soon vote on whether to follow it or not. And the state of Oregon is set to organize a poll of full legalization.
This boost, in part driven by medical researchers, is finding increasing evidence that the substance can effectively treat mental health conditions such as depression and Post-traumatic stress disorder. (PTSD).
In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been quick to study psilocybin as a treatment for PTSD, calling it a potential breakthrough therapy.
Young technology entrepreneurs are also leading the mainstream, claiming that microdose (drinking psilocybin daily in very small quantities) can increase productivity and leadership skills.
In this episode of The Stream, we ask what evidence supports these claims and whether magic mushrooms could one day become as popular in bathroom cabinets as vitamins?