Magic mushrooms and cannabis both offer potential health benefits and psychoactive properties. However, is it safe to combine these two psychedelics?
Cannabis and shrooms remain as Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substance Act. However, over the course, many states have already decriminalized these substances. The first state to decriminalize cannabis was Oregon in 1973. This development provided momentum for various states to join the reform. Five more states followed Oregon, namely, Alaska, Maine, Colorado, California, and Ohio in 1975. Recently, New Jersey, South Dakota, Montana, and Arizona issued the legalization of cannabis.
The movement for psilocybin decriminalization started in the late 2010s in Denver, Colorado. Oakland and Santa Cruz California followed their steps in January 2019 and January 2020 respectively. Moreover, Canada also made their move by decriminalizing psilocybin as a Schedule III drug. If you look for magic mushrooms in Edmonton, you can easily find one through online dispensaries.
These reforms caused cannabis and magic mushroom to become widely accessible. It also sparked the curiosity of many psychedelic geeks to experiment by combining these substances.
Cannabis is often used for its medicinal properties; it is a powerful analgesic, anti-tumor, and anti-cancer plant. Also, it can ease epileptic episodes and psychological problems.
The effects of cannabis depend on the dosage, strain, potency level, and method of consumption. Also, the effects may differ on how often a person uses cannabis.
The effects of raw cannabis, capsules, and oil kick in immediately after consumption. However, edibles take about 30 to 60 minutes before you feel its effects. After taking the substance, you will feel more focused, relaxed, and productive. Other potential effects include euphoria, dulling of sensations, increased appetite, and rapid heart rate.
Fifteen types of mushrooms contain psilocybin and psilocin. These mushrooms are called magic mushrooms or shrooms.
Shroom affects sensory perception similar to cannabis. However, the effects of shroom are more striking. It is more potent and the duration of effects takes longer to wear out.
Magic mushroom is commonly used to treat depression and anxiety. It helps in managing cancer-related treatment distress and smoking cessation. Taking shroom also improves energy, mood, and productivity. However, one can only achieve these effects using micro-dosing. Consuming stronger strains and a higher dosage of shroom could lead to deactivation of perception of reality, paranoia, and nightmare.
Is it Possible to MixShroom and Cannabis?
Both cannabis and shroom alter the perception of reality due to their active hallucinogen compounds. However, the effects of these substances when used together, depends on their type and potency level.
Studies show that combining shroom with CBD-rich cannabis strain reduces nausea and anxiety. Cannabidiol (CBD) in cannabis is different from THC. It does not induce psychoactive effects and even fights the euphoria. But mixing shroom with THC increases the risk of ‘bad trips.’ THC and psilocybin are both strong psychedelics; thus, combining these two will only increase visual and auditory hallucinations. Conclusively, CBD is safe to mix with shroom but not THC.
Although cannabis and shrooms have no serious health risk, using these substances together is prohibited among beginners. It is best to stick with one until you become familiar with how your body and mind react towards each substance.